NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 2060 along with support for FreeSync monitors

NVIDIA announced today the launch of the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES. The 2060 is the newest member of the new RTX family and will be priced at $349, making it the cheapest.

The RTX 2060 is unlike the 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti, wherein it’s not based on a totally separate GPU. Instead, it is based on the sme TU106 that powers the 2070, but with a few modifications.

The 2060 Founders Edition has 1920 CUDA cores and 37 RTX cores. It has a base clock of 1365MHz and boost clock of 1680MHz. It comes with 6GB GDDR6 memory with 192-bit wide memory bus. The GPU has a TDP of 160W.

The 2060 Founders Edition is claimed to be 60% faster than the GTX 1060 and about on par with the GTX 1070 Ti. Contrary to what some thought, the 2060 is capable of ray tracing and can do 5 giga rays/second compared to 6 on the 2070. Considering the 2070 barely qualifies as a ray tracing card, at least in Battlefield V (which is still the only title available with ray tracing), it will be interesting to see what the 2060 manages to achieve in this aspect.