If you're a PC gamer - and you likely are - then you should be aware that the latest 2000 series GTX cards from NVIDIA are a bit on the pricier side. Too pricey, in fact.
But no worries, because today, at CES 2019, NVIDIA has launched what is known as the RTX 2060, their budget-friendly card. Releasing on January 15, the $349 card will have ray tracing and AI features, as well as performance that stands on par with the 1070Ti, meaning it is capable of delivering max-setting 60+ FPS gaming at 1080p and great high-setting performance when selecting 1440p.
Not only can you purchase the card standalone, but the card will also be included in systems built by Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo, as well as other leading system builders. Additionally, owners of select 2060 graphics cards will be eligible for a free copy of Anthem or Battlefield V. I can see Anthem being worth it, at the very least.
ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac will also produce custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models. These will be available beginning January 15.
Finally, on January 29, GTX 2000 series will finally launch inside laptops. While the 2060 is certainly a budget-friendly card, I don't believe RTX will do so hot with this card - it may with very few games, but the amount of games supported will likely be limited. I also feel that AMD has something up their sleeves - hopefully - that will actually be able to compete against NVIDIA's budget-friendly cards.
Interested? Need a review? Well, while we don't have one from ourselves, you can always rely on Linus's review via Linus Tech Tips, so that you can make the decision for yourself: