What simply occurred? With the state of the graphics card market worsening, we’ve lengthy heard rumors of refreshed RTX 2060 with 12GB of VRAM that Nvidia hopes will meet among the demand. Primarily based on a brand new regulatory submitting by Gigabyte, it seems that the cardboard could possibly be introduced this month and launched early in December.
Though relaunch rumors stretch again to January, we final heard in regards to the spec-bumped RTX 2060 in September, when Nvidia was reportedly planning to launch it as a manner of filling a spot available in the market till Intel releases its first Arc Alchemist GPU.
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Earlier rumors claimed that the up to date RTX 2060 would launch on December 7, however Nvidia might announce the cardboard earlier. Prolific leaker @momomo_us noticed a Eurasian Financial Fee (EEC) submitting printed on November 15 that references 4 new Gigabyte graphics card SKUs:
All of the playing cards seem like RTX 2060 playing cards with 12GB of VRAM, double the 6GB of GDDR6 that the unique launched with in January 2019. All of them carry both the GB Gaming or GB WindForce model and are available in customary and overclocked variations.
Whereas the 12GB of VRAM seems a certainty, the remainder of the brand new RTX 2060’s specs are simply hypothesis proper now. Nonetheless, it does appear probably that it’ll use a unique GPU to its predecessor, thereby boosting the variety of CUDA cores.
Though TSMC’s 12nm choices aren’t going through the identical demand as its 7nm/5nm output, Nvidia might need causes past provide points for releasing an up to date RTX 2060. The cardboard could possibly be the corporate’s new ‘cheaper’ possibility that’s set to compete with AMD’s upcoming Navi 24-based funds line, which is predicted to outperform the likes of the RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti.
The large query is how a lot the brand new RTX 2060 will price. It’s predicted to hold an MSRP of round $300, which suggests you’ll most likely find yourself paying over $400 for one. Assuming the rumors are correct, we’ll know the complete story when Nvidia proclaims the cardboard later this month, with a launch date set for December 7—although some consider January is a extra reasonable launch window.