To battle AMD’s approaching Radeon RX 5600 XT, Nvidia teamed up with its GPU companions to chop the costs of GeForce RTX 2060 playing cards. Nvidia’s non-super Founders Version mannequin now prices $299, down $50 from its unique launch value again in January of 2019.
AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT arrives on January 21, 2020, for $279. The corporate expects it to outperform Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti, which additionally prices $279. AMD revealed the 5600 XT earlier this month throughout CES 2020, the primary GPU from the corporate’s new Radeon RX 5600 Sequence lineup.
Based mostly on the Navi 10 XLE chip, the Radeon RX 5600 XT consists of 36 compute items (2,304 cores) with a 1,130MHz base clock, a 1,375MHz sport clock, and a 1,560MHz increase clock. It additionally options 6GB of GDDR6 graphics reminiscence utilizing a 192-bit reminiscence bus. The reminiscence clock hits 12 Gbps whereas the bandwidth reaches 228 GB/s.
Throughout its CES 2020 keynote, AMD confirmed the Radeon RX 5600 XT outperforming Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti by not less than 10 frames in three video games. For Gears 5, AMD’s card hit 87 frames per second versus Nvidia’s card at 69 FPS. In The Division 2, the Radeon card scored 88 FPS whereas Nvidia’s card solely reached 74 FPS. There was solely a 10-frame distinction in Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare. All three checks used a 1080p decision and most graphics settings.
Third-party companions promoting the Radeon RX 5600 XT subsequent week embody ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX. They vary from $299 for the EVGA Ko Gaming card as much as the $339 Asus TUF 6GB RTX 2060.
With AMD poised to threaten the GTX 1660 Ti, Nvidia’s value drop is sensible. Based mostly on the newer Turing structure, the RTX 2060 packs an even bigger graphics punch. The GTX 1660 Ti, in the meantime, relies on Nvidia’s older Pascal design.
That mentioned, if PC players desire a GPU with higher efficiency with out igniting their wallets, why not get the RTX 2060 at a low value versus AMD’s new RX 5600 XT? That could be Nvidia’s angle with this new value drop.
Nonetheless, AMD’s 1080p portfolio can’t be ignored much more so with its new RX 5600 Sequence promising “max” 1080p gaming at an inexpensive value.
Nvidia carried out the same value lower when it launched its Tremendous playing cards in 2019 to battle the primary batch of Radeon 5000 playing cards.