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Rumors Suggest Nvidia Might Re-Launch RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super

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Nvidia announced its RTX 3060 during CES last week, but according to one report, the company has actually restarted production of its RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super. If true, it would mean Nvidia doesn’t think it can alleviate the graphics card shortage quickly enough if it relies solely on 7nm GPUs.

The rumor comes from French site Overclocking.com, which claims to gotten confirmation from several brands. Reportedly, Nvidia shipped out a new set of RTX 2060 and 2060 Super GPUs to re-enable the manufacture of these cards. If true, Nvidia could potentially alleviate the GPU shortage by relying on TSMC’s older (and presumably, less-stressed) 12nm product line.

Nvidia showed the following slide during the RTX 3060 launch. It gives some idea how the two compare, though it does not look as though DLSS is being used for the RTX 2060, and there’s no 2060 Super.

Nvidia’s published claims about RTX 3060 versus 2060 performance. Remember, DLSS is enabled on some RTX 3060 benchmarks.

Either way, there should be some room in the product market beneath the RTX 3060 to carve out space for the 2060, 2060 Super, or both.

How’d We Get Here, Anyway?

We’re in this position today because Nvidia wanted to avoid a repeat of Turing’s disastrous launch. Back in 2018, Nvidia repeatedly told investors that the huge spike in GPU sales through 2017 and into 2018 was being driven by gamers, not by cryptocurrency mining. It’s never been clear how true that was — and Nvidia has been sued by shareholders over the idea that the firm knew full well where its demand was coming from. But whether the company misread the market or not, it appears to have been genuinely caught off-guard when the crypto market cooled off. This left a lot of Pascal GPUs on shelves that had to be moved.

Turing’s second problem was its pricing. Nvidia decided to raise prices with Turing and increased the prices of its GPUs accordingly. It proved unwise to raise Turing prices when Pascal cards were hitting some of the best prices of their lives, and sales of the cards suffered.

Turing’s third problem was that its major feature wasn’t supported in any shipping titles yet. This is not unusual when major new features are introduced to gaming — hardware support has to precede software support, because the arrow of time is annoying and inconvenient — but it still counts as a drag on the overall launch.

This time around, Nvidia wanted to avoid these issues. Turing production was discontinued well before Ampere launched. The end-user community was deeply unhappy with Nvidia’s Turing pricing, and Nvidia, to its credit, adjusted its prices. The non-availability of ray tracing, similarly, is not a problem here. While the number of ray-traced games remains small, there’s now a small collection — including AAA titles — with RTX / DXR support integrated.

Nvidia did everything right, in terms of building appeal for gamers. The one thing it didn’t count on was the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on semiconductor demand. Bringing back the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super could give Nvidia a way to respond to this problem without sabotaging its new product lineup.

Frankly, it’d be nice to see the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super back in-market, if only to bring a little stability to it. Here are Newegg’s current top-selling GPUs as of 1/20/2021:

It’s not unusual for the Top 10 to have a few cheap cards in it, but every GPU with any horsepower whatsoever is far above retail price.

Newegg’s best-selling GPUs are bottom-end Pascal cards. The last-gen RX 580 and the GTX 1660 Super are the only two consumer cards selling for under $ 500. Both of them are terrible deals at this price point.

There’s always a bunch of low-end garbage stuffed into the GPU market. Typically, these parts live below the $ 100 price point, where you’ll find a smorgasbord of ancient AGP cards, long-vanished GPU micro-architectures, and rock-bottom performance that almost always costs too much. Today, the garbage has flooded into much higher price points. Want a GTX 960? That’ll be $ 150. How about a GTX 460 for $ 145 or an HD 7750 for $ 155? There’s a GTX 1050 Ti for $ 170, which is only $ 40 more than the GPU cost when new, over four years ago.

Right now, it’s impossible to buy any GPU for anything like MSRP. If bringing the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super back to market actually provides some stability and some kind of modern GPU to purchase, I’m in favor of it. At this point, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if AMD threw the old Polaris family back into market, either. While they wouldn’t be a great value at this point ordinarily, the cheapest RX 5500 XT at Newegg is $ 397. Under these circumstances, any midrange GPU manufactured in the last four years that can ship for less than $ 300 would be an improvement.

The past five years have been the worst sustained market for GPUs in the past two decades. Currently, GPU prices have been well above MSRP for 24 out of the past 56 months, dating back to the launch of Pascal in late May, 2016. This isn’t expected to change until March or April at the earliest. When cards aren’t available at MSRP for nearly half the time they’ve been on the market over five years and two full process node deployments, it raises serious issues about whether we can trust MSRPs when making GPU recommendations. Right now, the best price/performance ratio you can get in the retail market might be an RX 550 for $ 122.

The GPU market in its current form is fundamentally broken. Manufacturer MSRPs have the same authority as any random number you might pick out of a hat. There are a lot of factors playing a part in the current situation, including manufacturing yields and COVID-19, but this problem started four years before the pandemic.

AMD and Nvidia need to find a better way to ensure that customers are able to buy the cards they actually want to purchase, or they need to delay their launches for a sufficient length of time as to build up a meaningful stockpile of hardware, sufficient to supply launch demand for a matter of days, not seconds. Alternately, they may need to delay launches until yield percentages and availability are high enough to ensure a constant stream of equipment to buyers.

Right now, we have launch days that sell out instantly and interminable delays between new shipments. If these rumors are true, and we hope they are, Nvidia bringing back the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super will help a little in the short term, but what we obviously need is for AMD and Nvidia to take a fundamentally different approach to product inventory management. As things stand, these aren’t product launches. They’re product teases.

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Nvidia RTX 2060, 2070 Super: Better GPU Performance, Same Price

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Nvidia has launched a trio of new GPUs in its higher-end product families, replacing or augmenting the existing RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 with a new family of “Super” cards: the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and (upcoming) RTX 2080 Super. These new cards are still built on the same 12nm process and carry the same features and capabilities as their predecessors. What they offer is substantially improved performance at the same MSRP as the cards they replace. The RTX 2060S and RTX 2070S are what Nvidia should have launched last year. The RTX 2080S won’t actually be out for review until July 23.

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This chart shows the distribution of improvements and upgrades across the cards. The RTX 2060 Super is, for all intents and purposes, an RTX 2070.SEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce The RTX 2070S is, based on reviews, offering about 96 percent of the performance of an RTX 2080. These new GPUs drop in at the same prices that their earlier selves occupied, which means Nvidia has effectively reversed some of the price increases they inflicted on the market in the first place when they launched the Turing family.

The straight-line performance increase for the RTX 2060S and 2070S over the original RTX 2060 and 2070 appears to be between 1.1x – 1.2x, with the average in both cases falling around 1.15x. These GPUs are generally about 15 percent faster than their predecessors at the same price. The market has repaid Nvidia with low adoption rates. As we’ve previously covered, the Turing adoption rate has been markedly slower than Pascal at every price point and product level we could reasonably compare, virtually across the board. This remains true today. Nine months after launch, the most-adopted RTX GPU is the RTX 2070, with 1.1 percent of the market.

In February 2017 (the equivalent comparison point), the GTX 1060 held 4.08 percent of the market, followed by the GTX 1070 (3 percent), and the 1080 (1.41 percent). The 1050 Ti had another 1.04 percent, and the 1050, 0.52 percent. The top 5 Pascal cards accounted for 10.05 percent of the market.

Comparing with Turing today, we see very different figures. The RTX 2070 is the most-adopted card, at 1.1 percent. The RTX 2060 follows, at 0.85 percent, RTX 2080 (0.75 percent), RTX 2080 Ti (0.42 percent), and GTX 1660 Ti (0.4 percent). The top 5 Turing cards collectively hold 3.43 percent of the market.

Hitting Reset

According to Chris Stobing at PCMag, the RTX 2070 Super “earns our Editors’ Choice as the $ 499 high-end card that the GeForce RTX 2080 should have been. Its stellar performance at its price makes up for the wait—and makes it without peer.”

There have been some design changes to accommodate the increased performance; the RTX 2070S now has an 8-pin + 6-pin connection rather than a single 8-pin, and TDPs have increased in some cases to deal with the increased power consumption. The RTX 2070S uses the same GPU as the RTX 2080/2080S (a reversion to the previous norm), while the RTX 2060S is based on an expanded version of the same TU106 core that it previously used.

Rise of the Tomb Raider shows the RTX 2070 and RTX 2070S more-or-less tying at 1080p, but the faster GPU sharply distinguishes itself at higher resolutions. The gains here are significant enough to represent a reset for Nvidia’s overall product stack. The RTX 2070S is effectively an RTX 2080, for $ 500 instead of $ 700. The RTX 2060S is an RTX 2070 at $ 400 instead of $ 500. When the RTX 2080S arrives, it’ll presumably improve on the RTX 2080 by 8-10 percent as well given the boost to its overall specs.

This is what Nvidia should have launched last September. It’s a significant enough price improvement to change the overall value proposition of the cards. We’ll be revisiting the question of ray tracing support and the overall value these cards offer against AMD’s upcoming GPUs in weeks to come, but one thing is clear: AMD probably needs to tweak its own launch pricing.

I know people are leery of trusting manufacturer benchmarks, but in this case, we want to see AMD’s project best-foot-forward, and we can assume the company gave it to us. Previously, ignoring 22 percent and 15 percent outliers, AMD projected that the 5700XT would be 2.6 percent faster than the RTX 2070, but cost $ 50 less at $ 449. Even if you include the outliers, the 5700XT leads the RTX 2070 by just 5.8 percent. The RTX 2070S appears to offer a consistent ~1.15x improvement over the RTX 2070.

The straight-line comparison suggests the 2070S will be a hard point for the 5700XT to match. The RX 5700 is in a slightly different position.

The RX 5700 was an average of 8.8 percent faster than RTX 2060 if we toss the 22 percent outlier and 10 percent faster if we don’t. The fact that this GPU also picks up a price increase makes it an easier comparison point for AMD. With the 5700 tagged at $ 379 and the 2060S hitting $ 400, the fact that Nvidia also gains roughly 1.15x performance for this card gives AMD a little more breathing room.

AMD may or may not respond with price adjustments before launch, but the 2070S looks like stiffer competition. And these new Turing cards are a noticeable improvement on previous models. All of this sets up a very interesting comparison coming in just a few more days.

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Nvidia May Be Working on GTX 1660 Ti Positioned Between GTX 1060, RTX 2060

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A few weeks ago, we covered rumors that Nvidia would launch either a GTX 1160 or a GTX 1660 Ti as a non-RTX, Turing-based follow-up to its current high-end family of GPUs. We’re hearing more rumors about the 1660 Ti version of that part, with new data suggesting it’ll drop into space below the RTX 2060, possibly as a GTX 1060 direct replacement.

The new GPU is supposedly based on the TU116 GPU, with 1,536 CUDA cores and (reportedly) the same 192-bit memory bus and 6GB of VRAM as the GTX 1060. This would effectively make 192-bit buses and 6GB of VRAM standard across Nvidia’s midrange to high-end lineup. The GTX 1060, hypothesized 1660 Ti, and RTX 2060SEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce are all shown below. All details on the GTX 1660 Ti are unconfirmed, though VideoCardz claims to have verified the existence of the chip with three separate sources.

1660Ti-Chart

We’d expect memory bandwidth to be much closer to the RTX 2060 than the GTX 1060 given the expected 192-bit memory bus. The listed $ 209 price for the GTX 1060 reflects the current cost of 6GB cards; we’d expect the GTX 1660 Ti to debut at ~$ 249 if Nvidia intends to establish it as the major midrange replacement for the 1060.

If the TU116 is Nvidia’s RTX-less GPU for the midrange segment, we’d expect to see the company deploy it in at least one other configuration, similar to how the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti both share a design. Typically we’d expect Nvidia to release at least one more low-end GPU custom-built for the entry-level market rather than attempting to cover the entire $ 100 – $ 249 segment with a single chip — it’s much easier to deliver lower power consumption and better performance/watt by building a new core rather than simply disabling pieces of an existing design.

There’s still no word on when the GTX 1660 Ti might launch, but Nvidia has reportedly nearly finished selling off its Pascal inventory overage. Once that’s finished, there’s nothing keeping the company from completing its top-to-bottom overhaul and bringing new cards to market. Assuming these plans are true, it will be interesting to see how consumers respond to a hypothetical GTX 1660 Ti with lower maximum performance but a more typical mainstream price against the RTX 2060, which added ray tracing support and features like DLSS, but also effectively increased Nvidia’s pricing at the same model number. The 1660 Ti versus RTX 2060 would offer an opportunity to test which type of product consumers prefer.

The GTX 1660 Ti, assuming it does exist, will most likely go up against AMD’s RX 590SEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce. That GPU is currently ranked ahead of the GTX 1060, but not by such a degree as to be invulnerable to a performance challenge.

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Nvidia Launches RTX 2060 at High $349 Price Point

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Nvidia’s RTX 2060 launched today, bringing Turing’s RTX capabilities closer to a mainstream price point. This is a significant launch for Nvidia for that reason alone. GPUs like the RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti capture much of the imagination and discussion in PC gaming, but cards in this space are never owned by more than a fraction of total gamers.

The GTX 1060 — the GPU the RTX 2060 ostensibly replaces — is unusually popular, even by midrange terms. According to the December 2018 version of the Steam Hardware Survey, the GTX 1060 holds 14.8 percent of the market. Roll back the clock to the eve of Pascal’s launch back in 2016, and the GTX 970 commanded 4.91 percent of the market. The 1060 is followed by the 1050 Ti, 1050, and finally the GTX 1070 at 4.02 percent of the market.

The RTX 2060, as rumor predicted, has 1920 CUDA cores and 48 ROPs, with a 192-bit memory bus, 6GB of VRAM, and a $ 349 price tag. Memory bandwidth is still up considerably from the GTX 1060, courtesy of the 14Gbps GDDR6. In fact, the RTX 2060 offers considerably more memory bandwidth than the GTX 1070 (336GB/s versus 256GB/s) despite the latter’s 256-bit memory bus. Nvidia’s latest GPU is based on a trimmed-down version of the TU106 GPU, also as expected. Rated board TDP is also higher than the GTX 1060 (160W versus 120W).

As Anandtech points out in its review, the RTX 2060 has roughly 87 percent of the RTX 2070’s compute resources and ~75 percent of its graphics and rendering capabilities. The real-world performance difference between the two solutions should broadly fall in-between these two points.

Comparing the GTX 1060 to the RTX 2060, it’s hard not to feel like Nvidia is phoning in the specs a bit. While it’s true that the RAM loadouts on the RTX 2070 and 2080 stayed the same as their Pascal counterparts, the GTX 1060 was a thoroughly midrange card, with a 3GB version at ~$ 200 and a 6GB variant starting around $ 250. The RTX 2060 is a $ 349 card — and Nvidia was more than happy to sell you 8GB of VRAM in a $ 349 back in 2016 with a 256-bit memory bus attached. With AMD now selling 8GB GPUs for under $ 200, Nvidia’s decision to keep to a 6GB frame buffer doesn’t seem to necessarily bode well for the GPUs long-term future, especially given that next-generation consoles are expected to arrive in the next 12-20 months with 12-16GB of RAM.

Performance and Positioning

Some of these concerns will be allayed by the GPU’s strong overall positioning. When Turing launched, we noted that Pascal simply offered a better price/performance ratio overall. This is not as much the case today as it was in September. Pascal cards are vanishing from the market and prices are climbing steeply; the GTX 1070 Ti is up to $ 449. The GTX 1070 can still be found for $ 300, but this won’t last.

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Graph and data by Anandtech

Performance-wise (we picked Shadow of War as a test to show off, Anandtech’s full review is here), the RTX 2060 lands in very solid territory. It’s really only a bit slower than Vega 64 and a touch ahead of both the Vega 56 and the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. The GTX 1080 is reliably faster than the RTX 2060, but the margin varies. Its overall lead on the Vega 56 is in the 8-11 percent range.

The RTX 2060’s performance is absolutely comparable to what you can buy already at the $ 349 price point. Given that Nvidia is quickly phasing out its Pascal products in this price range, it’s going to be the de facto option available before long.

The central problem with the RTX familySEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce from the beginning has been that it offers slim-to-no performance improvements over the GTX cards that were available at the same price. This GPU family is essentially a forward-looking feature play and as we’ve previously stated, we don’t ever recommend buying GPUs based on promises of support in future titles. If we assume that Turing will be Nvidia’s top-end GPU family for 22 months (Pascal set a record at 28 months), 3.5 of those months are already gone. That’s 16 percent of the GPUs entire life at the top of the product stack and there’s currently just one RTX-enabled game you can play. If you ever wanted a nutshell mathematical reason for why ExtremeTech doesn’t recommend buying GPUs today for features you won’t be able to use until tomorrow, there it is.

Compared with the RTX 2070, however, the RTX 2060 is a fairly good deal (Anandtech notes that it offers 86 percent of the performance at 70 percent the price). It improves on the GeForce 1060 6GB by 1.59x while costing 1.4x more. There is, at least, a better argument for the RTX 2060 in certain respects than there was for its higher-end cousins, but the reduced RAM loadout compared with previous generation Nvidia cards could prove a longer-term problem (Anandtech thinks they may have seen some evidence of a RAM-related bottleneck in Wolfenstein 2). Features like HDR and ray tracing itself can also increase RAM buffer pressure. We’re not saying the RTX 2060 will have a problem here, but it’s something to consider.

One difference between the RTX 2060 and the rest of the Turing stack is that in this case, AMD has GPUs competing in this space. The RTX 2060 isn’t just faster than Vega 56, it uses significantly less power while matching 95 percent of Vega 64’s performance. Up until today, AMD could argue that support for FreeSync made a difference in its overall value proposition, but Nvidia’s recent FreeSync support announcement will scythe that argument out from Team Red, assuming that NV support lives up to its promises. Either way, AMD now has a problem.

Right now, the RX 580 is $ 190, the RX 590 is $ 260, Vega 56 is $ 370, and Vega 64 is $ 400. If AMD wants to remain competitive on price/performance, the RX 590 is going to need to drop to something more like $ 220 – $ 240, Vega 56 needs to hit $ 300, and Vega 64 will need a $ 50 price cut as well.

Anandtech’s ultimate conclusion on the RTX 2060 is:

The price-to-performance characteristics of the RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti is what renders the RTX 2060 (6GB) a better value in comparison, and not necessarily because it is great value in absolute terms. But as an upgrade from older mainstream cards, the RTX 2060 (6GB) price point is a lot more reasonable than the RTX 2070’s $ 500+, where there more of the price premium is from forward-looking hardware-accelerated features like realtime raytracing.

So the RTX 2060 (6GB) would be the most suitable for gamers that aren’t gung-ho early adopters or longtime enthusiasts. The caveat is on the 6GB framebuffer, keeping in mind that the 4GB GTX 980 and 970 now punch below their weight in certain games, given the trends of HDR, HD texture packs, high-refresh rates, and more.

We agree. It’s a strong card, but not an automatic shoo-in, depending on your current situation.

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Nvidia RTX 2060 Price, Performance, Design Details Leak

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The RTX 2060 is the latest entry in Nvidia’s RTX refresh series. We’ve known the card was coming for some time; its launch was likely delayed to give the company time to clear inventory and bring new cards to market. Now, the entire GPU’s specs, launch performance, and expected price have all leaked.

The design and specs appear fairly straightforward. In several ways, the RTX 2060 is a straightforward update to the 1060. It retains the latter’s 6GB RAM buffer and 192-bit memory bus. The overall core configuration is 1920:120:48 (cores, texture units, ROPs), with 240 tensor cores and 30 ray tracing cores. Total memory bandwidth would be substantially boosted by the advent of GDDR6, with an estimated 336GB/s of bandwidth, up from 192GB/s on the baseline GTX 1060.

These specs suggest substantial performance improvements for the RTX 2060 relative to the GTX 1060, and benchmark data proves this out. Videocardz has published a full set of data for both 1080p and 1440p. We don’t want to give out all the data the site has compiled, so here’s the set of 1440p results alone.

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These benchmarks show the RTX 2060 trading shots with the GTX 1070 Ti, which it nominally replaces. With a $ 350 price tag, the RTX 2060 would cost almost exactly what the GTX 1070 Ti does. The RTX 2060 does not appear to offer any additional performance over the GTX 1070 Ti, simply the promise of RTX support. Whether this is particularly attractive as an upgrade option for gamers with Pascal cards remains an open question, but Nvidia’s decision to stick to its guns on pricing implies that its happy with the product sales it’s getting from the RTX family. The best-selling list at Amazon shows just one RTX card in the Top 10 and two in the Top 20. Newegg shows a similar distribution. GPUs like the GTX 1070 are vastly over-represented compared to RTX GPUs.

Of course, GTX-class GPUs like the 1070 are also quite a bit cheaper, which means it may not be terribly unusual to see RTX GPUs selling in lower numbers overall. Either way, Nvidia is going to be making money — the company is basically competing with itself at this point until AMD brings Navi to market.

To date, all of the RTX cardsSEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce have been at least slightly faster than their GTX replacements, but the gap between the 1070 Ti and the RTX 2060 seems as though it might be smaller than previous cards in the family. The question of whether offering gamers RTX support and equivalent performance to the 1070 Ti will be an enticing offer is an interesting one, but we’ll wait for the card to actually formally debut before saying more. Since all of this is pre-release information, the performance figures and stats could still be off or reflect non-optimized drivers.

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Nvidia’s RTX 2060 Graphics Card May Drop in January

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When Nvidia launched the RTX family, it purposefully confined itself to the top three GPUs in the stack: the RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti. The company focused on refreshing the top of its product mix and on pushing new GPUs at higher price points into the market rather than launching a top-to-bottom refresh. This was partially caused, according to Nvidia, by a massive overcalculation that left hundreds of thousands of GPU inventory unsold by the end of Q3 2018 (that’s Nvidia’s FY Q3 2019, for those keeping track). Nvidia announced that it would ship very few midrange Pascal cards in Q4 to give inventory time to draw down — but the company is clearly planning to follow its existing trio of RTXSEEAMAZON_ET_135 See Amazon ET commerce launches with a new GPU, the RTX 2060. Rumors have begun to pop up suggesting an announcement at CES and launch shortly thereafter.

Tom’s Hardware has rounded up the rumors, which includes one we’ve heard before — that Nvidia will launch both a GTX and an RTX version of the 2060. Andreas Schilling of HardwareLuxx.de has revealed what he claims are the RTX 2060’s marketing materials, and we see no such distinction there. It’s not clear, in any case, that this would be a winning strategy. Splitting the market between GTX and RTX runs the risk of confusing gamers who buy one card when they intended to buy the other, and could risk pinning too much on Turing’s ray tracing performance when the GPU in question is least likely to offer that performance at a sustainable level.

Even after the Battlefield V DXR patch that substantially improved overall performance, it’s hard to see how an RTX 2060 will offer much in the way of ray tracing excitement. The RTX 2070 hits 63-70fps in 1080p, but the RTX 2060 is estimated to offer only about 83 percent the resources of its larger brother (like the RTX 2070, the RTX 2060 is reportedly built on TU106).

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Image by Tom’s Hardware

At this point, we simply don’t know enough about how well Nvidia’s RTX GPUs will perform in future DXR games to make a call on this — beyond noting that the lower in the GPU stack you go, the less chance that these cards will be able to deliver playable frame rates over the long-term evolution of the future. While GPUs aren’t sticking around as long as CPUs these days, we’ve still seen an increase in overall time between upgrades and it’s not unusual to see readers talk about wanting three or four years of useful life from a GPU upgrade.

As far as expected price and price performance, THG has data showing that the RTX 2060 lands just behind the 1070 Ti and about 30 percent faster than the GTX 1060. Unfortunately, unless Nvidia shows a sudden willingness to price its GPU’s reasonably, it will accompany that performance jump with a price increase. Right now, the RTX 2070 is a $ 500 GPU, the GTX 1070 Ti is $ 379, and the GTX 1070 is selling for around $ 335. The 6GB flavor of the GTX 1060, meanwhile, is selling for as little as $ 209.

There’s no way Nvidia is going to leave a hole that large in its lineup, and it wouldn’t make much sense for the company to stop charging a premium for RTX features halfway down the stack. AMD’s RX 590 offers no real competition and is priced fairly high as well, at ~$ 280. Given this, we’d expect an RTX 2060 between $ 300 – $ 400 at debut, with $ 350 a reasonable target given Nvidia’s pre-existing targets.

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