Nvidia announced earlier this month its new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards, which are said to be better, faster and more powerful than the currently stable GPUs of the RTX 2000 series. The new cards and gaming PCs with the new cards will not be introduced until autumn this year. This means that if you want to update your current gaming rig, you need to be patient. However, if you're on a budget or don't want to wait, now is a good time to buy a new gaming laptop or desktop with a 2000-series GPU at a discounted price.
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Newegg has a number of. I found three that are attractive, starting with an Asus RTX 2080-based laptop that is almost half the price. There's also an MSI gaming desktop with RTX 2080 graphics, discounted by $ 350, and an MSI laptop with RTX 2060 graphics, currently priced at $ 100 off the already low price. Let's jump into the deals.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus is the company's thinnest and most compact gaming notebook. Despite its equipment dimensions, which pack a 15.6-inch display in a 14-inch case, the ROG Zephyrus does not affect performance. This model has Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and an eighth generation Intel Core i7-8750H CPU with six cores, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. The 15.6-inch display offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a fast refresh rate of 144 Hz. The keyboard offers some bling in the form of four-zone RGB backlighting.
This matt black tower has GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and the ninth generation Intel Core i7-9700F CPU with eight cores, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 650 watt power supply. The RTX 2080 GPU will last a while – definitely until the prices of the new RTX 3080 and 3090 cards drop.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is the budget card in Nvidia's RTX lineup and the cheapest route to real-time ray tracing that reproduces the behavior of light in the real world to give games a more photorealistic look. This MSI laptop has a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, powered by an Intel Core i5-9300H CPU of the ninth generation, 8 GB of RAM and the above GeForce RTX 2060 GPU is powered. A 512 GB SSD is included for storage. It's $ 100 less than the RTX 2060-based gateway laptop at Walmart. The only difference is that the MSI uses an older Core i5 processor and has half the memory but twice the storage capacity.