Monday, December 10th 2018

First Renders of GIGABYTE RTX 2060 Graphics Card Surface

According to Videocardz, they've worked through their industry sources in confirming the headline we're bringing to you - there really is an RTX 2060 chip incoming from NVIDIA. Pictured is GIGABYTE's take on a factory-overclocked graphics card based on that silicon, with a dual-fan cooling system, an 8-pin power connector (which Videocardz says should stay at a 6-pin count on the reference design). According to the report, the new RTX 2060 will see the core count reduced to 30 CUs - which amounts to some 1920 CUDA cores, down from the 36 CUs and 2304 CUDA cores in the RTX 2070.

NVIDIA's new Turing architecture's launch and performance reviews of RTX-enabled games showed considerable difficulties in enabling the raytracing tech in slower hardware than NVIDIA's RTX 2070 - and the RTX 2060 will likely see the new stars of the show, the RT cores, cut down in number form the RTX 2070. I imagine there could be a scenario where NVIDIA kept the same number of raytracing resources as in the RTX 2070, keeping that as the baseline for this generation's raytracing performance, but that's daydreaming. New patches (such as the one for Battlefield V), however, have increased performance of raytracing on existing graphics cards, so maybe the RTX 2060 will be able to offer good experiences on the lowest RT settings?
Source: Videocardz
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30 Comments on First Renders of GIGABYTE RTX 2060 Graphics Card Surface

#1
Nxodus
Nvidia release 2060 already you bast*rds, I've been waiting since March with my cr*ppy GTX 750 Ti build.
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#2
Lightning
Probably whatever'll be below the RTX 2060 will be branded as a GTX, being to weak for RT.
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#3
HimymCZe
1070-like performance for 1080-like price. What a bargain.
..., oh, sorry, you also get 4fps of RTX in Battlefield. :D :D :D
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#4
king of swag187
Nxodus said:
Nvidia release 2060 already you bast*rds, I've been waiting since March with my cr*ppy GTX 750 Ti build.
Just get a 1070, they're approaching the $200 point anyways, no way this is under $300
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#5
lexluthermiester
Nxodus said:
Nvidia release 2060 already you bast*rds, I've been waiting since March with my cr*ppy GTX 750 Ti build.
If you're in such a hurry, get a GTX 1060 or 1070..
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#6
bajs11
Nxodus said:
Nvidia release 2060 already you bast*rds, I've been waiting since March with my cr*ppy GTX 750 Ti build.
just get the gtx 1070/1070Ti
apparently the rtx 2060 is going to be slower than the gtx 1070
and I am sure it will probably cost more
I have seen the gtx 1070 going for under 320 usd
and gtx 1070Ti 370 usd
I bet the rtx 2060 will be around 400 usd and gives very low fps with RT on
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#7
Nxodus
king of swag187 said:
Just get a 1070, they're approaching the $200 point anyways, no way this is under $300
The cheapest 1070 is $536 in my country.

lexluthermiester said:
If you're in such a hurry, get a GTX 1060 or 1070..
I'm not getting a 3 year old card, I'd prefer to somewhat futureproof my purchase. By futureproof I mean having a better shot at selling in the second hand market.
Besides, the 10 series have heat issues, well.. compared to 20 series.

bajs11 said:
just get the gtx 1070/1070Ti
apparently the rtx 2060 is going to be slower than the gtx 1070
and I am sure it will probably cost more
I have seen the gtx 1070 going for under 320 usd
and gtx 1070Ti 370 usd
I bet the rtx 2060 will be around 400 usd and gives very low fps with RT on
I'm happy to pay a little extra for a card that's not 3 years old, produces less heat and is somewhat futureproof on the secondhand market.
I don't really care about RT, all I want is something that's not 3 years old, I don't want to help a company clear it's dusty old excess inventory.
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#8
bajs11
Nxodus said:
The cheapest 1070 is $536 in my country.


I'm not getting a 3 year old card, I'd prefer to somewhat futureproof my purchase. By futureproof I mean having a better shot at selling in the second hand market.
Besides, the 10 series have heat issues, well.. compared to 20 series.


I'm happy to pay a little extra for a card that's not 3 years old, produces less heat and is somewhat futureproof on the secondhand market.
I don't really care about RT, all I want is something that's not 3 years old, I don't want to help a company clear it's dusty old excess inventory.
its a Turing RTX card we are talking about.
The upgrade over the Pascal cards are far from as noticeable as from Maxwell to Pascal.
If Nvidia kept the same performance gain we would have a RTX 2080 that is 30% faster than the Gtx 1080ti, in reality its less than 10%
and RTX 2070 should be on par with gtx 1080Ti, in reality its closer to the gtx 1080 or some 20% slower than the gtx 1080Ti
and RTX 2060 should be faster than the GTX 1070, according to some review sites its going to be slower... while the GTX 1060 6gb is faster than the gtx 970 and very close to the gtx 980
also define future proof. How many RT games do you think will be released in the next year? and how many RT games are out now, over 3 months after the rtx cards have been released?
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#9
Nxodus
bajs11 said:
its a Turing RTX card we are talking about.
The upgrade over the Pascal cards are far from as noticeable as from Maxwell to Pascal.
If Nvidia kept the same performance gain we would have a RTX 2080 that is 30% faster than the Gtx 1080ti, in reality its less than 10%
and RTX 2070 should be on par with gtx 1080Ti, in reality its closer to the gtx 1080 or some 20% slower than the gtx 1080Ti
and RTX 2060 should be faster than the GTX 1070, according to some review sites its going to be slower... while the GTX 1060 6gb is faster than the gtx 970 and very close to the gtx 980
also define future proof. How many RT games do you think will be released in the next year? and how many RT games are out now, over 3 months after the rtx cards have been released?
I understand your points, I know the 20 series is a ripoff compared to the 10 series, and a huge disappointment. And again, I don't care about RT, I know it's useless.
By futureproof I mean a very simple thing: I'll get more for a 4 year old card than for a 7 year old card when i'm ready to upgrade in 2023, as simple as this.

The 2060 still has some advantages to the 1060.
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#10
bajs11
I thought we were talking about rtx 2060 vs GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 Ti...
which are really cheap now and most likely cheaper AND faster than the rtx 2060
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#11
Nxodus
bajs11 said:
I thought we were talking about rtx 2060 vs GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 Ti...
which are really cheap now and most likely cheaper AND faster than the rtx 2060
The cheapest 1070 is $536 in my country. A proper 1060 6gb is $364. As much as a new 2060 will cost. I'm not paying that kind of money for 3 year old cards
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#12
bajs11
well if its that much in your country don't count on the rtx 2060 will be cheaper than the pascals
maybe its time to move to another country? ;-)
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#13
Nxodus
bajs11 said:
well if its that much in your country don't count on the rtx 2060 will be cheaper than the pascals
maybe its time to move to another country? ;-)
Haha, thanks I but I'm not an economic migrant, I love my country. I'm pretty sure the 2060 wont be too much more than 1060, I can throw in another $20-30 to get a fresh card in return.
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#14
Vya Domus
Nxodus said:
The cheapest 1070 is $536 in my country.
And you have hope this will be cheap ? I wouldn't count on it.
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#15
R0H1T
Buy a used card if it's that much of a bother.
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#16
Valantar
Can't quite see from the render, but it looks like this lacks the VirtualLink USB-C connector. Why? If this performs like a 1070, it's a perfectly VR-capable card ...
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#17
EarthDog
Nxodus said:
Besides, the 10 series have heat issues, well.. compared
No they dont.
Nxodus said:
. I'm pretty sure the 2060 wont be too much more than 1060, I can throw in another $20-30 to get a fresh card in return.
You are 0-2. I'd be floored if the 2060 was $299 or less. I'd imagine $350-$400 is about right (for the US).
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#18
Valantar
EarthDog said:
You are 0-2. I'd be floored if the 2060 was $299 or less. I'd imagine $350-$400 is about right (for the US).
Yeah, considering the 2070 is $599 (those $499 non-Founders cards are still vaporware), it would be a miracle if the next tier down was half that price or lower. Unless they launch a 1060 Ti at the same time, of course, but if the 2060 has a full 1920 Cuda cores, there isn't much room for an in-between SKU here. The way I see it, there's no way it falls below $400, at least not for the FE. If I were a gambler, I'd put my money on the 2060 costing around $379 (non-FE) to $429 (FE).
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#19
Nxodus
EarthDog said:
No they dont.
My choice of words might have been wrong. The 1060 produces worse heat than the 960 gen cards. It came to my attention that the 20 series cards work on lower temperatures than the previous gen.


also,
$60-70 more for 2060 with 30% better performance than 1060 sounds good to me.
I don't really understand the 2060 hate, and the hate directed towards me. I just want to finally upgrade to the 60's line, and i want to buy a fresh card that will feel nice for a few years.
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#20
trog100
there isnt much point in waiting for a 2060 card when a better performing 1070ti card is already available.. but each to his own..

the comment about heat issues on the 10 series cards is also totally wrong..

trog
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#21
EarthDog
Nxodus said:
My choice of words might have been wrong. The 1060 produces worse heat than the 960 gen cards. It came to my attention that the 20 series cards work on lower temperatures than the previous gen.
Sorry. They are both 120W cards. Temps depend on the cooler used.

Nxodus said:
don't really understand the 2060 hate, and the hate directed towards me.
No 2060 hate. Just correcting misinformation amd setting proper expectations.
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#22
unikin
I can't wait for AMD's RX 3080 card with $300 price tag just to see NGreedia's pricing plan in ruins. If it will really compete with RTX 2070 will buy 2 of them to support market competition.
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#23
lexluthermiester
Nxodus said:
Besides, the 10 series have heat issues, well.. compared to 20 series.
You have that so very backwards. My old 1080 ran a measurable level cooler than my current 2080.
Nxodus said:
The 1060 produces worse heat than the 960 gen cards.
No it doesn't it doesn't. The 1060 runs cooler than the 960. Where are you getting all this nonsense?
Nxodus said:
I don't really understand the 2060 hate
No one is hating on the 2060.
Nxodus said:
and the hate directed towards me.
No one is hating on you either. You're saying things that are either flat out wrong or just silly. And if you can't find a 1070 for less than $500, you're either looking in the wrong place or your country's economy is in an unfortunate state. Have you tried looking in more than one place or perhaps looking for a used card?

unikin said:
I can't wait for AMD's RX 3080 card with $300 price tag just to see NVidia's pricing plan in ruins.
Fixed that for you. I agree with your first point though. AMD's new offerings, as long as they kick a$$ like they rumored to, will cause a big shake up to pricing and the economy's of the GPU scene.
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#24
unikin
lexluthermiester said:
Fixed that for you. I agree with your first point though. AMD's new offerings, as long as they kick a$$ like they rumored to, will cause a big shake up to pricing and the economy's of the GPU scene.
I'm sorry you misquoted me. They are NGreedia not NVidia anymore in my eyes. I own 3 Titans in my working PC and GTX 1070 in gaming PC, but won't buy anything from Green team anymore until they fix their pricing. Higher gaming GPU prices are just one side of a coin, NGreedia has also crippled double precision computing on new Titan cards and wants $10K for new high end Turing quadro card. NGreedia it is very proper trade mark for them right now.
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#25
lexluthermiester
unikin said:
I'm sorry you misquoted me.
unikin said:
NGreedia it is very proper trade mark for them right now.
I did not misquote you. I corrected your very lacking and disrespectful misappropriation of the name of a company.
unikin said:
They are NGreedia not NVidia anymore in my eyes.
That is your opinion, and you're welcome to it.
unikin said:
but won't buy anything from Green team anymore until they fix their pricing.
Have fun with that.
unikin said:
NGreedia has also crippled double precision computing on new Titan cards and wants $10K for new high end Turing quadro card.
Both points needing correction.
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