The video card that formed the annex to cut prices on the part NVIDIA May offer to consumers Core Larger and more sophisticated that is partially damaged - but has the potential for improved performance in some contours
The life story of a fresh GeForce RTX 2060 KO model from a company EVGA It is quite unique compared to many other models of graphic cards. Everything began at the CES show earlier this month where it was presented as a unique and exclusive creation of the American company which allows it to reduce the recommended price from $ 350 as for all other versions.GeForce RTX 2060 - For a price of only $ 300, which will provide tough competition in the new price and models category.
Then came the official North American launch - with an even crazier temporary price of just $ 280 (which included a $ 20 postage credit after the purchase) that gave the rest of the world a good reason to be jealous. Next we received the announcement thatNVIDIA Formally reduces the basic recommended price for all modelsRTX 2060 to the level of $ 300 - but it turns out that this is also not something that prevents the KO from standing out in the field.
A number of sites across the network that received the KO and its KO Ultra brother (which is in every sense except for slightly rushed operation frequencies) were surprised to discover a core called TU104-150, instead of the TU106-200 core like the other familiar GeForce RTX 2060 versions . In other words, EVGA managed to get fromNVIDIA A hybrid supply of both truncated TU106 cores and larger TU104 cores, which failed in their testing process and did not become the basis for models RTX 2070 andRTX 2080 - To create the cards from themRTX Its 2060 KO.
From a hardware point of view, these cores look identical to each other, but practical tests show that those lucky enough to receive an RTX 2060 KO card with a TU104 core inside have the potential to enjoy enhanced capabilities - at least in the popular Blender graphics processing application, which has significantly improved performance. On the YouTube channel of the GamersNexus site.
Who knows, we may find that in the next step we will find that burning more advanced video card firmware on the RTX 2060 KO's EVGA With the TU106 core will allow additional new hardware units to be activated in some cases and boost performance. It is worth noting that at this stage it is only speculation, but there have been similar cases we have seen in the past - so it would not hurt to continue to follow and be intrigued.