CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it s faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs $349. When did the rtx 2060 come out

The GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition combines the performance advantage of the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor to the single digit range, which is impressive. It also continues to outperform the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition.

CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it’s faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs $349

Five months ago, Nvidia lifted the cover of its next-generation RTX graphics cards, the GTX 1080 beating the RTX 2070, a bit but not as good as the GTX-1080Ti RTX 2080 and the 4K monster that is the RTX 2080Ti. Now joining the ranks is the long-awaited RTX 2060, which was just discussed at the Nvidia CES 2019 press conference. Here’s everything we know so far about their new mid-range ray tracing machine.

RTX 2060 release date

The RTX 2060 will arrive soon – in fact, in just over a week. On Tuesday, January 15, the RTX 2060 will be available worldwide both directly from Nvidia and from dozens of other manufacturers. You can see the whole family below, including MSI, Asus, EVGA, Inno3D cards, and Nvidia’s own Founder’s Edition, just to name a few.

The 2060 Super and 2070 Super models that go on sale today are the second generation of Nvidia’s 20 Series that was launched last year, and both offer significant improvements over the previous generation in terms of performance, specifications and energy consumption.

Nvidia’s new RTX 2060: Specifications, release date

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Update 12/3: Nvidia has officially confirmed the specs of the revised RTX 2060, adding a full spec sheet to its RTX 2060 landing page.

Most of the expected specifications came true. It will ship with 12GB of GDDR6 memory and will feature 2,176 CUDA cores, up from the original RTX 2060 from 1920. Base and boost clock speeds are slightly different: while the original RTX 2060 ran at 1365 MHz / 1680 MHz respectively, the new RTX 2060 will run at 1470 MHz / 1650 MHz.

The rest of the card remains largely unchanged, although the specs note that the revised RTX 2060 will consume 185 watts of power, compared to the RTX 2060’s original 160 watts use.

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One benefit is that at least a “new” RTX 2060 will be available soon. Leaks reported that the refreshed RTX 2060 will be available worldwide from December 7, which was later confirmed by the French tech site Overclocking.

Nvidia’s new RTX 2060: Expected price

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The big kicker with any GPU in 2021 will of course be the difference between the recommended retail price and the price that retailers charge users.

The original RTX 2060 SUPER had a MSRP of $ 399 / € 379 / $ 599. Today you can find sellers selling the much older GTX 1660 Ti for about the same price. Given that the RTX 2060 was first launched in the US for $ 329, it’s likely Nvidia will want the re-released version to occupy a similar price point in their product suite. It would also give Nvidia an offer to undercut AMD’s rivals, at least until AMD introduces its entry-level RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT GPUs in the new year.

It’s a bit confusing, isn’t it? Especially 2060 and 2060 Super. These names and prices are terribly similar. But in terms of specs and performance, they couldn’t be further apart.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU Priced at $350, Launching January 15th

After releasing advanced versions of its new GeForce RTX cards in the middle of last year, NVIDIA announced today that the entry-level RTX 2060 will be launched next week at a price of $ 350.

NVIDIA has made a big deal with its “RTX” 20-serial GPU, which for the first time includes hardware designed to accelerate ray tracing and artificial intelligence processing. Although as a leader in releasing RTX cards with enthusiast models – 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti – they did get some criticism for the price, with the 2070 Founder’s Edition starting at $ 600.

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Now NVIDIA has unveiled its entry-level 20 series card, the RTX 2060. Announced onstage at CES 2019 this week, the company announced that the RTX 2060 is priced at $ 350 and will go global on January 15th. NVIDIA is planning its own ‘Founder’s Edition’ 2060, which will be released on the same day as other versions of the card made by its hardware partners.

NVIDIA said the RTX 2060 is more powerful than the previous generation GTX 1060, 1070, and 1070 Ti cards. On launch, 2060 will be bundled for a limited time with either the Battlefield 5 client of your choice or the upcoming Anthem.

As a GPU based on the Turing NVIDIA architecture, the RTX 2060 will support the VitualLink connection standard that will allow upcoming VR headsets to connect to your computer via a single USB-C port on the GPU. While VirtualLink is technically supported under the hood, it’s possible that some 2060 builds won’t include the necessary USB-C port; which ports are on the GPU depends on the card manufacturer. All proprietary NVIDIA Founder’s Edition cards include a USB-C port.

Along with accelerated ray tracing and AI processing, NVIDIA also said the Turing architecture in RTX cards brings new and improved VR rendering capabilities.

Update (Jan 7, 2018): Fixed the price of the RTX 2070 Founder’s Edition from $ 500 to $ 600 (thanks for the info in the comments, Zerofool). While the RTX 2070 “started” at $ 500, Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition started at $ 600.

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Do we know if this card is better than GTX 1080.

If that were the case, they probably would have said that .. or they don’t want people to know it’s faster, so it won’t hurt selling 1080! I have to pay attention to the test reviews.

The RTX2070 has roughly the same speed as the GTX1080 for raster operations https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-2070-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1080/4029vs3603 but $ 100 more expensive

This is not. Overclocked as fast as the standard GTX1080.

So for the price, it would be better if someone would buy this or 1080. My husband wants 1080, but if it’s almost as good…

It says in the article, ~ 1070ti (Nvidia testers…) We have to see third party benches.

A BUY OF LAUGHTER. And for 6 months’ 2050 ‘better than 1050!’? What a progress… And for the money… 1060 was a hundred dollars less at launch!

Faster 1070 / 1070TI? Doubtful. Probably the same. And 1070 costs $ 300-400 – the same as 2060.
A really pointless product as long as people are 3 1070 years old, or you can buy a much better (if used – same price) 1080 / 1080Ti.

The PST card should cost a maximum of $ 200-250.

my guess is it works the same as the 1070 and same price
… As with other rtx cards

We now have benchmarks. GTX1070Ti tier out of the box.

So, if someone has 1060 or less and really wants to upgrade, it’s probably a card to get. If someone has a 1070 or higher card, like me, they are left with overpriced 2070 and 2080 cards. Or, as I plan, I’m just waiting.

or if you spent $ xxx on an NVidia card in 2016, you can spend exactly the same in 2019 and get exactly the same performance.

1060 / 3GB may have cost a hundred dollars less, but 1060 / 6GB has always been on the higher end, and even higher..

hmm 6pin on the back .. not that it mattered much .. just interesting

Looks like i need to buy it although i am uploading vr instead. That’s a dollar cheaper lol

Put that dollar on a blanket plate!

I was getting to the point where it would be nice to tweak my system anyway, it could be a good incentive for that. I am currently using 16 GB DDR3 memory with the GTX 1070 and i5 4590 .. yes, 4590…

You’ve waited so long, it doesn’t hurt to wait a little longer. AMD will announce its next line of products (both processors and graphics cards) in just two days. This will eventually put some pressure on Nvidia and Intel, and over time will force them to lower the prices of most of their products (all Intel and most of Nvidia, except the top-end RTX 2080 / 2080Ti). In a few months (Q2-Q3) you will be able to get the same power as today’s mid-range parts, much cheaper.

If this is going to put pressure on Nvidia and Intel then there’s a lot to see, if there’s something similar to the previous version, nvidia doesn’t really need to worry, and neither did Intel.

Also, don’t count on Q2-Q3 to get the same power as today’s mids / mids-highs, many people said last time, and prices never really dropped.

I think we’ll find out in two days (or in a few weeks when independent reviews come out if you don’t believe the PR slides).

The third quarter is said to be the period when the fastest Navi GPU (the Radeon RX 3080) is expected to launch, with early performance leaks placing it just above the GTX 1080 (essentially equal to the RTX 2070), at an alleged price of $ 250-300. Q3 is also the moment when their Zen2 based APUs are expected to bring excellent entry level systems.
The slower Navi cards (RX 3060 and 3070) are expected to be released in the second quarter. The premiere of the top 16C / 32C AM4 5 + GHz (boost) processors is also expected, which will coincide with the 50th anniversary of AMD.
Another thing – the forecast that Intel will solve the supply shortage in 14nm technology is about 2-3 quarters, so there is no chance that their prices will fall sooner. Which is a great opportunity for AMD.
Intel’s answer will come at the end of Q4 in the form of 10nm Ice Lake processors based on the Sunny Cove microarchitecture, undoing single-threaded performance (IPC) (if they lose it, which is very likely; for the first time since Athlon64) and marking the end of the Skylake era.
Pascal’s stocks are expected to eventually sell out by Q2 and Q3, opening up space for an entire product line consisting entirely of Turing chips, which are currently inflated so as not to compete with the Series 10 cards.

The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 will offer the best out of the box performance of all cards on this list, making it a great buy for consumers not comfortable making further tweaks to their GPU.

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This card was touted as the perfect offer for those looking to play games mostly at 1080p, with some gaming abilities at 1440p. The extension of DLSS-enabled games means that the re-released RTX 2060 SUPER should be able to enjoy more games at a higher resolution.

RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070

If you’re unfamiliar with the 1070 TI, where have you been for the last few years? At the time of release, it was Nvidia’s newest graphics processor for HD and VR games and the successor to the number one GPU in terms of market share, the GTX 1070. It featured 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit interface, which provided a total memory bandwidth of 256 GB / s and standard clock speed 1.68 GHz. Geforce came out and said the RTX 2060 is a direct competitor to the 1070 TI, but with the latest graphics enhanced by artificial intelligence and real-time ray tracing, which will be discussed later.

So how does the new 20 series compare to the 1070 TI? On paper they are very close in terms of performance, but overall the 1070 TI slightly outperforms the RTX 2060.1070 TI boasts slightly better 3D speed, texture detail and complex spatter while the 2060 has much faster multi rendering and an overall better frame rate per second in many games. All of this, coupled with the fact that the RTX 2060 is 20% cheaper than the 1070, gives consumers a really tough decision to make when they ask themselves which GPU to choose. However, with new real-time ray tracing being implemented more in games, you are definitely securing yourself for the future by opting for the 20 Series.

Nvidia just smashed AMD’s argument with the Super series. These cards are fast and inexpensive for what they are. If you’ve been holding off on buying a GPU recently, few have as good value for money as the new RTX 2060 Super.

What are they?

The 2060 Super and 2070 Super models that go on sale today are the second generation of Nvidia’s 20 Series that was launched last year, and both offer significant improvements over the previous generation in terms of performance, specifications and energy consumption.

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Nvidia RTX 2060 & 2070 Super


The latest mid-range Nvidia graphics cards.


They are as fast as 2080, but for much less money.


Coming to the market less than a year after their predecessors, they will surely fill many buyers with remorse.

Until today, the offer has varied from $ 599 2060, $ 750 2070, $ 1100 2080, and finally $ 1899 2080 Ti. (We’ll be using list prices for this post.) If you wanted ray tracing on a reasonably affordable GPU, these were your choices.

Now, less than six months after Nvidia has finished releasing this line, it is back with a new one. It’s still $ 599 2060, but there’s also $ 690 2060 Super and $ 860 2070 Super, as well as $ 1209 $ 2080 Super.

Editor’s Note: The Super product line is not yet available in Australia, but if you’d like to be notified, you can sign up with the NVIDIA Product Center.

NVIDIA Super GPU RTX: Australian Price and Release Date

NVIDIA’s RTX Super GPUs: Australian Price And Release Date

The news was leaked ahead of the intended announcement, but on Tuesday afternoon, during a briefing on the embargo, NVIDIA finally unveiled another addition to its generation of RTX GPUs: Super.

It’s a bit confusing, isn’t it? Especially 2060 and 2060 Super. These names and prices are terribly similar. But in terms of specs and performance, they couldn’t be further apart.

The 2060 model, introduced in January this year, is the 6GB, 160W, and 1920 Cuda GPU core. The 2060 Super combines 2 GB more RAM for a total of 8 GB, and also adds more CUDA cores for a total of 2176. Cuda cores are a specific type of core unique to Nvidia GPUs, but the principle remains the same – more cores means better performance but also increase the power consumption up to 175W GPU.

The last generation 2070 was also a 175W GPU with 8GB of RAM, but had 2304 CUDA cores instead of 2176. However, it was taken out of production and Nvidia replaced it with the 2070 Super. It has the same amount of RAM but requires a whopping 215W and 2,560 CUDA cores.

The two new Super series GPUs appear to be only a relatively small increase in specs from the previous generation. However, in our testing, we found both to perform as well as the much more expensive RTX 2080.

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Thermal and Power Performance

In my tests, the dual-fan cooling solution in the GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition did its job well. The fans were whispering while playing, and I didn’t hear any coil whine.

For the thermal tests, I used a 10-minute (20-loop) 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra stability test. This is how the GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition behaved in its standard form.

The GPU Boost 4.0 feature on GeForce RTX 20 graphics cards explains the jitter you see in the core clock. In this test, it averaged 1,828 MHz, well above its base clock of 1,680 MHz. The average core temperature of 67 degrees C is well below the maximum rated temperature of 88 degrees C. The power consumption averaged 158.4 watts, reaching a GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition maximum power rating of 160 watts.

Here’s how the GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition performed in the same overclocking test I applied in the previous section.

Although I officially overclocked the core by 150 MHz, in this test it was on average 175 MHz higher than at the factory settings, mainly thanks to the GPU Boost 4.0. The average core temperature did not increase significantly at 71 degrees C and peaked at 74 degrees C.

Overclocking increased the power consumption to an average of 187 watts, which is 117 percent of the hob’s rated power (160 watts). The board’s rated power is set to a maximum of 118% for overclocking, leaving little room for further overclocking. Some aftermarket models based on GeForce RTX 2060 cards offer higher overclocking potential due to higher board power ratings; you will naturally pay for the privilege.

Tempted by the Fruit of the Founders

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition isn’t the first GeForce RTX 2060-based graphics card we reviewed. It didn’t disappoint, offering great gaming performance at 1080p and 1440p, leaving the older (and more expensive) GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition left behind. In some scenarios, it may even come close to the more expensive GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition.

While that’s good news, it’s all the praise we can give to any GeForce RTX 2060 based graphics card. What makes the Founders Edition unique is a combination of factors.

First, its sleek metal body is as compact as a standard-length graphics card. In addition, it has a VirtualLink USB Type-C port for supporting next-generation VR headsets, which was missed with some RTX 2060 partner cards. Last but not least, its price is as low as a GeForce RTX 2060 based graphics card at $ 349 . The review sample we received also had excellent overclocking capabilities, allowing you to further increase its value with minimal effort.

The biggest competition for the GeForce RTX 2060 is Nvidia’s own GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which isn’t that far behind in terms of performance. However, it lacks the ray tracing and DLSS features that define the GeForce RTX 20 series, further enhancing the GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition’s value argument. If you’re looking for a premium graphics card with all the whistles of today and tomorrow, this is it.

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