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EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO

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The $299 EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO was announced just days ago, at CES, and is the most affordable entry into RTX gaming. What's surprising is that the KO uses a different GPU than other RTX 2060 Series cards. We take a closer look to see what NVIDIA is bringing to the fight with AMD's RX 5600 XT.

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Goddamn, nvidia have to have bunch of those defect tu104s to make rtx2060 from them. In shaders It's almost missing gtx1650Super from the full chip.
 
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Relatively hot.
Relatively loud.
Power limited.
Rifle bearing Sleeve bearing fans mounted on a card that sits horizontally 98% of the time.

Yeah... think I'll take a pass on this one.
 
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i guess this card will have a lot of issue cos it is build on a cheap. This will put the card K.O XD
Power limited because of the super budget component used.
 
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Good card. Not to mention you can get an additional 5% off from finding yourself an EVGA associate code. The driver stability by itself should also be a bonus.
 
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Weird piece of silicon... Seems like the "bad bin" extends to the power draw, or the larger die parasitically increases the power usage...

Rifle bearing fans mounted on a card that sits horizontally 98% of the time.
Where is this from?

my god, embarrassing pcb...
These cards are 110% gated by software power limits, no reason to overbuild the board.
 

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How is this overclocked out of the box when the first review page says it runs at stock frequencies? Yes, the max TDP is a tad higher, but that's not really an overclock.
On the other hand, your first page also says the 2060 Super goes for $300, so who knows?
 
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so now there are three different versions of the GTX 2060, that shouldn't be too confusing to the consumers...
 
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so now there are three different versions of the GTX 2060, that shouldn't be too confusing to the consumers...
Still two, bud.. reference and super. This is using reference clocks (unless it is the ultra which is overclocked). Unless you are calling it a different card because they used different IO?
 

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How id this overclocked out of the box when the first review page says it runs at stock frequencies?
I added that part because it is actually significantly (3%) faster than FE
 
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So they're re-using low grade chips from 2070/80 for this?
 
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Still two, bud.. reference and super. This is using reference clocks (unless it is the ultra which is overclocked). Unless you are calling it a different card because they used different IO?
There is the RTX 2060 (TU106 GPU), RTX 2060 Super (also TU106 but more shader & render units), and RTX 2060 KO (TU104 GPU) . If I'm a buyer just looking to upgrade my video card but don't keep up with the latest news & reviews my initial thought would be WTF is the difference between all these 2060's from EVGA (they list 17 different cards for the 2060 & 2060 super on evga.com)??
 
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There is the RTX 2060 (TU106 GPU), RTX 2060 Super (also TU106 but more shader & render units), and RTX 2060 KO (TU104 GPU) . If I'm a buyer just looking to upgrade my video card but don't keep up with the latest news & reviews my initial thought would be WTF is the difference between all these 2060's from EVGA (they list 17 different cards for the 2060 & 2060 super on evga.com)??
so do most mfg....lol

If this is lower/different shader/spec count, then I agree three different skus. For the consumer, it doesn't really matter what GPU die is under the hood... if it is the same specs, its the same thing for all intents and purposes (to me).
 
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Said this before the supers launched, they should just launch cards with 5 at the end of the name... 2060S=> 2065, 2070S=> 2075, 2080S=> ??

That or they should just have done a full refresh of the lineup as much as people would have hated it...
 
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Weird piece of silicon... Seems like the "bad bin" extends to the power draw, or the larger die parasitically increases the power usage...


Where is this from?


These cards are 110% gated by software power limits, no reason to overbuild the board.
That was my first conclusion too, this reeks of the 1060's they released on GP104. Worst possible bin but still stable and even worse perf/watt while being a much larger die. That also says a lot about OC potential. Not exactly a winner.


Back then the backstory was 'too much inventory'. What is it this time? Looks like business as usual to me :) It makes sense too for a cost effective performance card; use all those larger dies as well as you can, and those weak bins have accumulated now.

Said this before the supers launched, they should just launch cards with 5 at the end of the name... 2060S=> 2065, 2070S=> 2075, 2080S=> ??

That or they should just have done a full refresh of the lineup as much as people would have hated it...
They kinda did, really, but they needed segmentation in the names between RTX and GTX too and thén still make the updated Turings stand out. It would have been a number-crazy maze even more so. I understand why they picked an "S", it also differentiates Turing RTX further like the 16 series also helps it. This is almost a carbon copy of Kepler Refresh but with an RT lineup alongside. And I think history repeats in that sense too; we got Maxwell afterwards and the initial goal was to have that gen already on 16nm. Now the next one in line is Ampere. I really do hope they won't do another Maxwell with that :D Luckily AMD already moved to 7nm so its a VERY hard sell not to do the same now.
 
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I'm an old school monster I'd rather my fans twirl at 500RPM at idle and ramp smoothly in response to loads.

Idle stop fans just burn out fans and components sooner. Fans don't like stopping. Also heat soaked coolers are harder to reign in.
 
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I think if it weren't for the power/voltage limits these chips might actually go pretty fast. Just because the larger die size makes them easier to cool... But I don't think we will ever know because the GPU guys love their hard power locks and whatnot..
Back then the backstory was 'too much inventory'. What is it this time? Looks like business as usual to me
I'd guess they are again just trying to get rid of very bad dies without having to actually toss them... Rather sell them on a $300 card than not at all. I think that was the same case with those 1060s, they were also released significantly later than the other cards in the lineup.

Makes me inclined to believe NV actually stockpiles their "almost dead" dies just to stick them in a super cut down configuration later when they actually amassed enough stock to let them feed the higher volume price points. Could be that they are also timing it around when they intend to end the TU106 production.
 
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I'm an old school monster I'd rather my fans twirl at 500RPM at idle and ramp smoothly in response to loads.

Idle stop fans just burn out fans and components sooner. Fans don't like stopping. Also heat soaked coolers are harder to reign in.
depends.
my 2070s trio is sitting at 35 degrees,with two high refresh monitors hooked to it.
 

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so now there are three different versions of the GTX 2060, that shouldn't be too confusing to the consumers...
How do you figure? This is not new silicon, it's just the old 2060 at lower price point (if $300 can be seen as low).
I added that part because it is actually significantly (3%) faster than FE
Yeah, I dare you yo pick those apart just by looking at the screen, that's how significant 3% is ;)
 
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Yeah, I dare you yo pick those apart just by looking at the screen, that's how significant 3% is ;)
Well according to NVidia it's worth paying $80 for! :roll:

(see e.g 2060S=>2070)
 

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Well according to NVidia it's worth paying $80 for! :roll:

(see e.g 2060S=>2070)
Yeah, I don't get the 2070. I thought it was discontinued, I expected to go away one stocks cleared. Though it could be pretty hard to clear stock with the 2060 Super available at $400.
 
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