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EVGA's RTX 2060 KO Ultra Available at $330 MSRP for Budget Gamers

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming
(Image credit: EVGA)

As we’ve noted in our frequently updated GPU Pricing Index, graphics card prices are on a steady decline (by roughly 12.5 percent last month), much to the delight of PC gamers. However, pricing is still not where we’d like it to be, compared to MSRP. For example, the GeForce RTX 3080 has an MSRP of $699 (roughly $799 for custom cards), yet the average eBay transaction is just under $1,300.
If you don’t mind grabbing a previous-generation card, EVGA has its GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming card available at its MSRP of $329.99.

While the RTX 2060 isn’t exactly a cutting-edge GPU currently (it’s three years old as of this writing), it is at least faster than Nvidia’s entry-level, Ampere-based RTX 3050. It’s also interesting to note that the average street price for the RTX 3050 is $416, which is nearly $100 more expensive than EVGA’s pricing for the RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming.

The RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming comes factory overlocked, with a boost clock of 1755 MHz compared to 1680 MHz for standard cards. You’ll also receive 1920 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR6 memory, along with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort connections on the I/O plate. This is a dual-fan card with a metal backplate, and it forgoes RGB lighting flourishes for those that prefer a more “stealth” appearance in their gaming rig.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming

(Image credit: EVGA)

We should note that this card could go out of stock at any moment, but it has been available for sale on EVGA’s website for at least the past 24 hours (and is still going). EVGA limits availability to two cards per person, which seems fair given the current GPU climate.

The one downside relates to shipping, which can be pricey depending on where you live. Standard ground shipping to North Carolina is $17.89, which might be a bit off-putting to those used to free shipping from retailers like Newegg, Amazon and Best Buy. However, beggars can’t be choosers these days when it comes to GPU. The fact that EVGA is offering this at MSRP is a huge plus for budget gamers, and we can only hope that the vendor’s current-generation “mainstream” Ampere cards will also come back in stock soon.

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • Krotow
    In Europe with VAT it will be like 540€. And finally GPU prices are going down in real. ASUS RTX 3060 12GB at today goes for 565€.
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  • jacob249358
    yeah... its msrp 3 years ago. It should cost like $200. I guess its not too bad of a deal tho
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  • LolaGT
    Well, it isn't terrible.
    Certainly an okay 1080p GPU considering the budget(?) options one has had in the last year.
    I'd choose it over the 3050 any day.
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  • logainofhades
    Considering these were selling for $500+, a year ago, this is quite nice.
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  • Krotow
    LolaGT said:
    Well, it isn't terrible.
    Certainly an okay 1080p GPU considering the budget(?) options one has had in the last year.
    I'd choose it over the 3050 any day.

    Should be OK. Had 2060 Super (8 GB) for 2+ years. No lag with 1080p at all. Almost OK for 1440p too, though good frame rates was possible only when RT was off. Just upgraded to 3080 to see anything fast with RT too.

    Maybe 3050 is another binning marvel - to squeeze out profit also from chips which doesn't met even 3060 specs.
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  • hotaru251
    unless u NEED a gpu you are better off waiting.
    prices will fall (especially with next gen gpu's due to ppl selling old ones to upgrade)
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