NVIDIA unveils GeForce RTX 2060, coming January 15 for $350

NVIDIA RTX (Image credit: NVIDIA)

When NVIDIA debuted its new GeForce RTX 20 Series desktop graphics cards last year, one of the biggest barriers to entry was the price tag. At CES 2019, the company is lowering that barrier a bit by introducing the new GeForce RTX 2060, a $350 card that's set to launch on January 15.

The RTX 2060 packs the same ray tracing and AI capabilities as the rest of the RTX 20 Series, making more realistic lighting and photorealism available in games that support it at a more affordable price.

Despite its comparatively low price point, NVIDIA is promising solid performance from the RTX 2060. For example, the company says it will be able to achieve 60 FPS gameplay in Battlefield V with ray tracing turned on. When compared to the previous generation's GeForce GTX 1060, the RTX 2060 can hit up to two times the performance in modern games, NVIDIA says.

In terms of raw specs, the RTX 2060 is based on the Turing architecture and comes with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor cores. According to NVIDIA, the card packs 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which helps to power Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) to produce improved performance across your games.

The GeForce RTX 2060 will be available on January 15 to purchase on its own for $350. Computers from Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will also begin to launch with the RTX 2060 on board on January 15. For more buying options, have a look at our picks for the best graphics cards available.

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