The video card that formed the annex to cut prices on the part NVIDIA May offer to consumers Core Larger and more elaborate that is partially defective - but with the potential for improved performance in some descriptors
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 only $ 300, which will provide tough competition in the new price and model category.
Then came the official launch of North America - with an even crazier temporary price of only $ 280 (which included a $ 20 post-purchase credit) which gave a good reason for the rest of the world to be jealous. Next we got the announcement thatNVIDIA Formally reduces the basic recommended price for all modelsRTX 2060 to the $ 300 level - but it turns out it's not something that prevents the KO from sticking out in the field either.
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 theRTX Its 2060 KO.
From a material point of view these cores look identical but practical tests indicate that the lucky ones who receive an RTX 2060 KO card with a TU104 core inside them have the potential to enjoy enhanced capabilities - at least in the popular Blender graphical processing application, which has been significantly improved in direct comparison. 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, it will enable additional new hardware units in some cases and boost performance. It is worth noting that this is only speculation at this point, but there have already been similar cases that we have seen before - so it will not hurt to keep track and curious.