NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Specs, Pricing & Release Date Leaked

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅31.12.2018 20:34:59

In the culmination of a series of leaks published over the last few weeks, Videocardz.com appear to have gained access to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 and its reviewers guide ahead of time, and are fit to bursting to spill the beans on price, performance and availability.

There may be as many as six major variants of the GeForce RTX 2060, in addition to countless partner SKUs with different OC modes and cooling solutions, but Videocardz have definitively confirmed one: the GeForce RTX 2060 Founder's Edition. Modelled after the RTX 2070 FE complete with twin axial fan cooler, a single 8-pin PCIe power connector speaks to its modest power requirements. And just as we know the RTX 2070 FE's specs, so we now know details of the RTX 2060:

GPU:- TU106-300
CUDA Cores:- 1920
RT Cores:- 30
Tensor Cores:- 240
TMUs:- 120
ROPs:- 48
Max FP32 Compute:- 6.5 TFLOPS
Base Clock:- 1365 MHz
Boost Clock:- 1680 MHz
Memory Clock:- 14 Gbps
TDP (FE) :- 160 W
Power Connector:- 1x 8-pin
Memory:- 6GB GDDR6
Memory bus:- 192-bit
MSRP :- 349 USD

Needless to say, this information is for the RTX 2060 Founder's Edition 6GB GDDR6 variant, and may not apply to partner and 3/4GB GDDR5/6 models as and when they come to market.

NVIDIA's Reviewers Guide indicates that the RTX 2060 should roughly match the GTX 1070 Ti in traditional rasterised rendering performance, while also supporting RTX technologies such as Real-Time raytracing which the GTX 1070 Ti does not. These ballpark performance figures agree with Videocardz preliminary assessment, where the card oscillates between GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 perf. on a system powered by an Intel Core i9-7900X with 16GB of system RAM.

At an MSRP of $349 the RTX 2060 FE would be slightly lower than the current lowest price of all GTX 1070 Ti's at Newegg.com ($359.99 for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING). For reference, the MSRP of the GTX 1060 at launch was $249 for partner cards, or $299 for the Founder's Edition. Either way, the RTX 2060 is another substantial increase in price for an ostensibly mid-range SKU.

The cards are set to launch on January 7th at CES 2019, and be available at retailers on January 15th. Simularity with the RTX 2070 board layout and cooling makes it likely that partner variants with their own cooling solutions will also be available at that time.

Check out Videocardz.com for an excellent breakdown of preliminary performance numbers to whet your appetite for next week.

SOURCE: VideoCardz.com

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