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First Look At The RTX 2060 Founders Edition

2019 is upon us and Nvidia is finally ready to release their budget graphics cards, the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2050. We reported on multiple leaks confirming their existence but finally, we have pictures. These RTX 2060 pictures come from VideoCardz.  It sports the same founder’s edition design as other cards in the RTX series.

RTX 2060 Design

RTX 2060 dual fan Source – VideoCardz

Nvidia moved away from the blower style design for founder edition cards to a dual fan design. It’s great to see them on budget cards as well.

RTX 2060 Source – VideoCardz

It seems to have an 8-pin power plug, so not a power hungry card. Premium board designs from 3rd party makers might need more power connectors.

RTX 2060 Source – VideoCardz

This is a fairly standard io setup. There’s everything you might need, including an HDMI, DVI-D, and display port connection. Although this can differ with cards from different board makers.

Performance

As the release is pending, there aren’t any numbers from official channels. But we reported on a leak while back, which listed the RTX 2060 on the FFXV benchmark.  It scored above cards like the VEGA 64 and the VEGA 56 but was listed just behind the GTX 1070.

Although this should be taken with a grain of salt as the FFXV benchmark is inherently flawed and is in no way a standard performance test.  AMD cards perform poorly in the stated benchmark and in real life performance, there is very little chance that an RTX 2060 will be able to match a VEGA 64, let alone beat it.

Pricing

No official word on it yet, but we can predict it to be under 350$, falling in the 300$ to 350$ range. The RTX 2060 can be an excellent value card if it manages to beat the RX 580 and manages to stay under 300$. There is no confirmation on a release date yet, but expect it come out shortly after CES.

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