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Nvidia announces RTX 2060, more powerful than GTX 1070 Ti at $350

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Scania, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Nasher

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    But you won't have a big enough ram pool to use ray tracing in upcoming games. If we have games already using loads of vram at 1080 due to large textures, adding RT on top of that might push it over the limit (ray-tracing eats quite a bit of memory).

    AMD are selling low-mid range cards with 8gb quite cheaply, why can't nvidia?
     
  2. Gripen90

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    Just like the GTX 1070/1070Ti wasn't aimed at 4K either, but than doesn't deny the fact that the GTX 1070 plays it hell of a lot better in 4K still compared to the RTX 2060. 20FPS vs 50FPS is a pretty hughe thing - 50FPS is playable, 20FPS not. And as mentioned texture packs gets even higher and higher resolutions and that also means more vram usage no matter the screen resolution.

    The RTX 2060 is still an expensive 1080p card as I see it. Cut away RT and DLSS abilities and we got an ultra charged GTX 1060 6GB with more performance and an even higher price tag for 1080p high detail gaming.
     
  3. Minstadave

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    It's an expensive 1080P card that will do ok right now with the bells and whistles on in BFV but will have poor longevity as it's not got enough RAM.
     
  4. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    A £330 card to run on sub £100 monitor resolution. So much PCMR.

    I wish they had ripped out all the tensor and ray tracing cores and sold it as a GTX2060 for under £300.

    Card would probably be faster too as it would probably boost higher.
     
  5. easyrider

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  6. Minstadave

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    I should get a job as a reviewer!
     
  7. delvey

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  8. h4wks

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    Does anyone have an idea when UK prices for the various partner cards will be revealed? Are all the retailers waiting for each other?
     
  9. Donnie Fisher

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    Is it not up for pre-order next week, so I would imagine about then.

    As for the 2060, to me it's the natural non rtx step from the 1060, but with £100 worth of RTX added ... A feature which has still to really show merit beyond a handful of examples as yet, and as such not worth £100 surplus.
     
  10. h4wks

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    Ah okay thanks, I thought it was released on 15th so we'd be able to pre-order prior to this.
     
  11. Techen

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    £470 for a 2060 really Asus? Ahaha no
     
  12. Marine-RX179

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    Good to see Asus is high on crack as usual.

    Never change Asus...never change. We need you to keep giving us comedic relief :D
     
  13. h4wks

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    This is why I'd like to look at the prices for the partner cards. If they're £400 I'll probably get a non-overclocked 2070 for £460.
     
  14. Techen

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    The website is displaying prices on mobile but not desktop?

    Seems legit.
     
  15. ljt

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    Yeah

    £350 cheapest cards (single fan, zotac dual fan, palit dual fan design) then few at £380 for Giga/Evga and then all Asus cards over £400 :D hahah (they even have a asus blower for £410 LOL )
     
  16. shankly1985

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    Seems the Ray Tracing needs work for the 2060. Battlefield 5 has very bad performance.

     
  17. Safetytrousers

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    There's every chance with RTX on it will be playable if the element of RTX being used is DLSS.
     
  18. Techen

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    From that video it seems RTX at 60 is very doable but yea the cards are pretty pricey. Would love to see some DLSS over RTX
     
  19. h4wks

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    The DLSS patch is probably going to be a must for Ray Tracing and BFV on this card.
     
  20. Gerard

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    Jesus Christ, asus NEVER fail to disappoint with their retarded pricing.