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NVIDIA and ASUS to give the GeForce RTX 2060 another go with 8 GB versions?

Is an original RTX 2060 refresh on the cards? (Image source: NVIDIA)
Is an original RTX 2060 refresh on the cards? (Image source: NVIDIA)
Have you had enough of the RTX 2060 yet? Well, ASUS does not think so, and neither may NVIDIA. Accordingly, an 8 GB version of the original RTX 2060 is seemingly in development, possibly as another alternative to the RX 5600 XT. But why?
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NVIDIA may have already released an 8 GB version of the RTX 2060 as the RTX 2060 SUPER, but it seems that an 8 GB version of the original RTX 2060 is in development too. Spotted by PCGamesN and brought to our attention by Tom's Hardware, ASUS has registered three such GPUs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Published on March 10, the listing includes the following names:

  • ROG Strix RTX 2060 8G EVO Gaming
  • ROG Strix RTX 2060 A8GB EVO Gaming
  • ROG Strix RTX 2060 08G EVO Gaming

As Tom's Hardware reports, these three cards would likely be called the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 8G, ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 8G EVO Advanced Edition and the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 8G EVO OC Edition. This is not the first reference to an 8 GB version of the RTX 2060, either. Also mentioned in the system requirements for Doom EternalPCGamesN reckons that this could well be a typo. However, it would be unusual an equivalent error to occur in an EEC registration.

While ASUS registering three names does not necessarily mean that such cards will make it to market, it seems odd for the company to have done so now. An 8 GB version of the RTX 2060 would inevitably cost more than the 6 GB RTX 2060 and less than the RTX 2060 SUPER, meaning that it would also be pricier than the RX 5600 XT. Hence, we are struggling to see the point of releasing an 8 GB RTX 2060 unless it is part of a wider price adjustment by NVIDIA.

(Image source: Eurasian Economic Commission)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-12)