Nvidia announces the RTX 2060: its mid-tier GPU

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During its even at CES 2019, Nvidia announced the RTX 2060, its latest mid-range GPU. This is the latest addition to Nvidia’s lineup of RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, and it will give entry level users an option, as the new GPU will cost just $349. The announcement came as a surprise when Nvidia revealed that a Battlefield V demo during their keynote was actually running on the new RTX 2060 instead of the existing lineup of high end GPUs.

The company claims that the new RTX 2060 will offer performance higher than a 1070 Ti and 60% faster than a GTX 1060 giving way for “next-gen gaming for tens of millions of gamers” according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. At the demo, the RTX 2060 was shown running Battlefield V with ray-tracing at 60 fps at high settings, but that was with a fast Core i9 processor.

Nvidia's Geforce RTX 2060
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060

At $349, the RTX 2060 is very attractive considering that the RTX 2070 starts at $499. Nvidia is hoping to tackle a new section of the market which will now be able to enter serious gaming with a cheap, affordable GPU such as what they’re offering. To make it better, the company is offering a copy of Battlefield V or Anthem with every new RTX 2060.

The new GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores. It will be available for purchase from a variety of graphics cards partners as well as at Nvidia’s store. In the same event, Nvidia announced that the GeForce RTX gprahics cards will be coming to laptops later this month.

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