Nvidia updated its RTX 2060 product page Full specifications The upcoming RTX 2060 12GB Founders Edition. Except for the memory configuration, the card seems to be unchanged from the RTX 2060 Super released in July 2019.
The new RTX 20 series card should not exist at all, but with the price of the RTX 30 series card being so high, Nvidia believes that the RTX 2060 12GB is a good temporary solution. Compared to newer cards, it provides reasonable gaming performance, and it is hoped that its price will not soar to the moon, because miners are unlikely to show much interest in it.
Going to the specs, RTX 2060 12GB is based on Turing TU106 GPU. It contains 2176 shader cores, the base clock is 1470 MHz, and the boost clock is 1650 MHz, although as in the case of the Nvidia card, the card should be able to improve much more than the power and thermal conditions allow. 12GB of GDDR6 memory runs at 14 Gbps on a 192-bit bus, resulting in a total bandwidth of 336 GB/s. In comparison, 8GB on a 256-bit bus and 448 GB/s on RTX 2060 Super.
The TDP of the card is 185W, which is an increase of 10W over the 2060 Super, and since it contains additional RAM, this is not surprising. This means it can use a single 8-pin PCIe connector. The GPU is manufactured using Samsung’s 12nm process, and it is hoped that Nvidia’s cost will be cheaper by using less advanced nodes. Let us hope this translates into cheaper prices and more shelf inventory!
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In terms of performance, RTX 2060 Super is a far cry from AMD RX 6600. But it is important to remember that 2060 Super has more memory bandwidth. Taking my own Metro: Exodus benchmark test results as an example, the RX 6600 scored 64.1 FPS at 1080p, while the 2060 Super scored 64.5 FPS. This is a demanding game, and it shows that the RTX 2060 12GB is a solid 1080p card that can achieve 120 FPS or higher in less demanding e-sports games. If Nvidia can maintain inventory at a price much lower than that of the RX 6600, then 2060 12GB may become the sleep of many gamers who crave an affordable GPU.
Of course, given that the RTX 2060 12GB is a Turing-generation GPU, its technology is not as advanced as the Ampere-generation card. There are fewer RT and Tensor cores and lack of PCIe 4.0 support. Not that any one of them is really important. Good old grating performance is very important on the budget end of the market.according to Graphics card, RTX 2060 Super will be launched on December 7, just in time for the holidays.