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We're just coming out of a very dark period for PC gamers. Neither AMD nor Nvidia released any significantly new GPUs through late 2017 and most of 2018, and graphics cards were either out of stock or massively inflated in price thanks to cryptocurrency miners
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thanks to cryptocurrency miners raiding markets around the world. If you had to buy or upgrade a gaming PC, you were stuck paying way too much for graphics cards that didn't even feel fresh or exciting.
We all expected some relief when the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080, and GeForce RTX2070 but they turned out to be way more expensive than a lot of people were expecting. Sure, theyhoping that the allure of ray tracing would create a rush of demand for new, expensive graphics cards. That hasn't been the case. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070 have been praised but they turned out to be way more expensive than a lot of people were expecting. Sure, theybut they didn't bring better value to existing price points, which is what people really look for when they've been waiting a few years to upgrade.The other problem with the GeForce RTX series is that its headlining features, real-time ray tracing and AI-powered resolution upscaling (called DLSS), are barely supported by a handful of games, and so they aren't really driving a major push to upgrade. These features are aimed at high-end gamers and are pretty demanding on the hardware front.brings ray tracing and DLSS to a lower price point and could be an interesting upgrade option for those who are finally looking to replace a graphics card that's a generation or two old.don't want to be left out if or when ray tracing becomes a big deal. Is the new GeForce RTX 2060 the perfect balance of cost, performance and features? We're reviewing it today to find out.The specific implementation that goes into the GeForce RTX 2060 is codenamed TU106. It's a cut-down version of the same chip that is sold as the GeForce RTX 2070, in this case with 1,920 CUDA cores arranged in 30 clusters called Streaming Microprocessors, as well as 240 Tensor cores and 30 RT cores. These are the shiny new additions to the Turing architecture that enable real-time ray-tracing and DLSS.Nvidia's GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs also feature other improvements, which are shared with the new GeForce 16-series. Games can benefit from the parallel execution of floating-point and integer instructions, where only one type could be processed at a time before. Nvidia has also bumped up the GPU's caches and has managed to reduce latency. For more details of the Turing architecture, you can check out ourThe GeForce RTX 2060 GPU has a base speed of 1365MHz and a boost speed of 1680MHz. All graphics cards with this GPU will have 6GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 RAM on a 192-bit bus. The TDP is rated at 160W and cards should have a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Nvidia claims a performance improvement of 51 percent on average compared to the GeNvidia is targeting gamers who want great quality at 1920x1080 at games' highest quality settings, but there's a caveat. If you enable ray tracing, performance will drop considerably. Nvidia usesan example, and says you can expect 90fps without ray tracing but that will go down to 65fps with it enabled.
The solution then is to use DLSS, or Deep Learning Supersampling, which basically renders the game at a lower resolution and then uses AI-enhanced upscaling to stretch it to the actual target resolution and then fill in the gaps. With ray tracing and DLSS together, that frame rate should jump back up to 88fps. Keep in mind that Battlefield V is one of Nvidia's showcase games and Dice, the studio behind it, has worked with Nvidia on optimisations.
Upscaling is of course never going to be perfect, but what makes DLSS interesting is that it uses Nvidia's expertise in artificial intelligence. Game developers need to work with Nvidia and run the actual AI operations on the company's massive in-house systems. A game profile will then be generated and distributed to users with a GeForce driver update.been released yet or are awaiting future patches that will enable these features. We'll talk about this more in the performance section below.
Nvidia has released its own