The NVIDIA RTX 2060 will be available starting the 15th of January. It also refreshed its GT, GL, and GE series to incorporate the 8th gen Intel Core i9 processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. No less than five companies unveiled brand new gaming laptops, including Acer, Alienware, Asus, Razer, and Samsung, while Nvidia announced the brand new GeForce RTX 2060 cards that will power some of these devices.
Beyond gaming, NVIDIA is touting the benefits of the RTX platform for content creators, such as real-time video encoding for live streamers, faster rendering for video editors, and accurate interactive lighting, reflections, and shadows for animators.
The GeForce RTX 2060 includes 6GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, while the Turing GPU has 1,920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores (delivering 52 trillion floating point operations per second (teraflops) of computing performance), and 30 RT Cores enabled. We reviewed the top-line model, the RTX 2080 Ti, but the story is true across the board - these are impressively improved graphics cards with better performance without ray-tracing - and if you're willing to take the hit, you can flip on ray-tracing and trade a hefty performance hit for attractive, super-realistic looking reflections, shadows and lighting.
According to Nvidia's presentation, the video card can improve performance in pretty much every modern video game.
"Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere", said Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang. As a bonus, gamers can also get either Anthem or Battlefield V with the RTX 2060 and 2070, and both titles with the 2080 Ti. On the other hand, those who will grab a 2080ti or 2080 will get both games to get them started on the road of RTX. This allows the company to create some of the world's thinnest and quietest gaming laptops.