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Nvidia officially announces geForce RTX 2060 – RTX is now available in the middle class for 349 USD

The keynote of Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang, the CEO of Nvidia (shown as a live stream on Twitch) has now officially confirmed it: the GeForce RTX 2060 will be "mass compatible" from 15.01.2019, because with an EIA of 349 USD and the game bundle with Anthem (DLSS) respectively. Battlefield V (DXR, DLSS) Nvidia now wants to put the DXR stamp on the market in this segment as well.

The controversy surrounding Nvidia's Turing graphics architecture has so far seemed to divide users into two camps. On the one hand, critics are generally dissatisfied with how the GeForce RTX 20 series cards position themselves in price compared to previous generation boards. Or they are dissatisfied with the fact that Nvidia has spent so much resources on perhaps forward-looking features that may not have the stunning visual impact or generally function smoothly, except perhaps for the Ultra-high-end models.

The GeForce RTX 2060 may now be a good way to change these opinions on both fronts. With an RRP of 349 USD, it is below the starting price of the GeForce GTX 1070. And yet the geometric mean of their average frame rates shows that the GeForce RTX 2060 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and is moving more towards the GeForce GTX 1080! In addition, the latest updates to Battlefield V make Nvidia's hybrid rasterization/real-time raytracing concept playable on mid-range hardware. The benchmarks will show this later.

On paper, the map makes a very interesting impression:

  GeForce GTX 1060 FE GeForce RTX 2060 FE GeForce RTX 2070 FE
GeForce GTX 1070 FE
Architecture (GPU)
Pascal (GP106) Turing (TU106) Turing (TU106) Pascal (GP104)
CUDA Cores
1280 1920 2304 1920
Tensor Cores
N/A 240 288 N/A
RT Cores
N/A 30 36 N/A
Texture Units
80 120 144 120
Base Clock Rate
1506 MHz 1365 MHz 1410 MHz 1506 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1708 MHz 1680 MHz 1710 MHz 1683 MHz
Storage expansion
Storage bus
192-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
192 GB/s 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 256 GB/s
48 48 64 64
L2 Cache
1.5 MB 3 MB 4MB 2MB
120 W 160 W 185W 150w
4.4 billion 10.8 billion 10.8 billion 7.2 billion
The size
200 mm2 N/A 445 mm2 314 mm2
No No No Yes (MIO


If you know us, you will certainly be waiting to read a suitable review immediately after the announcement and I'll speculate with you if your colleagues or even we can have a small RTX-Praline ready today. If something really should come today, then the time is known. So this time you can sprinkle the Vesperbrot with Waldmeister jam and wait for what and if something happens.

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