Nvidia RTX 2060 12GB won’t have Founders Edition, sparking price concerns

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The refresh of Nvidia’s RTX 2060 won’t be a Founders Edition with 12GB of RAM (and paid-up specs elsewhere), but after a decidedly confusingly obvious reversal: Team Green listed the GPU on their site and then it Removed immediately, confirmed she would not be making her own model.

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Let’s break it down step by step. Nvidia’s revamped RTX 2060 was first seen when it was mentioned in its drivers, before effectively confirming its existence, Team Green made an official – but very low-key – announcement to the press ( As videocardz reports), putting the specs of the graphics card on its website.

Nvidia issued the following statement to the press: “Price will vary based on specific model and region. This is a premium version of the RTX 2060 6GB and we expect the price to reflect this. Please contact our AIC [Add-in Card, meaning graphics card] partner for specific product details and pricing.”

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Then, as Tech Powerup later noticed, the specs and any mention of the new RTX 2060 Founders Edition card were removed from the Nvidia site.

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Nvidia then confirmed to Tech Powerup that the RTX 2060 12GB will not be a Founders Edition, and the only boards that will be produced are custom designs by various board partners. In other words, common third-party card manufacturers such as Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.

The RTX 2060 will not only add 12GB of VRAM—double the original Turing card’s 6GB—but also increase the CUDA cores to 2,176 (up 1,920), which is the same amount as the RTX 2060 Super.

Indeed, the RTX 2060 Super only has 8GB of video memory, but uses a 256-bit memory bus, while the new 2060 has a 192-bit bus. So, in short, the refreshed RTX 2060 has more, but slower, memory. With clocks around the same level, expect the performance of this new spin on the RTX 2060 to probably be on par with (or close to) the RTX 2060 Super.

This tactic was previously predicted by the rumor mill, which in this case turned out to be spot on. The card will launch on December 7.


Analysis: Turning to Turing – Will it work?

While the performance represents an attractive enough proposition for 1080p gaming, the potential concern is the price of the new RTX 2060. With no Founders Edition graphics card coming directly from Nvidia at the recommended price, buyers will have to pick up a model from a third party. card maker. These manufacturers can set the price level wherever they want – and given the level of demand for any GPU right now, whether high-end or low-end, these companies know they can push for a premium.

Essentially Nvidia’s solution while going back to previous-gen Turing technology is to be able to get more cards to market – apparently using 12nm chips from TSMC, which requires apparently more cutting edge silicon than There is less demand – there are still concerns about availability levels, and of course scalpers are getting in on the act to push prices up further.

We can expect that this solid enough remake of the RTX 2060 has seen a good amount of time at TSMC (in theory) to rely on 12nm capability. It’s certainly strange the way this announcement has come out, largely under the radar, with the card appearing on the official Nvidia site and then being shot down as such – not something we’ve seen before. have ever encountered

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