ASUS today announced a handful of new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards that are worth taking a closer look at. The new cards differ in features and models will be available in the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix, ASUS Dual, and ASUS Turbo graphics cards series.
The flagship model at launch will be the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory that comes factory overclocked and topped off with Aura Sync RGB lighting. This is a 2.7-slot card with three ASUS Wing-blade fans and a beefy looking heatsink.
Next up we have the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2060 for gamers that are still looking for solid performance without the bells and whistles that add to the street price. This card still takes up 2.7-slots with a large heatsink, but has just two ASUS Wing-blade cooling fans. This model offers IP5X dust resistance has a 0dB mode where the fans don’t spin at idle or light use. This model still has a metal backplate and ASUS says that it is “the most value-oriented NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060” that they offer.
If you are looking for something a bit smaller the ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Phoenix might be the card for you. This card was designed for compact system builds or those that are running a Mini-ITX system.
ASUS will also be offering the Turbo GeForce RTX 2060, which has an 80mm blower style fan design that is optimal for systems with multiple GPUs or airflow-restrictions as it exhausts the heat out of the chassis. The 80mm dual-ball bearing fan is IP5X and ASUS has refined the fan shroud design to allow as much air as possible can get into the cooler despite the card being pressed against case side panel or another graphics card.
Pricing, availability and clock speeds were not made available in the announcement and are not on the ASUS website.