NVIDIA to reintroduce GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 SUPER to the market

Published: 20th Jan 2021, 08:42 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA to reintroduce GeForce RTX 2060 series

A month ahead of the official GeForce RTX 3060 launch to the market, NVIDIA has plans to reintroduce its Turing cards first.

Interesting information has been shared by Overclocking.com today. According to multiple sources of theirs, NVIDIA has plans to reintroduce GeForce RTX 2060 series to the market, just as we expected its successor. The site claims that NVIDIA has already distributed new GPU stock to board partners and system integrators. The numbers of the shipments are not disclosed, nor it is explained why is it happening right now.

Next month NVIDIA is launching its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card which is based on GA106 GPU featuring NVIDIA Ampere architecture. The RTX 2060 series is based on TU106 GPU, which was first introduced in January 2019. The RTX 2060 series has been very successful for NVIDIA in both mobile and desktop markets.

A year ago, the RTX 2060 non-SUPER received a 50 USD price cut to 299 USD. It wasn’t until December last year when first reports of the RTX 2060 series discontinuation have begun to appear. The graphics cards have indeed disappeared from the market and right now the very few cards that remained are available at a much higher price.

A quick check on RTX 2060 series on Newegg. All the cards sold by Newegg directly are not in stock, but the platform allows 3rd party sellers to put their listing there as well. Only three cards sold by Irish retailer are available for under 500 USD. Other cards are easily above that. On European price aggregator Geizals, only two cards are listed in stock, both priced above 499 EUR:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Series, Source: Newegg, Geizhals

NVIDIA introduced GeForce RTX 3060 as a successor to RTX 2060 with noticeably higher performance. The reintroduction of the predecessor seems like a very unusual decision by the company, however probably necessary to due the limited stock of Ampere GPUs.

According to Overclocking.com, the reintroduced RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 SUPER will be priced at 300 EUR and 400 EUR respectively. The latter being well above the RTX 3060 which will retail at 339 EUR in France. Hopefully, this isn’t an indicator of limited GA106 GPU stock at launch.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs 2060 vs 1060, Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA GeForce RTX x60 Series
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 2060 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060GeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
ArchitectureNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA TuringNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
GPU12nm TU106-41012nm 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
 
4864 : 38 : 152
 
3584 : 28 : 112
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
6GB GDDR6
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
336 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
360 GB/s
TGP/TBP
 
175W
 
160W
 
200W
 
170W
MSRP
 
399 USD
 
349 -> 299 USD
 
399 USD
 
329 USD
Release DateJuly 9th, 2019January 14, 2019December 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

Source: Overclocking




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