This week, AMD launched its latest graphics card , the Radeon RX 5600 XT . Prior to the retail launch, however, there was far more going on behind the scenes. AMD initially revealed the cores specs for the RX 5600 XT at CES 2020, pitching it as a superior solution to Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti for the same $279 starting price. That’s when things got messy. To the surprise of virtually no one, Nvidia officially dropped the price on its RTX 2060 Founders Edition to $299 , and EVGA also launched an RTX 2060 KO for $299 —both obviously a response to AMD’s upcoming RX 5600 XT. It’s such an easy change to make that I’m sure AMD anticipated it might happen. The only bad part about Nvidia’s announcement is that it doesn’t define a universal new starting price of $299 for all RTX 2060 cards—there are still plenty of models priced at $349 or more. If the competition is between the RX 5600 XT and GTX 1660 Ti for $279, AMD gets an easy win. If it’s RX 5600 XT for $279 vs RTX 2060 Founders Edition for $349, AMD also gets a win. However, with the RTX 2060… Read full this story
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