NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB) finally gets a list price, but it is nearly as expensive as an RTX 3070
The launch of the RTX 2060 (12 GB) remains a mess, a week after its launch. While NVIDIA hopes that stock levels will improve between the end of December and into January, NVIDIA has yet to acknowledge the card's existence on many of its websites. Currently, NVIDIA does not mention the RTX 2060 (12 GB) on its German or UK websites, despite its December 7 'on-shelf' date.
NVIDIA has not told consumers how much the RTX 2060 (12 GB) should cost in any region, either. ASUS Germany has issued a press release that provides some degree of confirmation on the matter, at least. Unfortunately, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) has been pegged at close to €500. Specifically, the subsidiary will sell the DUAL-RTX2060-12G-EVO and DUAL-RTX2060-O12G-EVO from the end of December for €494 and €499, respectively.
In other words, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) has an MSRP just shy of the RTX 3070. For reference, NVIDIA recommends that the RTX 3070 costs €519 in Germany, €100 more than the RTX 3060 Ti. Hence, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) should cost €75 more than the RTX 3060 Ti, if either are available at MSRP.
However, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) cannot outperform the RTX 2060 SUPER. Overall, the RTX 2060 (12 GB) appears to be one of the market's worst value desktop graphics cards. Not only does it offer nothing that the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 SUPER do not already, but NVIDIA's partners expect to sell it for nearly as much as an RTX 3070.