Is it midrange or not? Meet the RTX 2060

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2019 - 04:34 PM |
Tagged: video card, turing, tu106, RTX 2060, rtx, nvidia, graphics card, gpu, gddr6, gaming

After months of rumours and guesses as to what the RTX 2060 will actually offer, we finally know.  It is built on the same TU106 the RTX 2070 uses and sports somewhat similar core clocks though the drop in TC, ROPs and TUs reduces it to producing a mere 5 GigaRays.  The memory is rather different, with the 6GB of GDDR6 connected via 192-bit bus offering 336.1 GB/s of bandwidth.  As you saw in Sebastian's testing the overall performance is better than you would expect from a mid-range card but at the cost of a higher price.

If we missed out on your favourite game, check the Guru of 3D's suite of benchmarks or one of the others below. 

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"NVIDIA today announced the GeForce RTX 2060, the graphics card will be unleashed next week the 15th at a sales price of 349 USD / 359 EUR. Today, however, we can already bring you a full review of what is a pretty feisty little graphics card really."

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Source: Guru of 3D

January 7, 2019 | 05:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous2 (not verified)

"Mainstream" was the 1050Ti, not the 1060. Pricewise, this is high end by comparison.

January 7, 2019 | 11:37 PM - Posted by ReelTrouble

Midrange relates to the price not the performance. As such, a $350+ video card is in the lower part of the high end ... not the midrange. If Nvidia wants this to be a midrange card then it needs to be in the 150 to 275 dollar price bracket (where lower is better). The important thing to remember is that midrange buyers are by definition price constrained so small price differences really impact consumers.

January 8, 2019 | 01:19 AM - Posted by Bender (not verified)

350-400 is certainly not midrange. Hopefully AMD and Nvidia will introduce good (1070 perf) cards under the 250 mark.

January 8, 2019 | 01:47 PM - Posted by frag85 (not verified)

In the early 2000's the flagship consumer products were around $300USD (I had an ATI 9800), in 2018 $ that is a little over $400. Prices have gotten insane. Having my $700 980ti die after 3 years, I doubt I'll spend anywhere near that much again, not so much the cost but the quality for the cost.

January 8, 2019 | 02:15 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I remember those times fondly!

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