NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB to be more than an RTX 2060 with double the VRAM
VideoCardz has discovered more details about the RTX 2060 12 GB, a re-run of a graphics card that NVIDIA released in January 2019. Subsequently, the company refreshed the mid-range card in July 2019 with the RTX 2060 SUPER and started shipping versions with a cutdown TU104 GPU in January 2020.
NVIDIA has been rumoured for a while that it plans to return the RTX 2060 to shelves, supposedly to alleviate pressure on the newer RTX 30 series. Initially, various leaks suggested that the RTX 2060 12 GB would receive a new GPU and mainboard, but only to accommodate more VRAM.
Multiple RTX 2060 SKU registrations with the EEC supported this, as we discussed earlier this month. However, VideoCardz now claims that the RTX 2060 12 GB will have more CUDA, RT and Tensor cores than the original RTX 2060. Reputedly, the RTX 2060 12 GB will feature 2,176 CUDA cores, 64 RT cores and 136 Tensor cores, matching the RTX 2060 SUPER.
The RTX 2060 12 GB is not an RTX 2060 SUPER with 12 GB of VRAM, though. Instead, VideoCardz states that the RTX 2060 has a 192-bit memory bus, mirroring the original RTX 2060. As a result, VideoCardz expects the RTX 2060 12 GB to have a 336 GB/s memory bandwidth, well down on the RTX 2060 SUPER.
Oddly, the RTX 2060 12 GB could also have a 184 W TGP, which would be higher than the RTX 2060, RTX 2060 SUPER and the RTX 3060. Hence, it remains to be seen how the RTX 2060 12 GB will fare against the RTX 2060 SUPER and the RTX 3060. NVIDIA is tipped to unveil the RTX 2060 12 GB on December 7.