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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 to be launched at CES 2019 — design of the Founders Edition revealed!
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 to be launched at CES 2019 — design of the Founders Edition revealed!

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 1, 2019
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The four Turing cards out in the market is about to be joined by a new member. The new GeForce RTX card(s?) slots in below the GeForce RTX 2070, and has been touted as an equivalent of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, except it now comes with Tensor cores and RT cores. More details have since leaked out as we are nearing the launch.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is reportedly going be launched on 7th January at CES 2019, with a pretty affordable price tag of $349 (~RM1443). Of course we probably won’t be seeing it come in below RM1500, especially after NVIDIA’s AIB partners slap on their third-party coolers and what not. Aside from the launch date and pricing, VideoCardz got their hands on what seems to be the entire press deck for the new GeForce RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 2060 is based on the same Turing TU106 GPU as the GeForce RTX 2070, but receives a slightly cut down version of it. Below is the table comparing the two graphics cards based on the TU106 GPU:

GeForce RTX 2070GeForce RTX 2060
GPUTU106-400TU106-300
CUDA Cores23041920
RT Cores3630
Tensor Cores288240
Base Clock1410 MHz1365 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHz1680 MHz
Memory8GB GDDR66GB GDDR6
Memory clocks14 000 MHz14 000 MHz
Memory interface256-bit192-bit
Power connector1 x 8-pin1 x 8-pin

Design wise, it appears to reuse the GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition. That means a slightly shorter cooler and a 8-pin power connector located at the far end of the card.

What do you think of the GeForce RTX 2060? Would you pick one up? If it comes in below RM2000, I bet many would be quite tempted to make the jump to the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture, even if raytracing performance would be somewhat limited.

Pokdepinion: Well the pricing is what really matters. If local pricing is good, this would be a great mid-range card and be the final nail in the coffin for AMD’s Radeon RX 590.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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