CES: Nvidia Unveils The RTX 2060 and Mobile RTX GPUs

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We definitely can't wait to see what NVIDIA has for the consumer market and especially the budget and mainstream users who would love to have the GeForce RTX tier graphics cards for reasonable prices. At its CES 2019 press conference, Nvidia officially revealed the long-awaited RTX 2060, which will deliver Nvidia's advanced ray tracing and AI technologies within a more attainable $349 price point when it launches on January 15th. The low-cost GPU will pave the way for "next-gen gaming for tens of millions of gamers", according to the company.

The RTX 2060 is coming incredibly soon - next week, in fact. NVIDIA's GeForce RTX lineup now falls above the $500 United States price range and the GeForce RTX 2060 is expected to be around $349 USA while retaining the ray tracing features that the higher end series has to offer. The 6GB of GDDR6 featured is a huge win for the company over the slower GDDR5 memory used on the GTX 1060, helping it kick some serious ass in VRAM intensive titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

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Nvidia unveiled its latest graphics card and a new line of laptop models during its CES keynote on Sunday. Nvidia claims that the laptops can run ray-traced games like Battlefield V at 60 fps.

Indeed, using a demo from Battlefield V during the unveiling event, the ray tracing effects (such as flames from off the screen reflecting in windows on screen) were immediately noticeable despite silky smooth frame rates.

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"The RTX 2060 features a major upgrade of the core streaming multiprocessor to more efficiently handle the compute-heavy workloads of modern games".

On the other hand, PCs equipped with RTX cards that can play them will be plentiful, since Nvidia also announced a new platform that will enable manufacturers to put them in laptops.

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The new addition to the GeForce RTX series will be a more power-efficient version of the other chips optimized for mobile with Nvidia's Max-Q technology. Currently, these models will ship with a 1080p, 144Hz G-Sync display. Nvidia said it has tested 400 existing monitors so far, and certified 12.

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