Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics Card Makes an Appearance


The GeForce RTX series of cards is the latest technology that NVIDIA (or the industry, for that matter) has to offer, and is a technology that was 10 years in the making. Until now, however, it has been confined to the higher end cards including the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti. RTX features are limited to these cards, and therefore those with deep pockets, and out of reach of most gamers. That is set to change, however, with the introduction of the GeForce RTX 2060, and today we get a peek at Gigabyte’s take on a factory overclocked version, albeit only renders of the card.

The card in question features a dual fan cooling solution and is powered by a single 8-pin PCI-Express power connector, although it’s likely that reference cards will make do with a single 6-pin connector. Under the hood, Turing has been cut down slightly from the RTX 2070’s compute unit count of 36 down to 30, resulting in 1,920 CUDA cores down from its big brother’s 2,304 (there are 64 CUDA cores per CU). Memory is taken care of by 6 GB of GDDR6.

Although the RTX has taken a beating for its ray tracing performance and the further cut in RT cores down from the RTX 2070 could meet a lot of resistance, patches such as the latest for Battlefield 5 show that software needs to catch up to the hardware we now have available. This might very well allow for a playable experience, even if it is set with ray tracing effects set to low or medium.

The information provided is as follows (note that this is not verified, but the source appears to be trustworthy. We are, however, skeptical of the low clock speed):

OpenCL Information
Platform Vendor NVIDIA Corporation
Platform Name NVIDIA CUDA
Device Vendor NVIDIA Corporation
Device Name GeForce RTX 2060
Compute Units 30
Maximum Frequency 1.20 GHz
Device Memory 6 GB GDDR6

Source: VideoCardz