Tuesday, February 18th 2020

ASUS Unveils GeForce RTX 2060 DUAL Mini, Possible RX 5600 XT and EVGA KO Competitor

ASUS unveiled the GeForce RTX 2060 DUAL Mini series, a new pair of RTX 2060 graphics cards purpose-built to compete with AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT, and possibly priced to match the EVGA RTX 2060 KO. The series consists of two otherwise identical looking cards differentiated with clock speeds - the reference speed "DUAL-RTX2060-6G-MINI," and the slightly overclocked "DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-MINI." The DUAL Mini common board design measures 19.7 cm in length, 12.1 cm height, and is strictly 2-slot thick. Under the hood is PCB that's built to cost, and probably repurposing the company's GTX 1660 Ti series PCBs, since the TU116 and TU106 are pin-compatible.

The cooling solution of the ASUS RTX 2060 DUAL Mini features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that makes direct contact with the GPU at the base; ventilated by a pair of 90 mm Axial-Tech fans that are designed to guide all their airflow axially. The impellers of these fans feature IP5X dust-resistance coating. The card also offers idle fan-stop feature. As mentioned earlier, the base RTX 2060 DUAL Mini ticks at NVIDIA reference clock speeds, while the DUAL Mini O6G offers overclocked speeds of 1365 MHz base and 1725 MHz GPU Boost (vs. reference speeds of 1365/1680 MHz). The memory clock is untouched on both cards, at 14 Gbps (GDDR6 effective). The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. The cards don't appear to feature a back-plate. We expect the DUAL Mini to be priced at USD $299, and the DUAL Mini O6G at a $20-30 premium.
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11 Comments on ASUS Unveils GeForce RTX 2060 DUAL Mini, Possible RX 5600 XT and EVGA KO Competitor

#1
londiste
It's an RTX 2060.
Outside a few peculiarities, so is 2060 KO. KO is just EVGA's name, not a different model.
And yes, RTX 2060 price drop was to counteract RX 5600XT.

I thought this was an ASUS Press Release but that does not seem to be the case.
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#2
notb
Nicely short and RGB-less.

I just hope this whole price dropping doesn't affect quality (primary noise).
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#3
ShurikN
A cheap(er) product from ASUS should be an instant avoid.
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#4
notb
ShurikN
A cheap(er) product from ASUS should be an instant avoid.
Well, it's cheaper so they would be expected to take some shortcuts.
It surely still works and delivers what's on the box.
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
so whats the purpose of having DUAL in the name? :rolleyes:
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#6
bonehead123
Hello Asus, this is 2008 calling, and we want all our antiquated DVI ports back, like, yesterday....

They are all belong to us, just in case you didn't know, hehehe :D
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#7
natr0n
I came for the dual gpu , but left in utter sadness.
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#8
jeremyshaw
Is it actually Dual Link DVI, or just Single Link DVI? New Dual Link DVI cards from Nvidia (I don't know about AMD) are rather hard to come by, nowadays, ever since Nvidia dropped them from the Pascal reference designs (in favor of Single Link DVI).

I sold off my last Dual Link DVI screen last year, and that had supported me since 2010/2011 or so. Even then, the Displayport connection was the preferred input for that display, due to the audio passthrough.

The only use I could think of was for really old 1440p/1600p displays that somehow didn't have DP, and old 120Hz+ displays that didn't have DP.

Though I will admit that DP was rather problematic on older builds of Windows 7/8/8.1 and even 10. The display sleep problems seem to have largely gone away since then (though they still pop up on older displays - so I admit to using Dl-DVI on that older display instead of DP, even though I only use DP on my newer display).
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#9
londiste
Pascal reference design had dual-link DVI.
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#10
Apocalypsee
DeathtoGnomes
so whats the purpose of having DUAL in the name? :rolleyes:
Its stands for dual fans :laugh:
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
Apocalypsee
Its stands for dual fans :laugh:
That is the dumbest thing ever.

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