All that is lacking is a proper announcement within the type of a press launch or weblog submit. Regardless of although, as a result of its itemizing on the GeForce RTX 2060 product web page erases any and all doubt to the authenticity of earlier leaks. The upgraded card is actual, and if we’re being optimistic, it can hopefully ease the scarcity of GPUs by a small margin.
The upgraded card arrives with twice as a lot reminiscence linked to the identical 192-bit reminiscence bus, leading to the identical 336GB/s of reminiscence bandwidth. Having extra GDDR6 on board may assist with increased decision gaming, although by itself most likely will not have a monumental influence on efficiency.
At the very least equally fascinating is the beefed up CUDA core association. The refreshed card options 2,176 CUDA cores, which quantities to a 13.3 p.c improve over the 1,920 CUDA cores discovered on the unique 6GB mannequin. It additionally has the next base clock at 1,470MHz versus 1,365MHz, however a barely decrease enhance clock at 1,650MHz versus 1,680MHz.
After we reviewed it, we awarded the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB our Editor’s Alternative award for providing sturdy efficiency per greenback and, on the time, its bleeding edge function help. It basically introduced real-time ray tracing to the mainstream.
Issues have modified since then, and graphics playing cards in the present day command a hefty premium due to the scarcity. For reference, the 6GB mannequin debuted at $349 (MSRP), with add-in board companions charging somewhat extra for customized cooled and overclocked fashions.
We requested NVIDIA how a lot the 12GB mannequin will price and have been advised, “Verify with [AIB] companions on pricing,” as there is not going to be a Founder’s Version mannequin. NVIDIA additionally stated, “It is a premium product so will probably be priced accordingly by them primarily based on their SKU.”
So there you will have it, we’ll simply have to attend and see how a lot these playing cards find yourself costing, in addition to what sort of provide there will probably be and the way efficiency shakes out. We should always discover out quickly—NVIDIA tells us the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB launches to retail on December 7 (subsequent Tuesday).