NVIDIA released the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 & RTX 2070 back in November 2018, catering to the high-end GPU market. Now they’ll be releasing the RTX 2060 soon with Ray-Tracing capabilities catering to the mid-range market. Here’s a rumor roundup!
Many people who have been considering an upgrade have been holding off for the release of the RTX 2060, since NVIDIA’s mid-range offerings like the GTX 1060, GTX 960 and GTX 760 always have more affordable pricing but still pack great performance. Here’s a rumor roundup!
Release Date & Pricing
NVIDIA is rumored to release the RTX 2060 at CES this week. This leak does make sense since NVIDIA is having a press event at CES as confirmed by their tweet.
In terms of pricing, the RTX 2060 is rumored to be priced around $350 USD which is about $100 more than the launch price of the GTX 1060. In India, this translates to around 25,000 INR (although import taxes result in higher pricing). The GPU is also rumored to come with a bundled game offer with Battlefield V or Anthem. The source of this leak is VideoCardz.
But, later on, another leak surfaced which said RTX 2060 would have a starting price of $230 USD.
Here’s how. One leak said the GPU will be coming in six variants, three with GDDR6 Memory and three with GDDR5X. Both of these will come with 6GB, 4GB, and 3GB memory capacities. The source of this leak was Gigabyte’s entry of forty different variants of RTX 2060 GPUs to the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission).
Following up on this, another leak recently surfaced that showed many variants of the RTX 2060 being listed on a popular chinese shopping website called Taobao.
Here’s the apparent pricing of all six variants of the RTX 2060, that points to the 230 USD starting price –
- RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 – 2699RMB (393 USD)
- RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5X – 1999RMB (291 USD)
- RTX 2060 4GB GDDR6 – 2299 RMB (335 USD)
- RTX 2060 4GB GDDR5X – 1699 RMB (247 USD)
- RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 – 1999 RMB (291 USD)
- RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5X – 1579 RMB (230 USD)
So, the starting price of the RTX 2060 might be around 230 USD instead of 350 USD as previously speculated.
Apparently, the leaked reviewer’s guide given by NVIDIA states that the RTX 2060 will sport GTX 1070 Ti class performance. The RTX 2060 supposedly scores an average of 88 FPS in Battlefield V with Ray-Tracing & DLSS enabled (65 FPS with DLSS off). Seems like this GPU will be great for 1080p Gaming, as is the case with its predecessors. Here are some leaked benchmarks by VideoCardz, showcasing the GPU’s performance on 1080p & 1440p –
The RTX 2060 will be NVIDIA’s wildcard, since their mid-range GPUs is what most people will buy. The RTX 20 Series has had a tough launch, but recent advancements show a bright future. Early performance benchmarks look good, but as is the case with other RTX GPUs, the main feature people would be paying for is its Ray Tracing capabilities. Nevertheless, I’m very excited to see what NVIDIA has to bring to the table and if the RTX 2060 is a success, it will certainly help in making Ray-Tracing more mainstream.