Nvidia takes $50 off the RTX 2060, making it butt heads with the 5600 XT at $299

mongeese

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Nvidia isn’t officially making their board partners drop their prices but has sent emails to them and the press pointing out that their Founders Edition RTX 2060 will now be available for $299. The EVGA RTX 2060 KO, Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC, and Zotac RTX 2060 have since become available at that price, too, counting rebates and promotions.

That’s put the RTX 2060 very close to, if not quite touching, the Radeon RX 5600 XT. When it launches on Tuesday, we expect the new Radeon to become available from the $279 MSRP and up, with $280-$310 being the best value range. Above that and the 5700 becomes a little more interesting.

We’ve compared the rough price range the GPUs are selling at right this moment, and as you can see, all this has made for an extremely crowded GPU market.

If you are having questions about how the 5600 XT will stack up compared to the RTX 2060, don’t worry, our review next week will be aimed at answering them. Meanwhile, take a look at how AMD might be trying to squeeze more performance out of the 5600 XT at the last minute to combat the 2060.

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QuantumPhysics

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I am very happy with NVIDIA when it comes to operation, compatibility, firmware releases and updates.

while I understand that the initial run of RTX products had issues: I have had absolutely no problems with either of my 2080 Ti.

RTX 2060 is a perfect card for a sub $1500 gaming PC or laptop.

So long as you’re gaming in 1080 or 1440p, you should be able to max the game settings without ever noticing lag or slowdown. As long as the game looks good it doesn’t really matter how many FPS there are.

Chances are you wouldn’t really notice it anyway because you’re probably not using this computer for competitive gaming.

I would go with a RTX 2060 long before I’d go with a GTX model.

Buying a card direct from Nvidia has always been cheaper. The board partners always charge more for their boards. Hopefully we’ll see prices slashed at Microcenter soon.
 
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Uncle Al

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I've used NVIDIA what seems like forever, but their "new" control panel is absolutely terrible. Can't believe they took a winner and turned it into a looser. I hope they get back on track again soon or I'm going to have to look elsewhere when it's time to upgrade .....

Any recommendations out there?
 
I've used NVIDIA what seems like forever, but their "new" control panel is absolutely terrible. Can't believe they took a winner and turned it into a looser. I hope they get back on track again soon or I'm going to have to look elsewhere when it's time to upgrade .....

Any recommendations out there?
Voodoo seems compete quite well...
 
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toooooot

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I've used NVIDIA what seems like forever, but their "new" control panel is absolutely terrible. Can't believe they took a winner and turned it into a looser. I hope they get back on track again soon or I'm going to have to look elsewhere when it's time to upgrade .....

Any recommendations out there?
My only complain is that it disappears occasionally. I had it with the last 2 Nvidia cards I used.