NVIDIA is said to be rushing to develop a new version of the long-released GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, in order to partially solve the serious supply shortage problem in the current gaming graphics card market. , especially with the high-performance RTX 30-series due to mining activities.
Specifically, according to a report by Videocardz, NVIDIA is planning to produce a large number of RTX 2060 GPUs to be released at the latest in January 2022. The reason is simple and understandable is to solve the shortage of graphics cards. Graphics and GPUs are expected to continue in the first half of 2022.
Of course, the new version will have to come with upgrades and improvements. NVIDIA intends to double the memory capacity of this new RTX 2060 variant compared to the already released version, to 12GB.
For those interested in the graphics card market, this is not a new tactic at all. Before that, NVIDIA was also resumed production twice to meet the “hot” demand for gaming GPUs of the gaming community and public internet service business units in the Asia-Pacific markets. Binh Duong. Production was then halted to focus on the new and more powerful Ampere series of GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.
However, at the present time, in the context of the graphics card shortage is forecasted with no signs of recovery, the restart of GeForce RTX 2060 production lines, accompanied by hardware upgrades. , is a perfectly reasonable decision. In fact, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is currently still rated as the 2nd best gaming graphics card model on Steam’s database, just behind the previously released GeForce GTX 1060 brother.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 has been upgraded with SUPER version. But in this re-production, this will remain the regular vanilla variant. This card model is expected to still have the TU106-300 GPU, with double the VRAM and come with an LHR to control cryptocurrency mining.
NVIDIA’s solution to meeting the needs of gamers on an old “remanufactured” product is a drastic upgrade in memory, and this seems reasonable. NVIDIA is said to be planning to equip 12GB of GDDR6 memory on this new RTX 2060 variant. In the current gaming market, it should act as a decent 1080p gaming option.
2176 CUDA cores, with TDP 184W
This model RTX 2060 “upgraded version” is said to own up to 2176 CUDA cores, which was similar to the RTX 2060 SUPER. Interestingly, the new SKU model has a higher default TDP, at 184W compared to 175W of the previous SUPER variant. This is quite a surprise because in theory, the RTX 2060 12GB is expected to have the same specifications as the 2060 SUPER except for the only difference in memory bandwidth: The 2060 SUPER variant has a bus. 256 bits while the 12GB SKU is 192 bits.
As for boost clocks, the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB is expected to hit 1650MHz by default, with the overclocked variants going to ship at 1690Mhz.
NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB is likely to be launched on December 7, as a cheaper alternative to the 12GB RTX 3060. But also does not rule out the possibility that the plan may be “delayed” until January 2022 at the latest. It’s worth noting that at launch the RTX 3060 12GB will be around 8% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, although the two are considered to have almost identical specs, and should be able to work with performance. the same. However, there will be a few shortcomings to mention on the Turing model, which is the ability to support PCIe Gen4 and ResizableBAR, as well as lower raytracing performance.
Here is a comparison chart of the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX x60 Series GPU model (source: VideoCardz):
In general, the “re-launch” of the GeForce RTX 2060 means that NVIDIA does not expect the graphics card market to be better in 2022. Therefore, users should also consider carefully if they plan to upgrade the rig. in the near future, especially in terms of graphics cards.