For those who’re searching for an honest funds to midrange graphics card, this Asus RTX 2060 Cyber Monday deal on Amazon (opens in new tab) is about nearly as good as we’re more likely to see. Priced at $179, down from a earlier $279 and beating the previous greatest worth on an RTX 2060 of $219 by $40, this one will go quick. Notice that you’ll have to click on “different sellers” to get this worth — it isn’t all the time the highest possibility.
For those who verify our GPU benchmarks hierarchy, you will see that the RTX 2060 performs just a few p.c sooner than the RTX 3050 — and that applies to ray tracing video games in addition to rasterized video games. That is largely because of its having a 192-bit reminiscence interface and 336 GB/s of bandwidth, in comparison with a 128-bit interface and simply 224 GB/s on the 3050.
It isn’t as quick as AMD’s RX 6600 in rasterization video games, although it does rank forward of it for DXR (DirectX Raytracing) efficiency. Now that the RX 6600 $189 deal is gone, that is about nearly as good because it will get for a “funds” GPU, and it’ll simply beat playing cards just like the RX 6500 XT, GTX 1650, or Arc A380.
Turing has been out since 2018, and the RTX 2060 initially launched in early 2019. 4 years later, we would usually count on provide to be lengthy gone, however the GPU shortages of the previous two years have saved it in manufacturing. With cryptocurrency mining (on GPUs) now successfully useless in the meanwhile, this could lastly characterize the top of the road for the venerable TU106 GPUs and the Turing Structure.