Nvidia blasted in 2019 by breaking with tradition at its CES press conference, putting their focus on gaming, not self-driving cars and data center AI technologies (which have become the expected topics of the event). Nvidia announced the RTX 2060, reportedly the low-end version of its new Turing-based desktop graphics cards.
Cost of the new card? $349, which was called “quite a bargain” by TechCrunch, citing a comparison to the existing 20xx cards. It debuts in the marketplace on January 15th.
The card will reportedly offer 52 teraflops of Tensor Core processing power, can handle 5 gigarays per second and features a 6GB frame buffer. Traditionally, the xx60 series has always been the low-end version of the GeForce series, though they are no slouch either. The 2060, Nvidia promises, will offer somewhere between 1.4 and 2x performance benefit over its 1060 counterpart. That makes it faster than the 1070Ti cards.
The company demoed the new card with an exquisite real-time demo of Battlefield 5, optimized for using its new RTX ray-tracing technology and running at a resolution of 1440p.