After the RTX 2080, 2080 Ti, and the 2070 GPUs, NVIDIA has finally announced the lower end named the RTX 2060 GPU and it comes with the Ray Tracing and AI capabilities. According to the makers, the RTX 2060 is about 60% faster on the current titles than the GTX 1060. The new GPU has Turing’s RT Cores and Tensor Cores that will help games like Battlefield V with Ray Tracing at 60 fps.
“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere,” said NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, who unveiled the RTX 2060 at the start of the CES tradeshow. “Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”
The RTX 2060 comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which can improve gaming performance through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). DLSS leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image. The result is a clear, crisp image with similar quality as traditional rendering, but with higher performance.
The GeForce Experience that NVIDIA offers through its GPUs is a part of the package on the RTX 2060 as well, and it has features like the NVIDIA Highlights, NVIDIA Ansel, and NVIDIA Freestyle. The RTX 2060 will be available beginning Jan. 15 in systems built by Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP and Lenovo, as well as by leading system builders worldwide. It is priced at $349.