NVIDIA is just wrapping up their CES 2019 press conference and after going over much of the RTX’s new Turing architecture in more detail, has finally announced a more affordable RTX video card: the GeForce RTX 2060. In case you missed it, the company also announced laptop versions of their RTX GPUs as well.
The card was announced with a demo of Battlefield V, running at 1440p with RTX On. The new card delivers 52T Tensor flops, 5 Gigarays per second, and 6GB of G6 memory. NVIDIA states that the RTX 2060 can achieve up to double the performance for the GTX 1060 and is faster than the GTX 1070 Ti.
In addition, the RTX cards leverage Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), which Huang also spoke in depth about before unveiling the RTX 2060.
DLSS leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image. The result is a clear, crisp image with similar quality as traditional rendering, but with higher performance.NVIDIA
Battlefield V will soon incorporate DLSS support and additional real-time ray tracing optimizations. According to NVIDIA, early bulds show that RTX with DLSS and ray tracing enabled at the same time can achieve frame rates that are comparable to those achieved with ray tracing disabled.
“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere. Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang
The GeForce RTX 2060 will be available on January 15th for US$349. As well (for a limited time), those who purchase the RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 will also get a copy of Anthem or Battlefield V. Those who pick up an RTX 2080 Ti will get both games.
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