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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 launched at US$349 - Graphics

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 launched at US$349 - Graphics

Nvidia is issuing several versions of RTX graphics for laptops. The higher-end graphics card also features a wider 256-bit memory bus, whereas the new RTX 2060 gets by with a 192-bit interface, the RTX 2070 offers up to a 448 GB/s transfer rate compared to the RTX 2060's 336 GB/s. It'll cost $349, which is a little more expensive that xx60 cards are, but not bad considering it'll launch at a lower price than the 1070 when that much-loved card launched. It didn't help that no games supported Nvidia's RTX technologies when the new cards hit the market, which limited their appeal-especially compared to the GTX 10-series cards. NVIDIA is also pricing this GPU aggressively at $349 to deliver performance and features previously available only in high-end gaming GPUs to mainstream consumers. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature RT Cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate.

Huang also mention Acer's Predator Triton 500 gaming notebook as well, although that particular model was fitted with a mobile variant of the RTX 2060.

Nvidia claims RTX 2060 is 60% faster on current games than the predecessor, GTX 1060.

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During a demo of the card, Nvidia showed the RTX 2060 running Battlefield V with full real-time ray tracing turned on at more than 60 frames per second at 1440p. In an onstage demo of Battlefield V at 1440p, the system reached almost 70 FPS with RTX off.

We look forward to putting the next wave of RTX 2060-powered systems through their paces this year, as well as see our pals at Tom's Hardware put it through their thorough benchmark tests. There's also going to be an RTX 2060 Founder's Edition with stock specs that will be available the same day. On the other hand, those who will grab a 2080ti or 2080 will get both games to get them started on the road of RTX.