Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 2060

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The GeForce RTX 2060 costs $349 and promises new levels of performance and features previously available only in high-end gaming GPUs, Nvidia said. 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. The new 2019 m15 comes with Nvidia's new GeForce RTX Graphics with up to 8GB of GDDR6 RAM - you can choose between the RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080, as well as the usual GTX 1050 Ti with GDDR5.

At the same time, Huang unveiled GeForce RTX 2080-, RTX 2070-, and RTX 2060-based laptops which were claimed to be 'twice as fast as a PlayStation Pro'.


Meanwhile, Andreas over at Hardwareluxx (German website) noticed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 has appeared in the online database of the GFXBench 4.0. When Nvidia announced its Turing GPU architecture past year, it couldn't stop talking about ray tracing, which is some very cool technology that allows reflections and shadows in a digitally rendered environment (like a game) to behave as they would in real life.

The existing 15-inch m15 model is getting an update as well, adding new options including RTX graphics from Nvidia, Intel's Core i9-8950HK CPU and a 4K display. At the top end, the RTX 2080 for laptops, incredibly, is faster than a GTX 1080 desktop graphics card and can hit more than 60 frames per second in Battlefield V with ray tracing turned on. Better yet, the new RTX 2060 will support both ray tracing and deep learning super sampling (DLSS). If you're wondering what that means as far as gaming muscle goes, Nvidia says that the RTX 2060 is more powerful than last generation's GTX 1070 Ti.


When the RTX 2060 launches on the 15th, you'll be able to get it bundled with either Anthem or Battlefield V so that you can get a taste of advanced features like ray tracing and DLSS right out of the box. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced that the company's new RTX chips will be in over 40 laptops with 17 rocking Max-Q cards. This allows the company to create some of the world's thinnest and quietest gaming laptops.


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