NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
Incorporating NVIDIA’s Turing architecture, the RTX 2060 promises to deliver 60% faster performance on current titles than the previous-generation GTX 1060 and the GTX 1070 Ti, while boasting a graphics quality enhanced by ray tracing and AI capabilities. Equipped with Turing’s RT Cores, 240 Tensor Cores, and 6GB GDDR6 memory, the RTX 2060 can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower and can run Battlefield V with ray tracing at 60fps.
“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere,” said NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, who unveiled the RTX 2060 at the start of the CES tradeshow. “Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blur the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”
Priced at $349, the RTX 2060 will be available across the globe starting January 15 through systems like those built by Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, and graphics cards made by ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. NVIDIA will also release its stock-clocked RTX 2060 Founders Edition on that date.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX on laptops
NVIDIA is also making the Turing architecture available on laptops through RTX 2060 and RTX 2080 GPUs. More than 40 new laptop models with RTX GPUs will be available later this month. Seventeen of these laptops adopt NVIDIA’s Max-Q design, featuring an ultrathin profile (less than 20mm), 144Hz displays with narrow bezels, and lengthy battery life, thanks to NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In spite of having a more compact form factor, Max-Q laptops with RTX GPUs do not compromise performance, doubling up the performance of a PlayStation 4 Pro with the capability to run ray-traced games like Battlefield V at 60fps. Content creation is also given attention, giving video editors the capability to work with up to 6K RAW videos in real time and broadcasters to create high-quality streams on Twitch.
“Laptops are the fastest growing gaming platform — and just getting started,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, who introduced the lineup at the start of the annual CES tradeshow. “The world’s top OEMs are using Turing to bring next-generation console performance to thin, sleek laptops that gamers can take anywhere. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide — an entire generation — are growing up gaming. I can’t wait for them to experience this new wave of laptops.”
RTX-powered laptops will be available starting January 29 from OEMs like Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Legion, MSI, Razer, and Samsung. Prices, configurations, and availability will vary among regions and partners.