The products comprised both gaming and professional notebook ranges, with the refreshed models of MSI's gaming laptops now boasting Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards. Nvidia's RTX 2060 GPUs are expected to become available on January 15 for US$349. However, gamers can now rejoice as NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has unveiled the much affordable RTX 2060 GPU at CES 2019.
Turing GPUs are expressly designed for ray tracing - a rendering technique that creates realistic lighting effects.
We look forward to putting the next wave of RTX 2060-powered systems through their paces this year, as well as see our pals at Tom's Hardware put it through their thorough benchmark tests.
During a demo of the card, Nvidia showed the RTX 2060 running Battlefield V with full real-time ray tracing turned on at more than 60 frames per second at 1440p. In addition, he also said that, thanks to the combination of his company's RTX and DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) visual technology, the RTX 2060 could sustain average framerates betwen 60 fps and 82 fps.
In terms of key specs, the RTX 2060 packs 52 teraflops of power, performs at 5 gigarays per second and features 6GB of G6 memory. Electronic Arts and DICE plan to release a "Battlefield V" patch incorporating DLSS support in the near future.
The Verge also reported that the company claims at least 20 percent more performance from Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q when compared to GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. Nvidia didn't offer many details about the differences between desktop and mobile versions of the RTX cards, but some laptops that include them have already been announced, such as the Alienware m17 and the Asus Zephyrus S.
During the press conference, Huang took time to extol the virtues of Max-Q, which has helped usher in the rise of thin-and-light gaming laptops.
Previously, a monitor had to ship with specially licensed G-Sync technology built in.