GeForce RTX 2060 will be unveiled for $350 on 7 January

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  1. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Last year 1070 are gonna be 2060 owners and 1060 owners are gonna be 2050 owners this year. The way its meant to be played.
     
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    People compare this to the price of the GTX 1060, but forget the RX 480 was on the market at the same time to keep prices a bit lower! Basically, the closest competition to the RTX 2060 will be the RX Vega 56 (if we believe in the leaks), which still costs upwards of $400~$450, except for one or another occasional promotion.

    Unless AMD pulls something off their hat in January, $350 to $400 for the RTX 2060 will be in tune with what AMD also offers! Nvidia with their dominant position, is not interested in disrupting the market with price/performance.
     
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    Whoever makes the fastest and most affordable mainstream GPU in 2019 will get my money. However I couldn't care less about RTX or DLSS and since I already have a FreeSync monitor...
     
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    What's with all the whining? I just upgraded from a GTX 680 to a ROG Strix 2070 for $585 with BFV included. When I purchased the 680 I paid $499 on release. I did my research and I couldn't buy a 1070 ti or 1080, both of which are slower, for anywhere near $585. NVIDIA's target audience isn't previous Gen gamers. It's gamers who have been holding out to upgrade, and want great fps for their dollar. I wasn't interested in owning someone else's abused card, no matter the discount. I feel the RTX line will be successful, and both available stock and pricing for new cards is the proof in the pudding.
     

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    The truth is that if you're aiming 1080p this new generation makes no sense and you don't need to upgrade. In the end you're not upgrading for the sake of it, you're upgrading for a purpose, to play games with a good experience. At 1080p a 1060 will do the job on most game out there. They're not shipping product for 1080p anymore, it's done. 2060 is on 1070/1070-Ti territory, therefore 1440p
     
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    Absolutely--I also wonder if this product will be crippled as far as SLI goes, too, like the 1060--AMD owns that market segment, hands down (580/590). IMO, for this product line, the so-called "Tensor" cores just massively slow down all of the RTX products when invoked, and as such only really inexperienced people are going to fall for that little gimmick. It definitely is *not worth it*(TM) but some people just cannot resist the allure of false advertising, sadly enough... But perhaps nVidia will enable SLI on this product--which sort of helps...some, I suppose. Kudos to AMD for not jumping on the fake real-time ray-tracing bandwagon! I wish I could get gaming n00bs to understand that "They can't lie about that--someone would do something about it," is not a true statement at all, unfortunately. "They" can and they will--and they do--fib blatantly about stuff all the time. This is just more overt than the usual. But I suppose that as long as nVidia can get people to pay ridiculous prices for features that aren't worth the time of day when it comes to normal 3d rasterization which *does* take place in real time, they'll keep doing it. "A sucker a day keeps the poorhouse away," I suppose.

    IMO, These "Tensor" cores are actually so poor at real ray tracing that the number of professional scene and special-effects people using an RTX GPU for *raytracing* of any kind will be 0. When invoked, the performance penalty is so major that no one playing 3d games will want to use the Tensor cores, either--especially when they see there's no effect that the Tensors can do that normal rasterization cannot equal--and a multiple of times faster, too! nVidia couldn't even ship a real-time *demo* with these products--they had to use other, far more expensive products to produce a videoclip in 2d that plays back @ 60 fps! No telling how long it took nVidia to produce the ray-tracing shown in that videoclip--nVidia isn't saying. But you can absolutely take it to the bank that it was produced in nowhere near "real-time"!...;) I still scratch my head wondering why that isn't more obvious to some people. How can people not know the huge difference between 3d-GPU generated scenes and compiled 2d videoclips?
     
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    I only spend my money on the absolute best! Nvidia is not it.
     
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    Well, considering that we have 21% tax, import tax as base of things in EU and 1st shop I checked had 1070Ti for $520 USD including tax. And 2070 for $600 USD. While 1080 comes at $690 USD... One can say: "Not bad."
    But considering that it is next generation, smaller manufacturing node on top of that... "One should expect higher performance for that money."
     
  9. yasamoka

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    Why are you deliberately missing my point?
     
  10. -Tj-

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    Because there is none? 1080gtx is still clearly going to be faster then this 2060rtx.
     

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    In summer of 2016 I took my r9 390X gpu for 333$. It was a good deal back then that I didn't care for waiting either gtx 1060 or rx 480.

    If rtx 2060 can make me happy for about ~20% more, like 399$, I imagine it is also a steal because rtx 2060 will be ~60% faster. I would gladly pay 20% more for +60% performance.
     
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    Consider you can buy now RX580/590 for 220/280$, both being faster than 390X.

    No wonder nvidia is pushing all these 2060's 3/4/6gb versions to be able to compete.
     
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    @warlord : I do not know about that. Summer 2019 is when you can expect RTX 2060, that's whole 3 years later. Is 60% higher performance for 20% higher price good jump? It is just 33% better performance per $ spent after 3 years.
     
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    It depends on the AiB solution you buy of course. You can find both 580/590 for more than 300$(+) not only less than 300$(-). I was an idiot back then to buy an expensive and hot gpu, cheaper versions of my card were less than 300$ without the need to downclock for smooth temps.

    Sure, it isn't great. But it all depends what Navi can offer with less than 399$-499$. For now RTX 2060 is the true bang for buck to my eyes, IF you don't have or plan to buy a freesync monitor. Personally, I don't have one, so I am not vendor oriented at all, I am gonna buy the best gpu for my resolution 2560x1080. 390X, Fury, 580/590 are not capable for 60fps in all games. I need something better, changing monitor in the future or not.
     
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    Yeah, that 350 USD is too high for what is supposed to be mainstream card. Especially in Europe, USD will be taken as equal for euros so that's already 11% more, then you slap 21% tax on it and it will be at least 450€. That's considering high availability and therefore small margins for the retailers. Aib cards will be like 500€, that's absurd for mainstream card. You can get a console with several games for that money and it will last you for years.
     

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    Obviously these are are rumors at this point but assuming that 350$ is going to be the price bandied about that's obviously going to be for the very lowest-end SKU. The equivalent of the 3GB 1060 if you will, or the elusive 500$ 2070/1000$ 2080Ti. That's just how marketing works unfortunately.

    I honestly don't get what the point of pushing the price boundaries within each performance bracket is, at these price points the number of people randomly buying things without doing proper research is going to be quite low so it's not like there will be any "accidental" sales.
     
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    If it's $350, it's high but almost kind of fair. I recently paid about $350 for my 1070ti and they're really close performance wise. Still, the 1070ti is old tech and shouldn't have cost $350...
     

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