NVIDIA releases 497.09 drivers with RTX 2060 12GB support
The GPU maker confirms the new GeForce SKU in the most unexpected way.
With the release of the new Game Ready driver, NVIDIA officially confirmed it is launching a new SKU, the RTX 2060 12GB. It is therefore not called RTX 2065 or 2060 Super 12GB as some have thought, but exactly how it appeared in the leaks, simply RTX 2060 12GB.
Interestingly, the fact that NVIDIA is launching such an SKU is not even mentioned in the official blog post for the new driver. Instead, the SKU shows up in the release notes, which are always published alongside the new driver.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB is to feature TU106 GPU with 2176 CUDA cores. This model will only not be equipped with more CUDA cores but also twice as much memory as the original RTX 2060 with a 6GB buffer. The specifications are therefore nearly identical to RTX 2060 SUPER, however, the bandwidth will be limited by a 192-bit memory bus.
The appearance of the card in the drivers seemingly confirms that it launches next week. The previously mentioned date is December 7th.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX x60 Series|
|VideoCardz.com||GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER||GeForce RTX 2060 12GB||GeForce RTX 2060 6GB||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||GeForce RTX 3060|
|Architecture||NVIDIA Turing||NVIDIA Turing||NVIDIA Turing||NVIDIA Ampere||NVIDIA Ampere|
|GPU||12nm TU106-410||12nm TU106||12nm TU106-200||8nm GA104-200||8nm GA106-300|
|CUDA : RT : Tensor|
2176 : 64 : 136
2176 : 64 : 136
1920 : 48 : 120
4864 : 38 : 152
3584 : 28 : 112
349 -> 299 USD
|Release Date||July 9th, 2019||December 7th, 2021||January 14, 2019||December 2nd, 2020||Late February 2021|
Source: NVIDIA (PDF)