Five months in the past, Nvidia lastly lifted the lid on their subsequent technology of Turing RTX graphics playing cards, the GTX 1080-beating RTX 2070, the sort-of-but-not-quite-as-good-as-the-GTX-1080Ti RTX 2080 and the 4K monster that’s the RTX 2080Ti. Now, the lengthy awaited RTX 2060 is becoming a member of the ranks, and I’ve simply had my ear talked off about it at Nvidia’s CES 2019 press convention. Here’s every little thing we all know to this point about their new mid-range ray-tracing machine.
RTX 2060 launch date
The RTX 2060 is coming extremely quickly – subsequent week, in actual fact. On January 15th, the RTX 2060 will likely be accessible the world over each instantly from Nvidia and dozens of third social gathering producers.
RTX 2060 value
Excited? Well, the perfect factor is that the RTX 2060 received’t cripple your pockets like the remainder of its RTX household. Indeed, it would price simply $349 within the US (UK pricing to be confirmed), which is fairly good going contemplating it’s truly quicker than Nvidia’s personal GTX 1070Ti, which may at present be had for upwards of £400 / $450.
RTX 2060 specs
Faster than a GTX 1070Ti, you say? What sort of monster specs does this factor have? Surprisingly, the RTX 2060 nonetheless solely has 6GB of reminiscence, albeit of the quicker GDDR6 form versus the GTX 1060’s GDDR5, and it will possibly ship 52 teraflops of energy. I’ll replace this text as quickly as I’ve received extra data (Nvidia prime man Jensen Huang solely talked about these explicit specs in his CES 2019 keynote, however watch this house for extra data very quickly).
The most fun factor in regards to the RTX 2060, nonetheless, is that it will possibly do DLSS (Nvidia’s intelligent AI-driven efficiency boosting tech that’s constructed into the RTX 2060’s Turing GPU) at 1440p. Not 4K. 1440p. That’s the one factor I wished from the remainder of the RTX household once I examined Final Fantasy XV’s DLSS performance, which is restricted to only 4K resolutions in the intervening time. That’s improbable information – or not less than it’s when you play Battlefield V, which is the one demo I’ve seen to this point with DLSS operating at 1440p. It’s not but clear whether or not FFXV will get 1440p assist for DLSS, but it surely’s positively a step in the proper path.
Moreover, the Battlefield V demo with each DLSS and ray-tracing enabled noticed the game’s efficiency soar again as much as non-RTX ranges. It’s already been established that ray tracing by itself takes fairly the toll in your previous GPU – certainly, Metro Exodus devs were aiming for just 60fps at 1920×1080 once I spoke to them again at Gamescom – and Nvidia’s personal graphs confirmed round a 10-15fps drop in comparison with ray tracing turned off. Add in DLSS, and also you get that very same silky 60fps+ efficiency.
Now, it’s value allowing for that DLSS remains to be a per-game affair, as Nvidia have to coach their fancy pants AI gubbins as a way to render mentioned games at such velocity. It subsequently stays fairly a distinct segment factor till extra games begin getting assist for it – which in the intervening time, is just about nothing other than Final Fantasy XV (though there’s a whole big list of issues that may, in some unspecified time in the future, look tremendous pretty-like with DLSS).
Still, even when you disregard the DLSS / RTX magic for now, the RTX 2060’s uncooked efficiency actually sounds fairly spectacular – and can possible blow AMD’s Radeon RX 590 utterly out of the water, too. I’ll have to attend till I’ve examined one myself to see if Nvidia’s GXT 1070Ti-beating declare holds true, however I ought to hopefully have the ability to provide you with my closing verdict within the subsequent few days as soon as I’m residence from CES,
I’ll be updating this text with extra data very quickly, so watch this house.
For extra information and arms on previews from this 12 months’s CES, try our CES 2019 tag.