Nvidia has finally unveiled their RTX 2060 graphics card bring the expensive Ray Tracing performance to lower tied cards.

Nvidia's RTX 2060 Founders Edition will ship on January 15th for $349 (for Founders Edition), packing 5 Gigarays of Ray Tracing performance, placing the graphics card not that far behind the RTX 2070.  There is no word on UK availability or price but it converts to £275 though we will likely have to pay more than that. In comparison the current cheapest GTX 1060 on Scan is the Palit GeForce GTX 1060 StormX 6GB which costs £229.99. On BestBuy you can get an EVGA card for $269.99 which maybe a more accurate comparison.

The graphics card will offer 1920 CUDA cores and 6GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 memory, delivering a 75% increase in memory bandwidth over the standard 6GB GTX 1060.

The RTX 2060 offers a 50% increase in CUDA cores over the GTX 1060 which is a significant improvement.

RTX 2000 Series ComparisonGeforce RTX 2080 Ti (FE)Geforce RTX 2080 (FE)Geforce RTX 2070 (Fe)Geforce RTX 2060 (FE)
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuringTuring
CUDA Cores43522944 2,3041920
Ray Tracing Performance10 GR8 GR6 GR5 GR
Base Clock1350MHz1515MHz1410MHz1365MHz
Boost Clock1635MHz1800MHz1710MHz1680MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Memory Capacity11GB8GB8GB6GB
Memory Speed14Gbps14Gbps14Gbps14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth616GB/s448GB/s448GB/s336GB/s
Memory Bus Size352-bit256-bit256-bit192-bit

RTX 2060 will support Nvidia RTX ray tracing using RT cores and DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) using AI optimised Tensor cores. During Nvidia's keynote, Nvidia confirmed that Anthem will support DLSS. DLSS support is also coming to Battlefield V, negating the performance impact of RTX Ray Tracing using the power of AI, enabling 60+ FPS gameplay on Battlefield V with RTX on!

During the announcement NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang claimed the $349 RTX 2060 is faster than the 1070 Ti and 60 percent more powerful than the 1060

The RTX 2060 will be available on January 15th in systems from Alienware, Acer, HP and others. As a bonus, gamers can also get either Anthem or Battlefield V with the RTX 2060 and 2070, and both titles with the 2080 Ti.

Custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will also available starting Jan. 15 from top add-in card providers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

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