EVGA RTX 2060 KO Released Priced At $279-$299 Directly Competes With AMD Radeon RX 5600XT


EVGA recently launched it’s latest RTX 2060 KO and the premium RTX 2060 KO Ultra GPUs under the $300 price bracket. In other words, it is the company’s effort to provide the RTX 2060 at a drastically lower price point. While, offering superior overclock capabilities, superior cooling and superior performance than the reference variants.

EVGA RTX 2060 KO series
EVGA RTX 2060 KO series

EVGA RTX 2060 KO Series:

The EVGA RTX 2060 KO series consists of the 2060 KO Gaming and the premium 2060 KO Ultra Gaming cards. Both come with EVGA’s dual-fan cooling design and the same RTX 2060 ‘TU106’ GPU. Further turning down the previous rumours of the introduction of a new GPU SKU.

These latest cards feature 6 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit bus interface at 14 Gbps and deliver a total bandwidth of 336 GB/s. Both the 2060 KO and the 2060 KO Ultra come with the dual-slot design, great black/silver aesthetics and an all-metal backplate. For I/O the beasts include a single DVI, HDMI, and a Display Port.

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The premium KO Ultra Gaming card differs from the KO Gaming card in a few ways. Both the products are priced differently, refer to the pricing section. Other than that, the regular KO Gaming card is configured with a boost clock of up to 1680 MHz, similar to the reference variant. Whereas, the premium card comes with a boost clock of up to 1755 MHz out of the box.


Pricing:

The EVGA GeForce 2060 KO Gaming can be currently bought for $279.99 US which is the same price as the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT. The EVGA GeForce 2060 KO Ultra Gaming is currently up for pre-order at $299.99 US with higher factory overclocked specs. This extent of competitive pricing is expected to push the other AIBs to launch their own cost-effective RTX 2060 variants. Which should go up nicely against AMD’s latest Navi based graphics card.

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Performance And Comparison:

In terms of performance, the card expected to perform like a reference NVIDIA 2060. However, there’s also an overclocked variant. Moreover, both cards ship with a custom PCB, allowing for higher boost clocks than the standard variant. At $279 US, the new 2060 KO would offer much better value over the Radeon 5600 XT. AMD showcased the RX 5600 XT to be up to 15% faster than a GTX 1660 SUPER and 20% faster than a GTX 1660 Ti.

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Contrarily, The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is up to 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. And even offers added features such as RTX, DLSS, etc.


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