The Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 leaks have finally begun to pop up. The company initially started out by launching the top three GPUs in the market for their latest series: the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti.
Nvidia usually releases all the GPUs at once but last year this resulted in the extensive over calculation that left a huge number of graphics card stock unsold by the end of Q3 2018. Now according to some rumors the company is all set to showcase a new GPU, the RTX 2060 in the upcoming CES 2019.
The x60 graphics card has always been a sweet spot between high end and entry-level graphics card. They are popular among gaming enthusiast for providing the best bang for the buck. But before making any decision we will have to evaluate the upcoming GeForce RTX 2060.
We have summed up all the leaks and rumors here, so without any further delay here is everything we know so far. Firstly, Nvidia will be releasing both the RTX and GTX version of the 2060 GPU, the substantial difference between the two is that the GTX version will not feature the ray tracing capabilities.
This might confuse some consumer and they might end up buying the wrong GPU expecting Turing’s ray tracing performance when the GPU in question is least likely to offer that performance at a sustainable level.
Although I don’t see any good reason for featuring Real-time ray tracing in the RTX 2060 as the GeForce RTX 2070 barely pushes over 40 frames per second in Battlefield V at max settings 1080p with DXR Reflection Quality set to medium. So with fewer cores, the RTX 2060 probably has no chance of providing users with a decent ray tracing.
Andreas Schilling of HardwareLuxx.de mentioned in his tweet that the GPUs will feature 6 Gigabytes of GDDR6 memory. This will really improve the performance as GDDR6 memory offers higher memory clock speeds.
#GeForceRTX2060 for desktop is real! (For those who still had doubts) Marketing material for the smallest #Turing expansion is arriving at the manufacturers marketing divisions. Beside 6 GB of #GDDR6 I can not confirm any tech specs. Stay tuned for the second week of January! pic.twitter.com/xaorlA6JLd
— Andreas Schilling 🇺🇦 (@aschilling) December 16, 2018
The RTX 2060 will sport the same TU106 silicon architecture used in the RTX 2070. Also, it features 1,920 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor cores for AI, and 30 RT cores for ray tracing.
There will also be a mobile version of the Geforce RTX 2060 that will have a boost clock of 1,200 MHz so the desktop version will, of course, have a much higher clock speed. We can not exactly conclude how well the RTX 2060 will perform, the THG data shows that the RTX 2060 lands just behind the 1070 Ti and about 30 percent faster than the GTX 1060.
VideoCardz also revealed some rendered images of the upcoming Gigabyte’s Geforce RTX 2060 which has an 8-pin PCIe power connector that suggests high factory overclock out of the box.
So this is all that we know about the upcoming Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060, we will keep updating once more details are available. Tell us what you think about it in the comments section below.