NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with ray tracing and AI capabilities. NVIDIA is also pricing this GPU aggressively at $349 to deliver performance and features previously available only in high-end gaming GPUs to mainstream consumers. The RTX 2060 is 60 percent faster than the GTX 1060 and it even beats the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
Highlights of the RTX 2060:
- It supports concurrent execution of floating point and integer operations, adaptive shading technology and a new unified memory architecture with twice the cache of its predecessor. Modern games can utilize these features to achieve up to 2x the performance of the GTX 1060 GPU.
- The RTX 2060 comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which can improve gaming performance through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS).
- 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.
For a limited time, consumers buying a qualifying GeForce RTX 2060, or a new desktop PC equipped with the RTX 2060, can get Anthem or Battlefield V for free. The RTX 2060 will be available starting Jan. 15.