NVIDIA rumored to launch GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB memory by January 2022

Published: Sep 11th 2021, 07:25 GMT   Comments

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NVIDIA to reintroduce GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB memory?

We have new information on planned update to GeForce RTX 20 series. 

Back in January, it was reported that NVIDIA is bringing back a large stock of RTX 2060 graphics cards. This would be a direct response to the market situation at the time which was just the beginning of price and stock issues of discrete GPUs in 2021. This was also before NVIDIA launched its RTX 3060 graphics, so it was understandable that a good mid-range solution is needed.

Fast forward to September and NVIDIA already launched its RTX 3060 non-Ti model in March offering competitive performance and a large memory buffer of 12GB. The card was later updated to the LHR variant after NVIDIA made a mistake by unlocking full cryoto hash rate performance through a developer driver.  However there is a problem with RTX 3060 graphics card and that’s availability at MSRP. The situation has not changed much since the card had released, which forces NVIDIA to seek other options.

According to our sources, NVIDIA is now planning an updated RTX 2060 GPU based on Turing architecture. A model known as PG161 would feature 12GB GDDR6 memory and the same TU106-300 GPU, except wth a KX postfix. Thus, the card would only see a change in doubled memory capacity compared to RTX 2060 6GB which launched in January 2019. NVIDIA has allegedly told board partners to anticipate this card by the end of this year, possibly in January, depending on how quickly they can be manufactured.

An introduction of RTX 2060 12GB paints a grim outlook for mid-range GPU availability in 2022. NVIDIA is clearly expecting Ampere shortages to continue, while already planning alternatives to customers who simply cannot wait.

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 TU106-300-KX12nm TU106-3008nm GA104-2008nm GA106-300
Base Clock
1470 MHz
1365 MHz
1410 MHz
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
1650 MHz
1680 MHz
1665 MHz
1777 MHz
CUDA : RT : Tensor
2176 : 64 : 136
1920 : 48 : 120
1920 : 48 : 120
4864 : 38 : 152
3584 : 28 : 112
Memory Clock
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
448 GB/s
336 GB/s
448 GB/s
360 GB/s
399 USD
349 -> 299 USD
399 USD
329 USD
Release DateJuly 9th, 2019Dec ’21/Jan ’22January 14, 2019December 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

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