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CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it's faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs just $349

Nvidia's RTX 2060 is faster than the GTX 1070 Ti

The products comprised both gaming and professional notebook ranges, with the refreshed models of MSI's gaming laptops now boasting Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards.

Apart from that, though, the system delivers the exact same high-end gaming package that its bigger brother does, pairing Intel 8th Gen processors with that super-powerful GeForce RTX 2080.

Today, during Nvidia's CES 2019 press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the graphics giant announced the RTX 2060 video card.

I've got to say that I was hit with mixed feelings when I started seeing rumors for the GeForce RTX 2060, as I didn't know what to expect exactly.

Turing GPUs are expressly designed for ray tracing - a rendering technique that creates realistic lighting effects. This would allow the mid-range GPU to run Battlefield V on low settings with ray tracing features activated at around 60 fps.

The RTX 2060 is not a surprise at all, and is eagerly anticipated since the $349 GPU is the least expensive RTX GPU to be released thus far, and costs about $200 less than its RTX 2070 sibling.

Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang said that the budget RTX 2060 is much faster than 1070Ti and 60% faster than GTX 1060. Of course, to get this particular card down to that price, a few tweaks were made - the GeForce RTX 2060 has 6GB of GDDR6 memory video memory, so noticeably less than other RTX cards which have 8GB plus. No less than five companies unveiled brand new gaming laptops, including Acer, Alienware, Asus, Razer, and Samsung, while Nvidia announced the brand new GeForce RTX 2060 cards that will power some of these devices. An upscaled version of the recent m15, this new model adds a 17-inch screen (obviously) and Nvidia's latest mobile GPU, which is likely going to be called the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (but that's not finalized yet).

It's not just performance that has been pushed forward with these new designs either, Nvidia is promising that they'll be thinner and lighter too. NVIDIA though will also continue supporting their G-SYNC technology.

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