Nvidia spent the entirety of their CES keynote last night focusing on gaming - and one of the cornerstones was the expansion of their RTX line of Turing GPUs with the more affordable RTX 2060.
The card, which has a performance that is pitched as being comparable if not slightly better than the GTX 1070 Ti, will sell from $599 for the Founder's Edition locally. It'll be available from January 15, with the FE cards coming with a choice of either Battlefield 5 or Anthem, both of which games use different aspects of real-time ray tracing.
|Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060|
|Mem. Bandwidth||336 GB/s|
|Dimensions||112.6mm x 228.6mm x 2 slot|
|Power Connector||1x 8-pin|
The price makes the RTX 2060 around $100 cheaper than the GTX 1070 Ti, although the latter card is discontinued and stock is becoming increasingly sparse. AIB versions of the RTX 2070 are currently available from $729 locally, although the majority of retailers are selling known brands from around $770 to $800.
For reference: the RTX 2080 will set you back at least $1100 in Australia, while the 11GB RTX 2080 Ti is still priced at the $1899 mark with some retailers charging closer to $2000.
Ray tracing is all well and good, but how many frames for your buck do you actually get from Nvidia's new RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 cards?
Note: All price searches were conducted at the time of writing using StaticICE, an Australian aggregator for computer retailers and component retailers.