Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card At CES, Prices Start At $350

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Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card At CES, Prices Start At $350

Nvidia revealed a new video card, the GeForce RTX 2060, during its live press conference to kick off CES 2019. It joins the RTX 20-series family next week on January 15 and pricing for RTX 2060 cards will start at $350--prices will varying depending on model and manufacturer.

Many claims were made at CES about the performance of the RTX 2060, and it is said on par with or better than the GTX 1070 Ti (see our review of the 1070 Ti to get an idea of its performance). According to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, the GeForce RTX 2060 can handle Battlefield V at 1440p resolution with an average of 60 FPS. Several benchmarks and metrics were shown; compared to the GTX 1060, last generation's mid-range card, the RTX 2060 can perform between 1.4 to about 1.9 times better at 1440p with high settings (depending on the game).

Nvidia's RTX line of video cards boasts the ability to efficiently perform real-time ray tracing, which translates to reflections, lighting, shadows that more accurately resemble the real world. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature RT Cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate. RTX cards can also use an AI-based antialiasing method called DLSS, which offers a cleaner image with minimal performance loss.

Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card, Price Starts At $350

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Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card, Price Starts At $350

Nvidia revealed a new video card, the GeForce RTX 2060, during its live press conference to kick off CES 2019. It joins the RTX 20-series family next week, according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, and pricing for RTX 2060 cards will start at $350--pricing will varying depending on model and manufacturer.

Many claims were made about the performance of the RTX 2060, and it is said on par with or better than the GTX 1070 Ti (see our review of the 1070 Ti to get an idea of its performance). Huang also presented graphs and metrics that showed that the GeForce RTX 2060 can handle Battlefield V at 1440p resolution with an average of 60 FPS. Compared to the GTX 1060, last generation's mid-range card, the RTX 2060 can perform between 1.4 to about 1.9 times better at 1440p with high settings (depending on the game).

Nvidia's RTX line of video cards boast the ability to perform real-time ray tracing, which translates to reflections, lighting, shadows that more more accurately resemble the real world. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature multiple cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate. RTX cards can also use an AI-based antialiasing method called DLSS, which offers a cleaner image with minimal performance loss.

Nvidia Bundles A Free Game (Or Two) With New RTX GPUs At CES 2019

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To kick off CES 2019, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Las Vegas to remind everyone about the company’s new line of AI- and ray-tracing capable graphics cards, which now includes the GTX 2060--a new $350 mid-range GPU just announced during the press conference.

To help entice interested customers even further, Huang announced that anyone who buys a GTX 2060 for a limited time (in “most regions around the world”) can receive a free PC copy of either Anthem or Battlefield V. This deal kicks off when the new card goes on sale on January 15. For more details about the new card, which is said to be on par with the GTX 1070 Ti, check out CNET's report on the GTX 2060.

Huang also announced that any customer who purchases a GTX 2080 will receive both games for free, although it’s worth noting that Nvidia's prices the GTX 2080 at $800.

Nvidia Bundles A Free Game (Or Two) With RTX GPUs At CES 2019

about X hours ago from

To kick off CES 2019, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Las Vegas to remind everyone about the company’s new line of AI- and ray-tracing capable graphics cards, which now includes the GTX 2060--a new $350 mid-range GPU just announced during the press conference.

To help entice interested customers even further, Huang announced that anyone who buys a GTX 2060 for a limited time (in “most regions around the world”) can receive a free PC copy of either Anthem or Battlefield V. This deal kicks off when the new card goes on sale on January 15. For more details about the GTX 2060, which is said to be on par with the GTX 1070 Ti, check out GameSpot's coverage of the GTX 2060 announcement here.

Huang also announced that any customer who purchases a GTX 2080 will receive both games for free, although it’s worth noting that Nvidia's prices the GTX 2080 at $800.

New Trailer For BioWare's Anthem Premieres At CES, See It Here

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A brand-new trailer for BioWare's upcoming action game Anthem premiered tonight during Nvidia's press conference at CES 2019. The new video shows off some new enemies and gorgeous locations from the game, while it also spotlights some of the new Javelin exosuits.

Additionally, Nvidia confirmed that the AI-based antialiasing DLSS technology will be available for Anthem. Check out the lovely-looking trailer below. Note that it was likely captured on a high-end PC, so that's why it looks so impressive.

This trailer premiered during the Nvidia CES keynote where the company also announced a new GeForce RTX 2060 video card. It promises to deliver "next generation" gaming.

Fortnite Tournament Coming To Australian Open This Month

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Fortnite is serving up a new tournament at the Australian Open later this month in Melbourne. The high-profile tennis tournament announced today that it will hold a $500,000 tournament during the Australian Open finals weekend January 26-27.

It's being called the Fortnite Summer Smash, and it'll feature a professional solos tournament, as well as a proam duos event featuring 100 "personalities" from the entertainment, gaming, and sports worlds. $400,000 is up for grab in tournament prizes, while $100,000 is being provided for charitable donations.

Australian Open director Craig Tiley said in a statement that Fortnite is a "global phenomenon," so he's excited to have the game at the tournament to help the event "reach more people." Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein added, "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the fun of a competitive Fortnite event to fans and players in Australia."

Halo Boss Comments On How Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Is Shaping Up

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The announcement trailer for Halo Infinite shown at E3 2018 was for the game's new engine, not the game itself. No footage of the game has been released as of yet. That's still the case, but now Halo franchise manager Frank O'Conner has provided an update of sorts on how the game is coming along.

In a lengthy Twitter thread, O'Conner spoke at a very high level about some of the design considerations at play. Crucially, O'Conner explained that one of the challenges--and opportunities--of a game like Halo is that the way in which people play is "subjective and broad." O'Conner remarked that he doesn't use Ground Pound in Halo 5 because he's not skilled enough, though for other players it might be one of their strongest moves.

The numerous and varied ways in which people play Halo all need to be accounted for across the Halo experience. All of these things "must be accounted for in everything from initial design proposals to final schemes and matchmaking performance. Everything is connected and top tier players are stacked on a pyramid of different styles and preferences," he said. "Options help but the core game loop must also be good.

Aquaman Approaching $1 Billion After Another Weekend At No. 1

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The new superhero movie Aquaman enjoyed yet another weekend at the top of the box office charts. According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie made a further $30.7 million in the US and Canada for the January 4-6 weekend; it's now been the No. 1 movie for three straights weeks since its debut.

Aquaman was competing against just one other new release this weekend, Sony's Escape Room, which took in $18 million for a second-place finish. Marry Poppins Returns ($15.8 million), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($13 million), and Bumblebee ($12.8 million) rounded out the Top 5 five at the domestic box office this weekend.

Aquaman has now made $259.7 million at the US/Canada box office and $681 million from international markets for a total global haul of $940.7 million. $1 billion might be possible.

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Promo Teaser Trailer Revealed

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As part of the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday night, HBO premiered a sizzle reel that shows the briefest of segments from some of its upcoming shows, including Game of Thrones and Watchmen.

In the Game of Thrones Season 8 segment, we see Sansa Stark telling Daenerys, "Winterfell is yours, your grace." And ... that's it. We're still awaiting a proper trailer, but this will have to do for now. It's not an earth-shattering reveal, but it still shows off a meeting that's been awaited for years.

The HBO sizzle reel also provides a first look at the network's other shows coming in 2019, including True Detective Season 3 starring Mahershala Ali and Big Little Lies Season 2 featuring Meryl Streep. Additionally, there is brief footage of the brand-new Watchmen and Euphoria shows coming this year. You can watch the full video above.

Brief Game Of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Revealed

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As part of the Golden Globes ceremony tonight, HBO premiered a sizzle reel that shows the briefest of segments from some of its upcoming shows, including Game of Thrones.

In the Game of Thrones Season 8 segment, we see Sansa Stark telling Daenerys, "Winterfell is yours, your grace." And ... that's it. We're still awaiting a proper trailer, but this will have to do for now.

The HBO sizzle reel also provides a first look at the network's other shows coming in 2019, including True Detective Season 3 starring Mahershala Ali and Big Little Lies Season 2 featuring Meryl Streep. Additionally, there is brief footage of the brand-new Watchmen and Euphoria shows coming this year. You can watch the full video below.