It was just last year at CES 2019 that we saw NVIDIA release the GeForce RTX 2060, and here we are at CES 2020, and EVGA has a new take on this popular graphics card. Dubbed the 2060 KO, this new take on the 2060 aims to place it at a $300 price point, which would put it directly in competition with AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT that was just announced a few short days ago.
Being a $300 card, the GeForce RTX 2060 KO is working to be the lowest priced 2060, in hopes of making it a very compelling option to the 5600 XT. In order to make that decision easier for potential buyers, EVGA has even provided this card with a metal backplate, something you very rarely see on low-end products. This not only provides the additional strength to the card to withstand sag and to dissipate some heat, but the aesthetic of a backplate is something that really improves the look of a card.
Dual fans are present to cool off the heatpipes and fins, and DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort are available for output connectivity.
This midrange graphics card market continues to fill up with new products seemingly releasing nearly every week, but the release of a new KO designation of the standard 2060 is something we haven’t really seen from any AIB partners. So while this isn’t a new product from NVIDIA, EVGA is simply applying their own naming convention to an existing product.
At $20 more than the new RX 5600 XT, the $300 EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO is ready to to go toe to toe with AMD’s latest for the chance to bring home the winner’s belt. The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO will be available this Friday at evga.com and Newegg.