When Nvidia originally announced the GeForce RTX setup, we had to wonder if there would be an RTX 2060, or…
When Nvidia originally announced the GeForce RTX setup, we had to wonder if there would be an RTX 2060, or if Nvidia would maintain GTX labeling on the lower parts. After all, radiation, as seen in Battlefield 5, is quite demanding. Cutting the RT cores half way from 2080 Ti to 2070 makes the 1080p headlights too dubious, and the RTX 2060 obviously has fewer cores. But based on early leaks of performance using the Final Fantasy XV benchmark (screaming out to Tom’s Hardware), it appears that the RTX 2060 really comes.
The good news is that performance seems to be a decent improvement over the GTX 1060 6GB, based on the FFXV test. At 4 k, RTX 2060 is 2589, and it seems to be without DLSS (because the high preset does not enable DLSS AFAICT). In comparison, the GTX 1
060 values show 1985, GTX 1070 2749 and RTX 2070 3927. So in this test we see at least one potential 30 percent increase in performance compared to the previous generation.
Final Fantasy XV benchmark usually matches my overall results. A GTX 1080 score 3401, so with the metric, 2070 is 15 percent faster than 1080. In actual game benches, I show an average performance advantage of 12 percent for 2070, so it seems reasonable. The RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti show a 35 percent performance in the FFXV benchmark, at least 4k and I show an overall 33 percent performance lead from testing twelve games.
A likely explanation for performance is that the RTX 2060 will use a trimmed version of the TU106 architecture. Disable one of the GDDR6 controls and 12 of the SM devices and you would have a kernel of 1,536 CUDA that should work around where we see the 2060 country. You would also have only 24 RT cores and 192 Tensor cores, located in the low end to do ray tracing or DLSS. Or Nvidia may have a separate TU107 chip to fill this niche on the market.
What we do not know is how much Nvidia will load for RTX 2060, or when it comes out. Given the latest launch of the Radeon RX 590, which turns the GTX 1060 6GB by about 12 percent, Nvidia will likely recover the midrange crown. To do that, it will cost $ 300 or less to get the job done, and based on the other RTX cards, I think there is as much as we can hope for. In terms of launch date, we first saw leaks of the RX 590-even in the FFXV benchmarks – about one month before the card’s official launch. It would put the RTX 2060 on the launch plate for a certain time in December, but do not be surprised if it’s shot in January.