NVIDIA RTX 2060 To Be Faster And Cheaper Than the GTX 1070 Ti at $350

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As CES 2019 draws near, the rumors surrounding NVIDIA’s budget Turing card, the GeForce RTX 2060 have also gained momentum. In a new leak from Tom’s Hardware Germany’s EC, Igor Wallossek, the specs and performance figures of the 2060 have apparently been shared.

The leak puts the RTX 2060 right in between the GTX 1070 Ti and the 1080. Not bad at all if you ask me, and here’s the best part, as per Igor, the card is expected to be priced at $349. That’s for the vanilla board partner cards, while NVIDIA’s Founders Edition cards will most likely be priced at $449. At present, the GTX 1070 Ti is selling for $380 at most retailers while the 1080 is pretty much gone. So a faster Turing card with raytracing and DLSS support in the same price range as the GTX 1070Ti-1080, yeah sounds too good to be true, especially given NVIDIA’s recent stints.

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However, I’m gonna go on a limb here and say that it’s not that unlikely. AMD is currently dominating the mid-range market with its Radeon RX 580 which offers relatively better performance than the 1060 at a lower price. So a replacement for the battered 1060 that takes care of AMD’s dated Polaris cards will be good for everyone. Team red will be further pressed to release Navi as soon as possible and the average gamer will have a Turing card that’s actually affordable.

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Looking at the provided chart, it seems that the RTX 2060 won’t be all that different from the 2070. Some CUDA Cores have been shaved, along with the accompanying TMUs and ROPs, while the VRAM will be as fast, albeit a tad bit lower in capacity. With a 192 bit bus, the bandwidth comes up to 336 GB/s. Lastly, the TDP will be capped at 150W. Igor has highlighted the specs he’s sure about, so take the rest with a grain of salt.

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Now, for the benchmark. Kind Igor claims that this is from NVIDIA’s own slides just with a little watermark of his own. As per this Timespy benchmark, the 2060 will be hot on the heels of the 1080, leaving the 1060 and 1070 far behind and even beating the 1070 Ti by a considerable margin. If this actually pans out to be legit, then NVIDIA will have redeemed itself in the eyes of many gamers.

Furthermore, he claims that the 2060 could share the same board as the RTX 2070 with an 8-pin socket. Although using a cheaper one will be more feasible and could help reduce the overall price of the graphics card. After all this is supposed to be a “budget card”.

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There are also rumors that NVIDIA might rebrand the 1060 and sell it as the GTX 2050 and use the low-quality (ones with poor silicon) 2060s as 2050 Tis. But this is all far-fetched speculation at this point. We’ll update this post as soon as we hear something. Cheers!

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