NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB to feature 2176 CUDA cores, 184W TDP

Published: 27th Nov 2021, 19:29 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB, more than a just memory upgrade

We received new information on the upcoming RTX 2060 12GB graphics cards.

As it turns out, the soon-to-release ‘upgraded’ RTX 2060 model is said to feature more than 1920 CUDA cores. The card that is now known as RTX 2060 12GB is now expected to use 2176 CUDA cores, which is the same number as RTX 2060 SUPER. Interestingly, the new SKU is to have a higher default TDP of 184W (compared to SUPER’s 175W), which makes this new announcement even more strange. On paper, the card is expected to be just about the same as 2060 SUPER except for the memory bandwidth: the 2060 SUPER variant has a 256-bit bus while the 12GB SKU is 192-bit.

Obviously, we were quite surprised by this rumor, but we have since confirmed this information with as many as three sources. They have all received the same specifications: 2176 CUDA cores, 12GB GDDR6 14Gbps memory across a 192-bit bus, and 184W TDP. As for the boost clock, two sources claim it is a 1650 MHz boost by default with factory-overclocked variants going into 1690 Mhz space.

NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB is now set to launch on December 7th as a cheaper alternative to RTX 3060 12GB (hopefully with better availability). It is worth noting that at launch the RTX 3060 12GB was around 8% faster than RTX 2060 SUPER. The 2060 12GB, considering it has nearly identical specs, might perform just about the same. The features that will be missing on the Turing model though are PCIe Gen4 and ResizableBAR support. The card will also have lower raytracing performance.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX x60 Series
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060 12GBGeForce RTX 2060 6GBGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
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ArchitectureNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
BoardPG150PG161PG160PG190/PG142PG190
GPU12nm TU106-41012nm TU10612nm TU106-3008nm GA104-2008nm GA106-300
Boost Clock
 
1650 MHz
 
1650 MHz
 
1680 MHz
 
1665 MHz
 
1777 MHz
CUDA : RT : Tensor
 
2176 : 64 : 136
 
2176 : 64 : 136
 
1920 : 48 : 120
 
4864 : 38 : 152
 
3584 : 28 : 112
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
 
6GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
 
192-bit
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
336 GB/s
 
336 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
360 GB/s
TGP/TBP
 
175W
 
184W
 
160W
 
200W
 
170W
MSRP
 
399 USD
TBC
 
349 -> 299 USD
 
399 USD
 
329 USD
Release DateJuly 9th, 2019December 7th, 2021January 14, 2019December 2nd, 2020Late February 2021



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