Everything Nvidia announced at CES, including mobile RTX, the RTX 2060, and more
Usually, at CES, I talk about self-driving cars and gaming, but today I am only going to talk about gaming,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said as he kicked off his CES 2019 keynote with a focus on the technologies that will enable the next generation of gaming.
The crowd went wild. At the heart of the modern gaming, revolution is the GPU, or graphics processor, but there are still things that were missing that made games appear less realistic.
True to several rumors and leaks, Nvidia has announced its GeForce RTX 2060 GPU at CES 2019, bringing ray tracing capabilities and visual effects to a relatively low price point. Graphics cards based on the GeForce RTX 2060, including a Founders Edition release from Nvidia itself, will go on sale on January 15 priced at $349 (approximately Rs. 24,278).
The company also announced its mobile GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 2070, and GeForce RTX 2060. Laptops from multiple major manufacturers with these GPUs will be available for purchase on January 29 in the USA. The new desktop and mobile GPUs should be available in India at the same time or shortly thereafter.
As part of Nvidia’s mission to create the ideal PC for gamers, and not just an ideal gaming PC, Huang also showed off the company’s mobile RTX cards, which will bring ray-tracing to laptops. This includes RTX 2080 and RTX 2060 notebook models. Nvidia claimed that 40 new notebooks will be announced at the show with RTX chips, of which 17 will conform to Nvidia’s Max-Q designs, which promises powerful graphics performance in a thin and light package.
Because gamers don’t just game, these initiatives are part of Nvidia’s focus on helping gamers utilize their existing PC or gaming notebook to perform productivity tasks. Nvidia also announced partnerships with Autodesk, RED cameras, OBS, and HTC for VR.
The Autodesk partnership will unlock the power of RTX GPUs for 3D modeling and animation with the Arnold rendering software. Working with RED, Nvidia will help enable 6K and 8K video editing. Gamers looking to stream their games can do so in broadcast-level quality with OBS by using a single PC with RTX graphics, Nvidia said.