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Nvidia Unveils its RTX 2060 Priced at $349 Packing 6GB of GDDR6 at CES 2019
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Nvidia Unveils its RTX 2060 Priced at $349 Packing 6GB of GDDR6 at CES 2019

Alex StevensJanuary 10, 2019

With the launch of Nvidia’s 20-series GPUs seemingly an eternity ago, Nvidia has finally announced a January 15th release date for their Geforce RTX 2060. The new graphics card uses the same GPU core as the GTX 2070, the TU106, though is cut down featuring 1920 CUDA cores, 240 tensor cores, 30 RT cores, 120 TMUs and 48 ROPs. This allows the card to be capable of up to 6.5 TFLOPS, which is roughly equivalent to the performance of a GeForce GTX 1070 while still maintaining a 160w TDP compared to the 120w and 150w of the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively. It comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 running on an 192-bit bus, providing a bandwidth of 336GB/s (the same as the older GTX 980TI).

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The card does sit at the high end of the mid-range market at $349. This is partly due to the fact that Nvidia doesn’t have much direct competition and the fact that the GPU die is slightly larger than the GTX 1070 which will likely increase cost. This card does include all of Nvidia’s latest RTX features, though this one is much like the GTX 2070, and will need to lean strongly on features like DLSS in order to be able to competently do ray tracing without significant performance drops.

Graphics Card NameGeForce RTX 2060GeForce RTX 2070GeForce RTX 2080GeForce RTX 2080 TI
GPUTurning TU106Turing TU 106Turing TU104Turing TU102
Die Size445mm2445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistor Count10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
TMUs120144192288
ROPs48646496
CUDA Cores1920230429444352
Cache4 MB L24MB L24MB L26MB L2
Base Clock/Boost Clock1365MHz/1680MHz1410MHz/1620MHz (1710 OC)1515MHz/1710MHz
(1800MHz OC)
1350MHz/1545MHz/
(1635MHz OC)
Compute6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
Memory6GB DDR68GB DDR68GB DDR611GB DDR6
Memory Spped14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Interface192-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Giga Rays5 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s 10 Giga Rays/s
Power Connector8-pin8-pin8+8-pin8+8-pin
TDP160W185w (Founders)
175w (Reference)
225w (Founders)
215w (Reference)
260w (Founders)
250w (Reference)
Price$349 $499$699$999

Reviews that have been published recently does show the RTX 2060 performing faster than the GTX 1070 and 1070TI which makes the high pricing seem a bit easier to swallow, as this likely is the best value in the entire RTX lineup. Nvidia went on to show slides of it getting average FPS’s of above 60FPS with high settings and medium quality at 1440P with DLSS enabled.

Nvidia will be including a game bundle which includes Anthem or Battlefield 5 with the RTX 2060/70 cards and both titles with RTX 2080/TI models.  Nvidia also stated that the official launch will be on January 5th. Both of these titles will feature DLSS and Battlefield 5 currently supports ray tracing, so this seems like a good idea to push their new cards with games that can actually use the functionality.

About The Author
Alex Stevens
Alex is a long time PC Hardware Enthusiast, when not testing, or troubleshooting he spends way too much time playing the latest RTS and FPS games.

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