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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 is now official, the graphics card for gamingthat brings lighting to the mid-range using ray tracing and artificial intelligence applied to the visual section. All this, as is logical, accompanied by a significant jump in power compared to the previous generation.
In fact, Nvidia claims that the new RTX 2060 is a 60% more powerful than the GTX 1060, the graphics card to which which it replaces, and which also outperforms the GTX 1070 Ti. On the one hand, it uses the company's latest Turing architecture, but also benefits from the efficiency of a manufacturing process at 12 nm
The GeForce RTX 2060 will arrive from January 15 in various formats: Nvidia will launch the Founder's Edition, manufacturers such as Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI and others will create their versions, and gaming PC builders will include it in their preconfigured machines.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Specifications
While the increased complexity of today's graphics cards makes it difficult to compare their specifications, the data sheet is the key to performance. And high performance is what gamers are looking for, so let's get to know some details:
- 1,920 CUDA cores.
- 1.365 MHz (base frequency) and 1.680 MHz (accelerated frequency).
- 6 GB of GDDR6 memory (192 bit, reaches 336 GB/s).
- 12 nm manufacturing size.
- 160 watt consumption (requires 500 watt supply).
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060's star feature is ray tracing, a lighting system extremely realistic, which traces virtual light rays from the player's point of view, mimicking how light works when entering the human eye.
Ray tracing is just getting off the ground, but Nvidia claims that titles like Battlefield V manage to run at 60 frames per second on an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with ray tracing enabled.
Another innovation in the Turing architecture is DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), a type of antialiasing that improves edge sharpness of the polygons. Nvidia performs a learning process with supported games using their own servers, which then cards apply locally.
In this way, DLSS offers a higher quality than antialiasing techniques, demanding less from the graphics, something very important in laptops that include GeForce RTX.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 can be purchased from January 15th for 369 euros, although versions from different manufacturers may have other prices. If you are looking to enjoy ray tracing and artificial intelligence in gaming, this new model makes it affordable.
What do you think of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060? Are you convinced by its extra power and ray tracing?