NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX Mobile, Available January 29th on 40+ Gaming Laptops

NVIDIA Ge Force CEO Jensen Huang CES 2019

CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it's faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs just $349

However, gamers can now rejoice as NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has unveiled the much affordable RTX 2060 GPU at CES 2019.

Key features include: Six-zone customizable lighting (yes, including the alien head) and support for the existing Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which can hold a desktop graphics card (Nvidia or AMD) and attaches via a proprietary port found on nearly every Alienware system. It is further made obvious by the GeForce RTX labeling on the pictures being used for the event. While it's the least powerful of the RTX family, Huang says the $349 RTX 2060 is faster than the 1070 Ti and 60 percent more powerful than the 1060.

The RTX 2060 comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which can improve gaming performance through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). At just $349, the RTX 2060 is an incredibly compelling option for gamers who want to experience the company's most advanced graphics technologies but don't have upwards of $1,000 to blow on a GPU upgrade. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature RT Cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate.

The new card is able to run Battlefield V at 1440p at over 60 FPS with RTX off, drops at about 50 with RTX on, but it jumps back up at over 60 with the help of DLSS.

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The headline claims for the new GeForce RTX 2060 seem impressive. There's also going to be an RTX 2060 Founder's Edition with stock specs that will be available the same day.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 cards will be available next week, on January 15, from a variety of partners.

We look forward to putting the next wave of RTX 2060-powered systems through their paces this year, as well as see our pals at Tom's Hardware put it through their thorough benchmark tests.

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