Friday, 18 January, 2019

Nvidia RTX mobile graphics bring ray-tracing to gaming laptops at last

NVIDIA Ge Force CEO Jensen Huang CES 2019 CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it's faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs just $349
Sherri Watson | 07 January, 2019, 14:16

In addition to the upcoming release of the RTX 2060 and offering G-Sync support to FreeSync monitors, Nvidia also announced the inclusion of their GeForce RTX line in laptops across some of the biggest OEM's, and local OEMs and system builders.

It was during the last summer when Nvidia officially unveiled the new GeForce RTX series graphics cards for Desktop PCs. It joins the RTX 20-series family next week on January 15 and pricing for RTX 2060 cards will start at $350-prices will varying depending on model and manufacturer.

The RTX 2060 features 240 tensor cores with 52 teraflops of performance, 6GB of GDDR6 RAM and 5 giga-rays of real-time ray tracing performance. DLSS support isn't available in Battlefield V just yet, but that should arrive later this month alongside these new GPUs. The RTX 2060 also features a handful of Turing RT cores that enable real-time ray tracing calculations.

Huang also mention Acer's Predator Triton 500 gaming notebook as well, although that particular model was fitted with a mobile variant of the RTX 2060. The RTX 2060 is 60 percent faster than the GTX 1060 and it even beats the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. At the keynote Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang declared "RTX is here, next gen is on", before continuing to explain his statement was intended for the masses - "For $349 you can enjoy next generation gaming", Huang said to the excited audience. It can take a lower-res image and learn what pixels need to be added, thereby improving what's on the screen while achieving higher frame rates.

It's impressive stuff, but of course these were just demos optimized to illustrate a point. There is a Founders Edition and it looks pretty much identical to the RTX 2070 FE. If you buy an RTX 2080 Ti or 2080, you get both.

Please stay tuned to HEXUS as we will have a review of a GeForce RTX 2060 FE up here as soon as we are allowed to.