NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Announced
POSTED BY Raphael Leynes ON January 9, 2019
NVIDIA has just announced the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, which brings the hallmarks of its RTX line of GPUs, the revolutionary Turing Architure, Deep-Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Raytracing into the hands of PC Gamers around the world. The announcement comes straight from Nvidia’s live press conference kicking off CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.
With its real-time ray tracing and AI capabilities, the RTX 2060 aims to deliver incredible performance for modern video games while providing gorgeous visuals and graphics at a fraction of the cost of most high-end gaming GPUs. As its stands, the RTX 2060 claims to be 60 percent faster on current video game titles (such as Battlefield V, PUBG and Shadow of the Tomb Raider) than its predecessor the GTX 1060-a huge leap up from the already impressive specs of NVIDIA’s most popular GPU.
The RTX 2060 is priced at USD 349 (roughly PHP 18,247) and will be available globally starting January 15 from every major OEM, system builder and graphics card partner.
The Revolution is Here
The RTX 2060 will have all the features of the revolutionary RTX line of GPUs . It has the incredible ability to competently execute Real-Time Ray Tracing, which realistically mimics the way light moves, refracts and reflects on objects in a given scene. This results in incredibly accurate, life-like lighting situations in our favorite video games rendered in real-time–a feat that was once held as the holy grail of computer graphics. We wrote more about real-time ray tracing and why it’s a big deal here.
The RTX 2060 will also come with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that delivers 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which improves performance through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). According to NVIDIA, DLSS is a feature that leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image. The result is a clear, crisp image with similar quality as traditional rendering, but with higher performance.
NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang has this to say about the RTX 2060 at the start of their press conference at the start of CES:
“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere.”
“Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”
The RTX 2060 will be available beginning January 15 in systems built by Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, as well as by leading system builders worldwide. Custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will also available starting January 15 from top add-in card providers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. NVIDIA GeForce
A stock-clocked RTX 2060 Founders Edition board — designed and built by NVIDIA — will also be available on that date at www.nvidia.com.