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NVIDIA officially announces GeForce RTX 2060, to be priced at 349 USD, more powerful than GTX1070Ti

NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. According to the press release, the RTX 2060 GPU aims to deliver exceptional performance on modern games, with graphics enhanced by ray tracing and AI capabilities. 

The RTX 2060 is said to be 60 percent faster on current titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060, NVIDIA’s most popular GPU, and beats the gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070Ti.

Across 23 benchmarks and games at 2560×1440 resolution, the RTX 2060 on average is 60 percent faster than the original GTX 1060. Tests included but are not limited to: Ashes of the Singularity, Battlefield V, Deus Ex: Mankind, The Division, Doom, Fallout 4, Far Cry 5, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Hitman 2, Hitman Pro, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, PUBG, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Sniper Elite 4, Strange Brigade, VRMark, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Wolfenstein II and Unigine Superposition.

Furthermore, with Turing’s RT Cores and Tensor Cores, it can run Battlefield V with ray tracing at 60 frames per second (with DLSS enabled).

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said:

“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere. 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 features a major upgrade of the core streaming multiprocessor to more efficiently handle the compute-heavy workloads of modern games. It supports concurrent execution of floating point and integer operations, adaptive shading technology and a new unified memory architecture with twice the cache of its predecessor. Modern games can utilize these features to achieve up to 2x the performance of the GTX 1060 GPU.

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).

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 will be available on January 15th and will be priced at 349 USD.