The RTX 2060 Launch Update

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So, the new RTX 2060 was revealed during CES, and now the benchmarks are out. Long story short: GTX 1070 to GTX 1080 performance for $350. So, you get last year’s $500 performance and save $150. That is pretty good! In fact, I would say that (due to its price) this card is probably going to be nVidia’s most popular RTX 20XX card. We are not all oil barons, nVidia!

Updates to the Main Chart:

With the launch of the RTX 2060 at $350, we now must retire the GTX 1070, 1070 Ti, and 1080. Those cards are still great, but the prices are no longer logical.

Some other graphics cards (and one CPU) have been moved or removed due to pricing/availability, detailed below.

Going forward:

  • The GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti,  and GTX 1070 have been removed
  • The RTX 2060 has been added to the Superb and Excellent tiers
  • The GTX 1050 Ti has stepped down to Modest (due to price)
  • The RX 580 replaces the GTX 1060 3GB (due to price)
  • The GTX 1080 Ti has been removed from Exceptional (due to price)
  • The 2x GTX 1080s have been removed from Enthusiast, and replaced by 2x RTX 2080s
  • The i5-8600K has been removed in regions where the price is the same as (or higher than) the price of the i5-9600K

From the AMD side, the Radeon VII is expected to be released in a few months. We will look into that card once the benchmarks (and prices!) are out.

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