Graphics card website leaker VideoCardz, has released a number of leaks pertaining to Nvidia's up and coming RTX 2060.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is said to be Nvidia's new mid-range GPU using the Turing architecture and all of it's raytracing goodness, including RT cores and Tensor cores alongside the bog-standard CUDA cores that are to be expected on every card Nvidia pumps out these days. The card uses the TU106 chip on TSMC's 12nm FinFet process, which has shrunk from the 14nm days of Pascal.
It is claimed that the RTX 2060 has a grand total of 120 TMUs (Texture Mapping Units) and 48 ROPs (Render Output Units), which equates to 1920 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor cores and 30 RT cores. The card is also said to feature a boost clock of 1680 MHz while having a base clock of 1365 MHz.
The card will also utilise 6GB of GDDR6 on a 192 bit memory interface, which will allow for 14 Gbps (Gigabits/second).
We talked about the technical specifications above, however in actual use it is rather interesting to say the least, as the card appears to be comparable to the current GTX 1070Ti, making it a great card considering the current state with driver optimisations.
Here is a list of benchmark results.
Test System: i9-7900X + 16GB RAM (All tests at 1920x1080)
You will notice that we have left off the RTX results, which is rather deliberate on our part as we wanted to give them their own highlight.
With RTX enabled at Ultra (at 1080p of course), the game is very playable at 58 FPS, however if that is too much of a performance hit for you, the game will play even smoother at 66 FPS which is a pleasant surprise. If we were to move onto 1440p, we suggest leaving that setting off unless you can handle playing the game at 53 FPS on medium.
It should be noted however, that with DLSS enabled on the medium RTX preset the framerate goes up to a very smooth 88 FPS.
Finally, time for the price. The card will have an MSRP of £274 ($349), which makes it an excellent value, however it will be very interesting to see what the tech guys at Nvidia can put up to fill the huge price gap it leaves with its current generation.
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