NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 sees price slash to position itself against Radeon RX 5600 XT
When NVIDIA released the GeForce RTX 20-series, it faced zero competition, thus allowing them to price them however they wanted. However with the arrival of AMD’s Navi cards, they have been rather on edge ever since. After the slurry of GeForce SUPER cards, they have now resorted to slashing the price of their most affordable GeForce RTX card, the GeForce RTX 2060.
The GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition will now be available for just $299 (~RM1212), down from $349 (~RM1415), placing it in direct competition versus the Radeon RX 5600 XT which is positioned at the $279 (~RM1131) mark. Yes, the NVIDIA card is technically $20 (~RM81) more expensive, but considering that it is slightly faster while also offering more features like DLSS and hardware raytracing, gamers might be inclined to join the Green Team if they are considering a card in that price range.
Of course, AMD may have prepared for this the same way they did for their initial launch of the GeForce RTX SUPER cards, announcing a slightly higher price which NVIDIA matched with the SUPER lineup before announcing an even lower price tag for both the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Specs
- TU106, @ up to 1680 MHz, 12nm FinFET
- 1920 CUDA cores
- 6GB GDDR6 @ 14 Gbps, 192-bit memory interface
- 160W card power
- $299 (~RM1212)
It is worth noting that we can get GeForce RTX 2060 cards for less than the converted price here in Malaysia though, so it might not affect us here as much. Hopefully it will bring down the prices on the premium GeForce RTX 2060 cards, like the ASUS ROG Strix one.
Pokdepinion: NVIDIA does seem to have the upper hand in this match up though. Let’s see Malaysian pricing when the Radeon RX 5600 XT launches here.