As had been previously rumored, NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES 2019 to a room full of eagerly waiting tech journalists and industry insiders. This marks the fifth product from NVIDIA’s lineup of RTX graphics cards, and ushers in a whole new range of performance in the mid-range segment. Prior to the announcement, NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang had showed a Battlefield V demo with great looking RTX features enabled, running very smoothly at a 1440p resolution. To the room’s amazement, it was then announced that this demo had just been rendered on the brand new GeForce RTX 2060.
RTX 2060 Specifications
- NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 1920
- RTX Ops: 37T
- Giga Rays/s: 5
- Boost Clock (MHz): 1680
- Base Clock (MHz): 1365
- Memory Speed: 14 Gbps
- Standard Memory Config: 6GB GDDR6
- Memory Interface Width: 192-bit
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 336 GB/s
One thing we were really impressed to hear was that the performance of the RGX 2060 is greater than that of the GTX 1070 Ti. Taking into consideration that the 1070 Ti currently sells from $440 and up, the $349 price point of the RTX 2060 makes it a quite cost-effective product.
And to sweeten the deal, NVIDIA is bundling the RTX 2060, and RTX 2070, with a free copy of either Battlefield V or Anthem. Those that want to step up to an RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti will be rewarded with a copy of each game.
Without any other real information regarding the performance of this card, we will have to wait to see just how this card stacks up to the competition. Thankfully, we will know pretty soon, as the GeForce RTX 2060 is set to release on Tuesday, January 15th. With a full lineup of cards from all of the major AIBs, we are excited to see what the various takes on the card are.