RTX 2060 availability check: The green flag drops

In case you've not been paying attention (or simply lost track of the days), today marks the release date for the GeForce RTX 2060. That means you can actually go order one, right now. Nvidia has the Founders Edition cards in stock for the regular $350 price, of course, but this time around they're not the only game in town. Many of the cards from our announcement roundup are already available.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING

Over at the fresh ovum, there are thirteen RTX 2060 cards in stock, although judging by the "Best Seller" labels on many of those cards, they might be going fast. Prices for the cards start at $350 for a Gigabyte single-fan mini card, while a few other cards—including a shorty EVGA RTX 2060 XC Black Gaming card as well as a dual-fan MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC—are on sale for the same price, just for the first week.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060

Naturally, there are some pricier options, too. Asus has five cards out, two of which are beefy ROG Strix boards with that line's signature triple-fan cooler. Those are the most expensive models on display right now; the ROG Strix OC-edition card goes for $420, and that's apparently a launch-week sale price. Gigabyte also has a triple-fan version available as part of its gaming series for $380.

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G

The majority of the graphics cards on offer today are dual-fan models. That includes two each from Zotac, from Gigabyte, and from Asus, as well as the aforementioned MSI board. Asus is the only company offering a blower-equipped model so far, as part of its Turbo series. There are also a couple of systems on sale that come with GeForce RTX 2060 cards, although those are both pre-order listings. 

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6G

If for whatever reason you prefer not to shop at Newegg, you can head on over to Amazon, where most of these cards are available for about the same price. B&H Photo Video has a few pre-order listings that we'd expect to fill in as the day goes on. The cards appear to be in stock at my "local" Micro Center, too. For our friends across the pond, it looks like Scan, Mindfactory, and Materiel all appear to have numerous listings at about the prices we'd expect.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Black Gaming

All of the RTX 2060 graphics cards available today appear to be 6GB models, with nary a whisper to date of the rumored 3GB or 5GB editions. Don't forget that you get a free copy of EA Dice's Battlefield V or Bioware's upcoming Anthem with any RTX 2060 purchase. Let us know if you're picking one up today in the comments below. If you are, don't forget to grab the latest driver.

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    • anotherengineer
    • 11 months ago

    I remember when the mid-range used to be about $250 cnd, now it’s $500

    [url<]https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487424&Description=2060&cm_re=2060-_-14-487-424-_-Product[/url<] So after shipping and taxes = $582

    • WaltC
    • 11 months ago

    No interest in expensive faux ray-tracers, but thanks anyway…;) These products are definitely designed for the n00bs among us–you know, the people who know so much about tech that they think that marketing copy is objective, third-party reviews, and so on. Yawn–have to pass here…;)

    • HERETIC
    • 11 months ago

    $600 to $800 in oz.
    They tend to do that here-Price new cards on performance, this priced just above 1070Ti.
    It’ll give retailers time to get rid of 1070/1070Ti, and make a quick buck………….

      • Blytz
      • 11 months ago

      not to mention the comical 2080ti prices 🙂

      • egon
      • 11 months ago

      Works out around 12% more after adjusting for exchange rate and GST (based on comparable 2060 starting prices – US$350 vs [url=http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?words=rtx%202060<]AU$600[/url<]).

    • CScottG
    • 11 months ago

    What do you figure ..another month before the GTX 1160 is released? (..where this card starts looking like a really poor value for anyone but certain compute users.)

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCTieiaSMYA[/url<] (..also watch that bit about memory differences near the end - 7:50 in.)

    • chµck
    • 11 months ago

    these things are priced like bitcoin is still over $10k

    • hkuspc40
    • 11 months ago

    Is it just me or is this basically a rebranded 1070ti with a better price? Cuz that’s what it looks like from the performance numbers I’ve seen so far…

      • Spunjji
      • 11 months ago

      It’s just you. To the rest of us, this is a different card using different silicon based on a different architecture.

    • llisandro
    • 11 months ago

    Parked here waiting for someone to complain about [i<]nary[/i<]...

      • Wirko
      • 11 months ago

      You lost the buzzword bingo today!

      • freebird
      • 11 months ago

      I can nary hear your canary…

      and NOT to be confused with one of the worst movies ever…canNARY Row.

    • gecko575
    • 11 months ago

    Is this still considered a mid-range card? Prices are astronomical.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 11 months ago

    So what you’re saying is that availability of the RTX 2060 is…not [i<]nigh[/i<], but here right now?

    • hiki
    • 11 months ago

    If you are going to make a 260 roundup, please review how easy they are to open for cleaning and maintenance.

    I saw a review for the founders edition, in which the card is glued instead of having screws, and it is a hell for maintenance.

      • Voldenuit
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, the 2060 FE card design is just baffling. It’s needlessly complicated for the AIB manufacturer and the user.

      As someone who liquid metal repastes my GPUs, I will be paying closer attention to video card teardowns before purchase in the future.

        • psuedonymous
        • 11 months ago

        If you paid close attention, you’d know that removing the cooler entirely from the card (e.g. to add your peanut butter of choice) is trivial unless Screws Are Scary. You only need to venture into entry-level-smartphone-repair territory (remove a single glued sheet of plastic) if you want to disassemble the cooler itself.

          • Voldenuit
          • 11 months ago

          The PEG extension cable (which is the bit that is glued on) is not long enough to lay the PCB flat for cleaning and repasting the die. To even open it to 90-degrees, you need a right angle screwdriver (straight ones don’t fit) to unscrew a plastic shroud that further limits the free play of the PCB.

          Steve Burke has probably taken apart more video cards than I’ve even seen, and he was struggling mightily with the 2060 FE.
          [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuy8-laK2AU[/url<] The cooler is needlessly complicated to assemble even for the factory, which would just cut into margins. EDIT: I done screwed up that youtube link.

        • Krogoth
        • 11 months ago

        It is clearly going for form over function with a touch of planned obsolescence.

    • DPete27
    • 11 months ago

    Black and silver from every manufacturer, eh?

      • Shobai
      • 11 months ago

      Nfordia.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 11 months ago

        You can have any variant of grey-scale you like.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 11 months ago

      At least they’ve all gotten over black & red.

    • Krogoth
    • 11 months ago

    Unless you need to get a new GPU now and need to game at 1440P. You should wait until Navi to come around.

      • Questar
      • 11 months ago

      Considering how people fared waiting for Polaris and Vega this may not be a good idea.

        • Krogoth
        • 11 months ago

        There isn’t any killer application that makes last generation GPUs inadequate at 1080p gaming a.k.a majority of the market.

        The people who are already on 1440P bandwagon are on something as potent as RTX 2060/2070/2080.

        2060 isn’t really that attractive of a buy at its current MSRP, hopefully Navi will put much needed pressure on the mid-range and value segments of the market.

          • Spunjji
          • 11 months ago

          Agreed here. Worst case scenario, Navi sucks and nothing changes – people buy their 2060 a bit later when there’s actual software that uses it.

          • ptsant
          • 11 months ago

          Actually I think the two most attractive cards out there now are the RX590 and the 2060. The first is cheap and crushes 1080p, the second is good for 1440p and not more expensive than the 1070 [Ti], which it supersedes. The only “better” option would be a 1080 at some sort of super sale, which I don’t see happening a lot. And you’ll be losing the DLSS/RTX features and, potentially, risking nVidias planned obsolescence in 1-2 years.

          I agree that if you are already running 1440p comfortably then nothing tempts you to upgrade, although the range between 1440p at 60fps and rock-stable 144fps covers half the GPU market from the RX590 to the 2080. I’m in that situation: I game at 1440p but generally aim for 70-80fps at high (freesync range is 45-90). So something that could allow me to hit 80-90 at ultra would be a decent upgrade (2060?).

      • tipoo
      • 11 months ago

      Thoroughly expecting to be whelmed by Navi. Things probably won’t get interesting until the conspicuously named “next gen” on the red team, assuming the name indicates a move past GCN.

    • Topinio
    • 11 months ago

    When I checked around 0830 this morning it was £350-£470 here for the cards that were in stock at the various online retailers, all were 6 GB GDDR6 models. Some £340 ones were listed for pre-order, and the NVIDIA website was listing at £330 but unavailable.

    Saw my first < £330 RX Vega 56 too.

    • chuckula
    • 11 months ago

    I’d hold off on buying until after TR reviews it (or later) myself.

      • Prestige Worldwide
      • 11 months ago

      Or maybe after a $50-100 price drop to put it back in line with every other x60 card of the last 8 years

        • Cuddles
        • 11 months ago

        The trouble with that is that inflation is a thing. In the UK at least, £300 8 years ago is equivalent to £365 today, and inflation has been fairly similar in most of the West at least. If anything, this card is actually slightly cheaper than the equivalent from a decade or so ago. It might be a bit jarring to see the price stay the same for a few years and then suddenly jump up rather than getting constant small increases, but it’s simply not reasonable to expect it to stay the same forever.

          • Voldenuit
          • 11 months ago

          True. The Geforce 260 came out in 2008, and was priced at $250-300. With inflation, that’s equivalent to $305-365 in 2018 dollars.

          Having said that, if AMD had more competitive offerings, the 2060 would have launched closer to $300 than $350 today. Instead, with Vega56 at $370 and slower, hotter, and with fewer features, there’s not much pressure for nvidia to drop prices. The Radeon 590 is ~$270, but is a whole tier slower in terms of speed.

            • renz496
            • 11 months ago

            even if AMD have the competitive offering i don’t think we will get much cheaper price. when AMD launch RX590 for $275 that is directly tell nvidia “please don’t cut your price or move the performance down the price too much”.

        • Rakhmaninov3
        • 11 months ago

        I remember when you could get an x80 card with case badges and still get change back from the nickel

      • K-L-Waster
      • 11 months ago

      [quote<]I'd hold off on buying until after TR reviews it (or later) myself.[/quote<] Yep -- same as with all products from anybody. Giving up a few weeks of ownership is a small price to pay for verifying that whatever it is is actually worth paying for.

      • BurntMyBacon
      • 11 months ago

      What?!? I thought you were supposed to be a raging nVidia fanboi. You should be preordering 2 just in case the first one is damaged in transit. /jk

        • chuckula
        • 11 months ago

        No, No, No, I’m the [b<]INTEL[/b<] fanboy. Ever since they poached Raj and said their getting into dGPUs, I need to be anti-Nvidia AND anti-AMD. Lemme tell you, shillin' ain't easy.

    • Growler
    • 11 months ago

    [quote<]fresh ovum[/quote<] This is a tech site, not a Latin class. Please refrain from using high minded language to spice up your language. Thank you.

      • chuckula
      • 11 months ago

      And iq100 wept.

      • Krogoth
      • 11 months ago

      Latin is hardly a high-minded language. It is the grandfather tongue for Romanic languages.

      • stdRaichu
      • 11 months ago

      Use of the word “language” twice in a sentence when you could have said [i<]locution[/i<] or [i<]verbiage[/i<]: -49.3 loquaciousness points and revocation of your Platinum Pleonasm Pass.

        • Growler
        • 11 months ago

        I’m…not a smart man.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 11 months ago

          [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlF79D0iHaI<]...but I know what love is[/url<].

        • Mr Bill
        • 11 months ago

        A little ovum the top dude.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 11 months ago

      It’s not the Latin that’s an issue, it’s the poor Latin. I believe that Zak should have said “nova ovo” instead. Still, points for the effort…audaces fortuna iuvat.

        • RAGEPRO
        • 11 months ago

        Haha. Fortunately for me “ovum” [url=https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ovum<]is an English word.[/url<] No Latin here! C'mon y'all, I'm from Texas. We don't use none'a that high-falutin' talk 'round these parts, doggone-it. [i<]Yes, people really talk like that around here.[/i<]

          • derFunkenstein
          • 11 months ago

          You mock the local Texas-speak now, but when Austin is full of Silicon Valley ex-pats and nobody has that southern drawl any longer, you’ll miss these days.

            • RAGEPRO
            • 11 months ago

            Austin is already full of … people I don’t like. And they can stay there. Texas is a big place, we got room for ’em. Austin could grow to 10x its current size and it’d still be a five-hour drive.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 11 months ago

            For some reason I thought that’s where you were. My bad.

            • DancinJack
            • 11 months ago

            Nah, he’s an east Texas nooblord.

            • RAGEPRO
            • 11 months ago

            [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-fIOrUTIOQ<]Nooblord. Nooblord. Nooblord. Nooblord.[/url<]

            • CScottG
            • 11 months ago

            Ah east Texas: where what’s dank, is your stank.

            • G8torbyte
            • 11 months ago

            This is a pretty good description of the TX regions:
            [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JREkqCvLzSo[/url<] I lived some years in the San Antonio and Houston areas.

          • Neutronbeam
          • 11 months ago

          Well, yeah, but it has a Latin base…

          • G8torbyte
          • 11 months ago

          A few other terms I learned growing up in the South:
          “vitamin” what you do when friends/family come over to visit
          “jeet?” Did you eat? Common courtesy to offer food and beverage
          “rurnt” It is ruined beyond repair

        • Forge
        • 11 months ago

        Novum ovum. Est tantum unum.

        Si stultus sit necesse est, facite quod domi.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 11 months ago

      If you don’t like this kind of writing then go els… oh.

      • meerkt
      • 11 months ago

      Incidentally, I don’t get these odd and unsightly names. NewEgg, GoDaddy, DuckDuckGo…

        • K-L-Waster
        • 11 months ago

        For that matter I’m not clear why I have to go all the way to a South American rain forest to order PC parts…

          • meerkt
          • 11 months ago

          Bookstore originally, selling rainforest wood pulp. 🙂

          “Amazon” is odd, “Google” is silly, but at least singular words are useful for their simplicity. “YouTube” sounds inarticulate, but at least the supposed meaning is related.

            • Voldenuit
            • 11 months ago

            I always thought it was about piranhas that wanted to become sharks (and did).

      • drfish
      • 11 months ago

      Bravo.

      • MarkHughes
      • 11 months ago

      It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

      • Captain Ned
      • 11 months ago

      Lighten up, Francis. 😉

      • hiki
      • 11 months ago

      Please refrain from telling other people what to say and how to speech.

        • ludi
        • 11 months ago

        It’s an inside joke 🙂 The people in this thread are mostly TR staff or TR regulars poking fun at a different person who went past -100 last week for actually complaining this way (and then bullheadedly defending himself in his follow up responses).

      • ermo
      • 11 months ago

      “Um…my name’s Eggsy Unwin. Sorry, Gary Unwin. And I’m up shit creek, I’m in Holborn police station and my mum said to call this number if ever I needed help…”

      • kvndoom
      • 11 months ago

      Good thing I keep a translation tool nigh to my person.

      • cynan
      • 11 months ago

      Also, it somehow makes it sound a lot more like the female equivalent of a sperm bank than a computer retail store.

    • gmskking
    • 11 months ago

    For me, I am thinking, why not spend 100 dollars more and get a 2070 with 8GB.

      • tay
      • 11 months ago

      It is barely faster. The 2060 is better price/perf by quite a lot.

      • ptsant
      • 11 months ago

      Surprisingly, when I looked at the reviews the added speed is at best 10-15 %. There is, of course, the benefit of having 8GB for future-proofing. But OC 2060 is often very, very close to base 2070.

      The 2080 is where a significant step-up occurs, but is probably overkill for 1440p (unless you’re really determined to never go below 120-140 fps) and a bit limited for 4k.

      In my opinion the 2070 does not make much sense at its current price point. Unless you have a specific super offer for the 2070, I would rather step up to 2080 or down to 2060.

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