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

Published: 11th Sep 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
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ArchitectureNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
BoardPG150PG161PG160PG190/PG142PG190
GPU12nm TU106-41012nm TU106-300-KX12nm TU106-3008nm GA104-2008nm GA106-300
Base Clock
 
1470 MHz
TBC
 
1365 MHz
 
1410 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1650 MHz
TBC
 
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
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
 
6GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
TBC
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
 
192-bit
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
TBC
 
336 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
360 GB/s
TGP/TBP
 
175W
TBC
 
160W
 
200W
 
170W
MSRP
 
399 USD
TBC
 
349 -> 299 USD
 
399 USD
 
329 USD
Release DateJuly 9th, 2019Dec ’21/Jan ’22January 14, 2019December 2nd, 2020Late February 2021



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