NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics chips for laptops

NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics chips for laptops

NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics chips for laptops

NVIDIA used their CES keynote on Sunday night to announce the GeForce RTX 2060, their newest Turing graphics card priced at $349 United States dollars.

The RTX 2060, unveiled at CES on Sunday, is the new "entry-level" card in the GeForce RTX lineup. Along similar lines, Tom's Hardware notes that the card really shouldn't be called the RTX 2060, and that its pricing and power draw would go over more smoothly if it was labeled "RTX 2060 Ti" or a similar name.

Key features include: Six-zone customizable lighting (yes, including the alien head) and support for the existing Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which can hold a desktop graphics card (Nvidia or AMD) and attaches via a proprietary port found on nearly every Alienware system. The opening keynote will be delivered by the CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang, at 8 PM (Pacific Time) and we can expect loads of new announcements, especially gaming stuff, by the graphics industry juggernaut.

Priced at US$349 (RM1434), the RTX 2060 is finally a super attractive GPU that does Ray Tracing, it will be available through partners and at NVIDIA starting January 15th.

"We can use DLSS to infer a much more lovely, higher resolution", Huang explained.

The 2060 will have 6GB of GDDR6 RAM, and Nvidia claims it will do over 60fps in Battlefield V with the settings set to high and the resolution to 1440p.

Indeed, using a demo from Battlefield V during the unveiling event, the ray tracing effects (such as flames from off the screen reflecting in windows on screen) were immediately noticeable despite silky smooth frame rates. The biggest highlight of the Turing-based GPUs is the addition of real-time ray tracing, which can drastically improve the realism of lighting in the games that support the feature. Other titles planning DLSS support include Anthem, Justice, and Atomic Heart. You also won't have to wait long to get your hands on one: the RTX 2060 will be available on January 15th in systems from Alienware, Acer, HP and others. It intends to test all of the 500-odd adaptive-sync-capable monitors on the market and certify any further models that meet its standards.

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