NVIDIA officially confirms GeForce RTX 2060 12GB through… a new graphics driver

Published: 1st Dec 2021, 15:14 GMT   Comments

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.comGeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060 12GBGeForce RTX 2060 6GBGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
Picture
ArchitectureNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
BoardPG150PG161PG160PG190/PG142PG190
GPU12nm TU106-41012nm TU10612nm 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
 
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

Source: NVIDIA (PDF)




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