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:
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.
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.
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.
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.