NVIDIA Brings RTX GPUs to Laptops, Launches $350 RTX 2060

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 3 Comments

NVIDIA is launching a whole bunch of things at CES 2019 today. After launching its new line of RTX GPUs back in August of last year, the company is starting 2019 by expanding the RTX line of GPUs.

NVIDIA’s RTX line up GPUs are now available on laptops, like the new Alienware m15 and the Acer Triton 900/500. The company is bringing its Turing-based GPUs, the RTX 2080, RTX 2070, and the RTX 2060, to laptops. The arrival of its new RTX GPUs on laptops will bring its game-changing real-time Ray Tracing tech to supported games, allowing for a significantly more realistic gaming experience on titles like Battlefield V.

NVIDIA is also enabling its Max-Q design for the new RTX GPUs, allowing laptop manufacturers to integrate the new RTX GPUs into laptops that are quite thin. The company says the new RTX GPUs with Max-Q design will allow for laptops that are thinner than 20mm while offering a high-level performance for gamers. These new GPUs can apparently offer 2x the performance of a PlayStation 4 Pro on laptops, with games like Battlefield V running at 60FPS with ray-tracing enabled.

The company is also launching another big new product: the new RTX 2060. The new RTX 2060 is going to lower the entry-level pricing for the RTX line, bringing the price down to $349. For $349, you can enjoy features like Ray Tracing on your gaming computer. The new RTX 2060 offers 60% boost in performance than the GTX 1060, and it’s even apparently faster than the GTX 1070 Ti. The Turing-based GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM and 240 Tensor Cores. It will be available starting January 15.

Last but not least, there is the big G-Sync announcement. NVIDIA is bringing its G-Sync technology to monitors that originally didn’t support the tech through a software update. G-Sync, for those unfamiliar, is a tech that allows displays to synchronize refresh rates with the GPU, eliminating any stutter or input lag.

NVIDIA says it will now test monitors to check for G-Sync compatibility on RTX and GTX GPUs and roll out support for G-Sync through GeForce driver updates to enable G-Sync on monitors that didn’t originally support the tech. Some of the supported monitors have already been announced, with NVIDIA testing around 400 monitors. It’s not clear if a wide range of monitors would support the tech, though if your monitor does support variable refresh rates or VRR, there is a good chance of it getting G-Sync support in the future.

NVIDIA will still test each of the monitors individually to check for G-Sync compatibility. On January 15, it will deliver G-Sync on 12 of the following monitors:

And then there is the icing on the cake. If you pick up any of the new RTX laptops, you can get Battlefield V or Anthem for free. Customers of a new RTX 2080 laptop will get both the games, with RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 laptop owners having the chance to choose between the two. And if you pick up a new RTX 2060 or a desktop with RTX 2060, you will be able to choose between both the titles for a limited time.

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