CES has started off with a bang this year. Nvidia hit the ground running making two big announcements that are sure to make fans of the graphics card producer very happy.
All before the end of January, Nvidia will be bringing its GeForce RTX series to dozens of laptops and has announced the new GeForce RTX 2060. Are you ready?
GeForce RTX Graphics For Your Laptop
Last year Nvidia released the very powerful and innovative GeForce RTX series of graphics cards. Including the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti, the GeForce RTX graphics cards were created and designed for high-end gaming PCs.
The focal point of the new graphics cards centers around the new ray tracing capabilities. For the uninitiated, Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing is a new graphics technique that models light in real time as it intersects with objects in a virtual scene during GPU heavy games.
As stated by Nvidia, “Ray tracing technology that brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to content creators and game developers.”
Yet during the unveiling last summer, Nvidia gave very little indication that the GeForce RTX series will be available for laptops, until recently. At CES 2019, the Nvidia team announced that the GeForce RTX series will be available in over 40 laptops in over 100 configurations, an area that the team believes to be the “fastest growing gaming platform”.
Seventeen of the new laptop models featuring the GeForce RTX series will be housed in the company’s Max-Q design. This allows the company to create some of the world’s thinnest and quietest gaming laptops. Nvidia claims that the laptops can run ray-traced games like Battlefield V at 60 fps.
GeForce RTX 2060
Also expected to make its debut in the next generation of Max-Q designed laptops, Nvidia unveiled the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics processing units. These new GPUs can be used for both laptops or desktop computers.
The new addition to the GeForce RTX series will be a more power-efficient version of the other chips optimized for mobile with Nvidia’s Max-Q technology. The RTX 2060 will be available sometime next week for $349, with either Battlefield V, or Anthem, thrown in as part a larger gaming bundle.
Expect GeForce RTX laptop series to be available globally January 29th.