GeForce RTX 2060 ready to return with 12GB of GDDR6 memory?
The demand for the new Ampere video cards continues to exceed the offer and so, at NVIDIA, as in part already done in recent months, they are ready to dust off the GeForce RTX 2060, even if this time in a new form. According to the rumors collected by Videocardz, NVIDIA would be working on an RTX 2060 with 12 GB of memory, therefore not a simple production increase but a new model with double the original VRAM.
“According to our sources, NVIDIA is planning an updated RTX 2060 GPU based on the Turing architecture. A model known as the PG161 would feature 12GB GDDR6 memory and the same TU106-300 GPU, except for the KX suffix.The card should only see a change in doubled memory capacity compared to the RTX 2060 6GB which was introduced in January 2019. “Based on this information, it should therefore offer 1920 CUDA cores and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory on 192-bit bus.
The new solution could arrive between the end of this year and January 2022, based on production, and its debut would be just another sign of how drab the situation is with regards to the production of the new video cards. On the other hand, even the RTX 3060 12GB, the lesser of the Ampere proposals, cannot even remotely come close to the indicated list price (MSRP).
Making a video card based on a previous generation GPU, then produced with a more mature and tested process, combining it with more memory, could catalyze a part of the demand of both consumers and system integrators, improving (hopefully) even slightly the availability of GeForce RTX 3000 solutions.