Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition – Nvidia Unleashes RTX on The $350 Market

Final Thoughts

Oh no, another conclusion. How do you summarize something like the new RTX 2060?

 

If I simply had the myopic view of 4K gaming 24/7 this would be a horrendous outcome and overall a real crap review. This card is not made for 4K and while I’m sure many will lament about the performance they could get with X or Y option. We are here today to talk about the RTX 2060, or at least the FE model.

Many users have complained about pricing for the RTX series and now we have a card with damn near 1080 level performance at a 350 dollar price tag.

The card is not going to break any records but being as the XX60 series is where most of the market lives this is a nice step up from even a current/outgoing 1060.

Do you need one? well, that really depends on what you have now and what are your goals. If you are running 1080p/1440p like most of the world is running then this is a very solid option. This also gives you the DXR and tensor cores which can be used for the ray tracing and DLSS functions like every other RTX card, so if that tech takes off it will be a nice bonus.

A lot of people have carried on since RTX launch about how they will just buy Pascal cards, and I will tell you now, Nvidia has just made the Pascal cards obsolete with the RTX 2060. Yes, you may find some weird offshoot deals in a local pickup, but overall the new tech and overall solid near 1080 level performance offered by the RTX 2060 at a 350 dollar price point make this card a great value.

The RTX 2060 will change a lot of minds and really should make anyone second guess even considering a Pascal card if they are upgrading today.

Pros Cons
  • Near GTX 1080 level performance
  • GDDR6
  • Dual Axial fan cooler
  • Quiet operation even under sustained load
  • DLSS performance is excellent
  • RTX effects are awesome
  • Solid build quality
  • VirtualLink ready
  • New technologies do not guarantee adoption
  • power limit is quite low

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