NVIDIA Keeping Hush On 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 But Did Gigabyte Just Blabber?


Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060
As time goes on rumors proceed to swirl that NVIDIA will rehash its GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card from its earlier technology Turing stack, however equip it with 12GB of GDDR6 reminiscence. The newest proof that that is the plan might be discovered on the Eurasian Financial Fee (EEC) web site, the place Gigabyte has listed no fewer than 4 unreleased GeForce RTX 2060 12GB fashions.

That doesn’t quantity to a concrete affirmation—nothing wanting an official announcement actually qualifies as such—however it’s fairly darn shut, particularly contemplating a number of previous leaks and rumors. The up to date itemizing, which was revealed this week simply provides to the pile. This is a glance…

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 12GB Listing at EEC
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We have cropped off among the white area for a narrower picture in order that it’s simpler to view (click on to enlarge for a full view), however haven’t altered any of the contents. We additionally took the freedom of highlighting the pertinent entries. They really seem in two spots, together with the ‘Title of product’ and ‘Full title of products’ fields and present the identical factor.

  • GV-N2060OC-12GD

  • GV-N2060D6-12GD

  • GV-N2060WF2OC-12GD

  • GV-N2060WF2-12GD

All 4 are current mannequin numbers, save for the “12GD” designation on the finish, which denotes a 12GB GDDR6 improve. So trying these up we are able to see Gigabyte is at minimal planning on 12GB variations of its GeForce RTX 2060 D6 OC, GeForce RTX 2060 D6, GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC, and GeForce RTX 2060.

The 12GB GDDR6 allotment is double what shipped with the unique GeForce RTX 2060. Card makers who wished to stay nameless purportedly instructed ZDNet Korea that NVIDIA is planning to launch the upgraded SKU early subsequent month. Additionally they declare that the efficiency specs would be the identical, aside from the quantity of reminiscence.

If that is true, it means the cardboard will nonetheless be constructed round NVIDIA’s GA106 GPU, with the identical variety of CUDA cores and identical 192-bit reminiscence bus. What’s much less clear is whether or not NVIDIA will implement a mining limiter on the playing cards.

As to why NVIDIA is doing this, it is mentioned that TSMC’s 12-nanometer manufacturing course of is in much less demand than its 7nm and 5nm nodes. In idea, this may permit NVIDIA to get extra graphics playing cards into the fingers of avid gamers the place there may be insatiable demand for the time being. Such a transfer just isn’t going to finish the scarcity of GPUs, but it surely would possibly assist some PC avid gamers to improve their rigs or construct new ones. That’s, if this SKU will get launched.

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