Nvidia’s GeForce RTX family is being expanded with a new member: RTX 2060.
As the name suggests, this is a middle class graphics card, although the debut price of US $ 349.
The card is also significantly more expensive than its predecessor, GTX 1060, which in the summer of 2016 debuted at $ 249.
For that money, however, the users will be able to buy the cheapest RTX card to date and thus try the advanced ray tracing functionality of.
Ray-tracing technology makes lighting effects more lifelike as long as the game and graphics card support the effects.
Geforce RTX 2060 gets global sales debit on January 15, 2019. Also
Geforce RTX 2060 in Numbers
With its new graphics card, Nvidia delivers a card featuring 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, 240 tensor calculators and 1,920 CUDA graphic calculators.
The card is printed with 12nm lithography technology, against 16nm in the previous generation.
In comparison, the departing GTX 1060 offers the generation of 1280 CUDA cores, and Nvidia itself promises that the card will provide 60 percent higher – the card will even overtake the GTX 1070Ti series in some game disciplines.
With the higher performance, a higher power consumption follows.
The RTX 2060 cards will pull 160W toward 120W earlier, thus also requiring better cooling in any gaming machine.
Interesting driver development
In the wake of the RTX 2060 launch, Nvidia also announces an extended support for variable refresh rate of the screen. It is a technology that in the AMD camp is dubbed ‘Freesync’.
In the future, Nvidia graphics cards in the GTX 10 and the RTX 20 series will be able to activate the company’s ‘G Sync’ pendant in monitors that support VESA Adaptive Sync.
However, among more than 400 displays on the market, it is a single dozen supported today. More screens will of course be added to the compatibility list in the future.
With its new program, Nvidia will also offer a new ‘G Sync Ultimate’ designation for the G Sync compatible displays, which at the same time support HDR, DCI P3 colors and over 1000 nits maximum brightness.