NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 cards available now at OcUK!
Update 6 – It’s here: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is now available!
Update 5 – GeForce RTX 2060: First benchmarks for NVIDIA’s new graphics card
Update 4 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 at CES 2019 previewed!
Update 3 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060: First benchmarks leaked?
Update 2 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and GTX 1160 in coexistence?
Update 1 – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060: Mid-range graphics card with 6 GB GDDR6?
Original post – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060: First rumours on Turing’s mid-range GPUs
Update 6: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is Available Now!
The Turing mid-range card has finally arrived in the form of the GeForce RTX 2060! With 1.920 CUDA Cores and 6 GB of fast GDDR6-VRAM, the RTX 2060 is a very good gaming graphics card with excellent price-to-performance. The Turing-based TU106 GPU, on which the RTX 2060 is built, unlocks entry into the world of real-time ray tracing complete with incredible light- and shadow effects.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is available in multiple variants from NVIDIA’s partners. ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and ZOTAC are all offering the RTX 2060, some even come with factory overclocks, while others use blower-style coolers with radial fans, and some use dual- or even triple-fan designs. Due to the low TDP of approximately 170 Watts, the RTX 2060 is also available in short PCB models, the perfect addition to Mini-ITX systems e.g those built inside an HTPC case.
Update 5: First Benchmarks for NVIDIA’s New Graphics Card
Computerbase.de (external link) has tested the GeForce RTX 2060 and published the first benchmark results for NVIDIA’s new gaming graphics card. The specialists publication has got down to the nuts and bolts of the Turing mid-range card with an extensive report that we link to below. One thing is clear, however: the new GeForce RTX 2060 is an extremely high-performance gaming graphics card that comes in at a surprisingly competitive price-to-performance bracket.
A few benchmark results from Computerbase.de are included as follows:
|Spiel:||Full HD (1.920x1.080)||WQHD (2.560x1.440)|
|Overwatch||156.2 FPS||106.4 FPS|
|Rainbow Six: Siege||173.5 FPS||108.1 FPS|
|World of Warcraft||99.6 FPS||80.9 FPS|
|Assassin's Creed: Origins||81 FPS||63.5 FPS|
|Call of Duty: WWII||86.1 FPS||74 FPS|
|Destiny 2||112.9 FPS||80.2 FPS|
|Elex||82.5 FPS||54.7 FPS|
|F1 2018||112.9 FPS||77.7 FPS|
|Far Cry 5||97.6 FPS||73.8 FPS|
|Final Fantasy XV||80.5 FPS||59.5 FPS|
|Ghost Recon: Wildlands||51.2 FPS||40.9 FPS|
|Jurassic World||78 FPS||58.3 FPS|
|Kingdom Come: Deliverance||65.8 FPS||43 FPS|
|Middle Earth: Shadow of War||72.2 FPS||54.5 FPS|
|Monster Hunter World||68.9 FPS||46.2 FPS|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||71.4 FPS||50.4 FPS|
|Star Wars: Battlefront 2||125.3 FPS||84.1 FPS|
|Wolfenstein 2||121.1 FPS||83.5 FPS|
Aside from Computerbase.de, lots of tech reviewers on Youtube have already tested the RTX 2060. The picture that has begun to emerge from said tests is already shaping up to be a positive one. This is due in no small part to the fact that it surpasses the GTX 1070 in many tests, in fact the GeForce RTX 2060 faces off against the GTX 1070 Ti – with the TU106 chip even trading blows with the GTX 1080 under certain circumstances.
Gamer Nexus has also produced a similarly extensive review on their YouTube channel, alongside the now customary teardown video:
Update 4: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 previewed at CES2019!
NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang has used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to show off the GeForce RTX 2060 gaming graphics card. The RTX 2060 offers real-time ray-tracing. As with all Turing-series graphics cards, the TU106 GPU of the GeForce RTX 2060 supplements the standard CUDA Cores with new ray-tracing and Tensor cores. The Tensor cores enable features such as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). DLSS is an anti-aliasing technology that harnesses Deep Learning in order to train the chip to perform more efficient super-sampling.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is a mid-range graphics card with an excellent price-to-performance proposition behind it. Gaming in Full HD and even WQHD (2.560 x 1.440) is a breeze. Even gaming at 4K or immersing yourself in Virtual Reality (VR) is an option with the GeForce RTX 2060. The technical specifications of the new NVIDIA graphics card are rumoured to be as follows:
- Computational performance (FP32): approx. 6,5 TFLOPS
- GPU Base Clock: 1.365 MHz
- GPU Boost Clock: 1.680 MHz
- VRAM: 6 GB GDDR6
- Memory frequency: 7.000 MHz (14.000 MHz effectively)
- Memory interface: 192 Bit
- Memory throughput: 336 GB/s
- CUDA Cores (Shaders): 1.920
- RT Cores: 30
- Tensor Cores: 240
- TDP: 150 Watt
- Power: 1x 8-Pin PCIe
- Display outputs: DP 1.3, HDMI 2.0, DVI-D, USB 3.1 Type C (VirtualLink)
The complete, nearly 2-hour keynote at CES 2019:
Update 3: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060: First Benchmarks Leaked?
New year, new rumours: wccftech.com (external link) has published new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 rumours. Of particular interest are the new numbers regarding gaming performance, given that the RTX 2060 is reported to be, in some circumstances, faster than the GTX 1080! The information was originally published by Videocardz.com (external link), a respected website when it comes to all things related to graphics cards.
With 1.920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores and 30 RT Cores, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is capable of up to 154 FPS at Full HD. The GTX 1080 averages 153 FPS. In Wolfenstein 2 the RTX 2060 is capable of outputting 138 FPS and beats the 1080 by 17 frames. That said, the performance of the RTX 2060 does vary somewhat, sometimes beating the GTX 1080, and on other occasions coming in behind the GTX 1070 Ti.
There are also some indications regarding performance in ray-tracing to boot. The GeForce RTX 2060 should achieve 110 FPS at Full HD resolution without raytracing, and approximately 66 FPS with RT at medium settings, with a reduction in FPS to about 58 at high ray-tracing settings.
There have also been murmurings that the GeForce RTX 2060 will be previewed on January 7th during CES 2019. The RTX 2060 release date would then be around the 15th of January. Depending on the final price of the GeForce RTX 2060, the new NVIDIA graphics card should offer a good, or even excellent price-to-performance ratio – especially if the leaked numbers are shown to be true.
Update 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 und GTX 1160 – Both Exist?
As the holidays have begun in earnest, we have since been treated to some new rumors about the new NVIDIA graphics cards. Both wccftech (external link) as well as Computerbase.de (external link) have reported on the new mid-range graphics card from NVIDIA. To be specific, there are rumours pertaining to two graphics cards in particular, namely the GeForce RTX 2060 and the GeForce GTX 1160.
If this holds true, there would be two new gaming graphics cards – with one possibly arriving as soon as January 2019! While the RTX 2060 is supposed to be based on the TU106 graphics chip, a possible GTX 1160 would allegedly use a TU116 chip. Thus, the RTX 2060 would get the same chip that also happens to be used in the RTX 2070. There is little or no information available about the TU116 however. The prefix TU would indicate the Turing architecture, but with the ray-tracing abilities removed.
According to wccftech.com (external link) Gigabyte has already registered over 40 graphics cards with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 name at the EEC. What is particularly interesting here, however, is the fact that the manufacturer is listing multiple series of the new graphics card:
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 4GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 4GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5
However, it is not known whether all versions will be available on all markets. At the same time, it is unclear whether the versions with GDDR5 video memory might not be the GeForce GTX 1160.
Update 1: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060: Mid-Range GPU with 6 GB GDDR6?
Computerbase.de (external link) have published the new rumours on the GeForce RTX 2060 - or the GeForce GTX 2060. These rumours are based on the TU106-based mid-range chip, the same one which is used in the GeForce RTX 2070. However, the GeForce RTX 2060 may be a cut-down version with 1.920 Cuda Cores. Whether the RTX 2060 also offers ray-tracing and Tensor Cores remains unknown. As a result, what exactly the new gaming graphics card will be called is also unclear.
Furthermore, the GeForce GTX 2060 is reportedly equipped with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. If this is the case, it could mean that the GTX 2060 would have a 192-bit memory interface. This would result in a memory bandwidth of 336 GB/s. Furthermore Computerbase.de mentions a TDP of 150 Watt, although no more information about the GPU clock seems to be available just yet.
Original Post: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060: First Rumours on Turing’s Mid-Range
After the graphics card launch is before the graphics card launch and so it's not surprising when the rumor mill is churning away once more. We are again discussing Turing graphics cards from NVIDIA, more precisely the GeForce GTX 2060. Or the GeForce RTX 2060. The naming scheme is not the only part that is rather murky, the internet is ablaze with rumours related to whether the GTX/RTX2060 will use the Turing or the Pascal GPU architecture.
pcbuildersclub.com (external link) refers to a quote from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang pointing to the Turing architecture as the basis for the mid-range 2000 series graphics card. However, this information does not help to establish a name for the GeForce 2060, because the prefix RTX is synonymous with raytracing. If the 2060 supports raytracing at all also remains unclear. This is probably due to the extremely high performance requirements for the still new technology.
But depending on how Jensen Huang's statement is interpreted, there is also the possibility that the GTX 2060 is based on the GP104 chip (external link) from the Pascal generation. A possible advantage of using an old chip could be the lower cost. The Turing architecture with its raytracing and tensor cores is likely to be more elaborate and expensive than Pascal architecture graphics chips. A budget graphics card with a slimmed down high-end Pascal GPU would make a lot of sense as a result.
wccftech.com (external link) has already leaked some initial benchmarks relating to the possible performance of the GeForce RTX 2060. These are supposed to come from the Final Fantasy XV database, but it is unknown whether it is the desktop or mobile version of the RTX 2060. The performance does seem to be markedly improved in comparison to the GTX 1060, coming in at just under the GTX 1070.
In terms of possible pricing for the GeForce GTX 2060, rumours also remain thin on the ground. The aforementioned sources do mention the second quarter 2019 for a possible release of the GTX 2060 - or RTX 2060. One of the reasons for the late launch of the GeForce GTX 2060 is widely thought to be due to the large amount of unsold stock of GTX 1060 graphics cards.
We would like to point out once again that the information mentioned consists of rumours that are freely available on the Internet. As soon as further rumours or well-founded information about the GeForce GTX 2060 are available, this blog will of course be updated accordingly.
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