NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 2060 12GB, a perfect card for crypto miners

Published: 7th Dec 2021, 14:52 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB and TU106-300 GPU, overpriced gaming GPU for miners

Multiple NVIDIA board partners unveiled its GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphic cards.

The seemingly highly anticipated cure for the mid-range GPU market has been turned into a complete disaster. Despite the official launch today, it is very hard to find the new card in stock and even if there are any offers, the pricing starts at 600 EUR, but it can easily go up to 700 EUR.

NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB pricing, Source: @momomo_us, @davideneco25320

The card is equipped with a TU106-300 graphics processor featuring 2176 CUDA cores. It makes use of 16Gb (2GB) GDDR6 modules clocked at 14Gbps. This Turing card is exactly what we expected it to be, an RTX 2060 SUPER variant with lower memory bandwidth.

Interestingly, NVIDIA did not encourage board partners to seed the review samples to the press. Yet, Hongkongese PCMarket managed to obtain ZOTAC RTX 2060 12GB Twin Edge, clearly labeled as a sample. Their review brings some interesting results, but gaming aside, this card is actually better in crypto mining than RTX 3060, which pretty much kills this card the moment it launches.

ZOTAC RTX 2060 12GB in cryptomining, Source: PCMARKET

With all that in mind, the RTX 2060 12GB launch is definitely one of the most depressing GPU launches in recent months. NVIDIA did not even make a single blog post about this new card, nor they have publicly confirmed the MSRP for it.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX x60 Series
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060 12GBGeForce RTX 2060 6GBGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
ArchitectureNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
GPU12nm TU106-41012nm TU106-30012nm TU106-2008nm 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 Clock
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
448 GB/s
336 GB/s
336 GB/s
448 GB/s
360 GB/s
399 USD
349 -> 299 USD
399 USD
329 USD
Release DateJuly 9th, 2019December 7th, 2021January 14, 2019December 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

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