Several RTX 2060 cards with 12GB of VRAM listed on regulatory website ahead of rumored...

midian182

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What just happened? With the state of the graphics card market worsening, we’ve long heard rumors of refreshed RTX 2060 with 12GB of VRAM that Nvidia hopes will meet some of the demand. Based on a new regulatory filing by Gigabyte, it appears that the card could be announced this month and released early in December.

Although relaunch rumors stretch back to January, we last heard about the spec-bumped RTX 2060 in September, when Nvidia was reportedly planning to launch it as a way of filling a gap in the market until Intel releases its first Arc Alchemist GPU.

Previous rumors claimed that the updated RTX 2060 would launch on December 7, but Nvidia could announce the card earlier. Prolific leaker @momomo_us spotted a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) filing published on November 15 that references four new Gigabyte graphics card SKUs:

  • GV-N2060OC-12GD
  • GV-N2060D6-12GD
  • GV-N2060WF2OC-12GD
  • GV-N2060WF2-12GD

All the cards appear to be RTX 2060 cards with 12GB of VRAM, double the 6GB of GDDR6 that the original launched with in January 2019. They all carry either the GB Gaming or GB WindForce brand and come in standard and overclocked versions.

While the 12GB of VRAM appears a certainty, the rest of the new RTX 2060’s specs are just speculation right now. However, it does seem likely that it will use a different GPU to its predecessor, thereby boosting the number of CUDA cores.

Although TSMC's 12nm offerings aren't facing the same demand as its 7nm/5nm output, Nvidia might have reasons beyond supply issues for releasing an updated RTX 2060. The card could be the company’s new 'cheaper' option that’s set to compete with AMD’s upcoming Navi 24-based budget line, which is expected to outperform the likes of the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti.

The big question is how much the new RTX 2060 will cost. It’s predicted to carry an MSRP of around $300, which means you’ll probably end up paying over $400 for one. Assuming the rumors are accurate, we’ll know the full story when Nvidia announces the card later this month, with a launch date set for December 7—though some believe January is a more realistic release window.

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Yenega

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Next, Nvidia to resurrect the 980. Love how we are going backwards for more money.

What's wrong with filling demand.

Nvidia can use TSMC 12nm without affecting 3000 series output, since it's made at Samsung.

And by summer 2022 they will making 4000 series on TSMC 5nm too.

Spitting out GPUs all over = More marketshare. And this is why Nvidia already sits at 86%, grapping 6% in the last 6 months from AMD.

Nvidia aims for 90% by end of 2022.
Then AMD and Intel can fight over the remaining 10% 😂
 

Achaios

Posts: 389   +1,079
They said these cards won't be targeted by Miners yet Miner Websites are already listing profiles where the card is underclocked/undervolted and produces a great ETH hash rate which is why these cards are being scalped as we speak and they will never, ever be owned by a budget gamer owing to the scalping.
 

AMN3S1AC

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You are negative in all posts, do you use a potato PC and rage on everything new, both software and hardware, because you can't afford anything anyway? 😂 I know the type. That is the type of people who uses Reddit the most.
No, I see the market, and the continued paper launches of just about every gpu in the last 18 months. No, I don't run a potato....running a 5800X and 3090 in main rig, and a 3600/3060 ti in 2nd rig.

As far as reddit goes, I read it occasionally, and rarely post anything. It's quite useful for real-world opinions and reviews on stuff that most commercial websites don't notice in their few days of testing, or are paid to ignore.
 

AMN3S1AC

Posts: 163   +126
They said these cards won't be targeted by Miners yet Miner Websites are already listing profiles where the card is underclocked/undervolted and produces a great ETH hash rate which is why these cards are being scalped as we speak and they will never, ever be owned by a budget gamer owing to the scalping.
indeed, just like all the LHR cards...lots of them in stock at MSRP.
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 1,008   +1,841
They'll launch right into the hands of crypto farms. That's what they're being targeted for.

Who really wants a 2060 for the same price a 3060 goes for (or at least what a 3060 should be going for) and that is 15% slower than a 3060?

Anyone who already doesn't have a 1070 or better or 2060 card from the past 4-5 years, they'd have zero need nor want for a resurrected 2060, regardless if it has 6 or 12GB of VRAM. Folks were and still are looking to get their hands on an affordable 3070/3080 and folks would also like the option from AMD to get affordable 6800/6800XT cards, too.

Having to drop $1000+ on current the mid/mid-high range cards is stupid. Going to past iterations of GPUs isn't going to help people out either. This is just a money grab at this point because of how well mining is doing.
 

Nobina

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I'm not sure what problem will they solve with this. If they can sell it at MSRP which should be way below $300 then it's something but it will probably get jacked up just like the rest and then what?
 

nodfor

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It took them 15+ months to figure out that turing should have remained in production?
Also why on earth do they have 12 gb memory on this crap and 8 Gb on rtx 3070?
 

Lounds

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So this is a bit like when Nvidia launched the 1660/1660 Ti which was basically a 1070.

I feel this card is only getting made because they know the biggest segment of the graphics card market is the mid range. If this can be price between £250-300 it will sell, although we all know it will sell at £400 in the current market conditions.
 

Yenega

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They'll launch right into the hands of crypto farms. That's what they're being targeted for.

Who really wants a 2060 for the same price a 3060 goes for (or at least what a 3060 should be going for) and that is 15% slower than a 3060?

Anyone who already doesn't have a 1070 or better or 2060 card from the past 4-5 years, they'd have zero need nor want for a resurrected 2060, regardless if it has 6 or 12GB of VRAM. Folks were and still are looking to get their hands on an affordable 3070/3080 and folks would also like the option from AMD to get affordable 6800/6800XT cards, too.

Having to drop $1000+ on current the mid/mid-high range cards is stupid. Going to past iterations of GPUs isn't going to help people out either. This is just a money grab at this point because of how well mining is doing.

Everything sells right now. Even GTX 1660 series cards, RTX 2060 is one of the most popular GPUs on Steam HW Survey. It will easily sell unless price is outrageous.

Alot of gamers waited and waited and waited with upgrading their GPU, and now they are desperate. Especially people using Nvidia 900 series or AMD equal, or older. I know a few who had to pay 100-150% above MSRP because their old card died or simply got too slow.

2060 6GB performs on 1080 Ti level in newer games. A 1070 is not even close to those cards. 12GB would allow it to beat 1080 Ti in alot of new games; Pascal don't really get same optimization focus. Turing and Ampere is prime focus; RTX too.

2060 supports DLSS for 50-100% fps boost in tons of new and demanding games on top.

2060 also pretty much uses half the watts of 1080 Ti. Runs very cool and quiet in comparison to a 1080 Ti especially custom/OC versions which draw 300+ watts

They can use the 2060 Super chip on a 2060 non-Super bus. Perf might be close to 2070 like 2060 Super then.

Nvidia and AMD should do EVERYTHING they can to meet demand. AMD should ressurrect GPUs using 12nm GloFo too, RX 590 for example unless it takes COMPONENTS from newer/current gen cards (VRAM, VRM and boards etc).
 
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loki1944

Posts: 631   +469
They'll launch right into the hands of crypto farms. That's what they're being targeted for.

Who really wants a 2060 for the same price a 3060 goes for (or at least what a 3060 should be going for) and that is 15% slower than a 3060?

Anyone who already doesn't have a 1070 or better or 2060 card from the past 4-5 years, they'd have zero need nor want for a resurrected 2060, regardless if it has 6 or 12GB of VRAM. Folks were and still are looking to get their hands on an affordable 3070/3080 and folks would also like the option from AMD to get affordable 6800/6800XT cards, too.

Having to drop $1000+ on current the mid/mid-high range cards is stupid. Going to past iterations of GPUs isn't going to help people out either. This is just a money grab at this point because of how well mining is doing.
I guarantee your average pc gamer is well below a GTX 1070.
 

AMN3S1AC

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It took them 15+ months to figure out that turing should have remained in production?
Also why on earth do they have 12 gb memory on this crap and 8 Gb on rtx 3070?
probably due to the differing memory bus configurations of both cards