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CES 2019: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 launched for gaming laptops

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Finally taking its real-time ray-tracing into gaming laptops, Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics processing units (GPUs) during its CES presser Sunday. The new chip is a more power-packed version of its Turing-based desktop graphics cards and will cost $349.

The RTX 2060 is claimed to be 60 percent faster on current titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060, and beats the gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. With Turing’s RT Cores and Tensor Cores, it can run Battlefield V with ray tracing at 60 frames per second.

“Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry,” averred NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang while unveiling the RTX 2060 at the start of CES 2019.

The RTX 2060 features 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which is said to improve gaming performance through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS).

DLSS leverages a deep neural network to extract multidimensional features of the rendered scene and intelligently combine details from multiple frames to construct a high-quality final image, according to the company.

Huang also announced the launch of more than 40 new laptop models in 100+ configurations based on new Turing-generation GPUs, and new monitors packed with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

The new card will be available on January 15.

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