Nvidia did not even publish a press release about the release of a new version of the GeForce RTX 2060, which was so much talked about earlier. The novelty is simply registered on the official website of the company next to the usual GeForce RTX 2060.
Official data confirmed the rumors – the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB really has more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 2060 6GB: 2176 vs 1920. Gpu frequencies are the same as those of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super: 1470 MHz – base, 1650 MHz – in Boost mode. In fact, the only difference between the novelty from the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is the memory bus cut down to 192 bits. Therefore, the memory bandwidth is 336 GB/s – 112 GB/ s less than the GeForce RTX 2060 Super with a 256-bit bus. By the way, the frequency of memory chips GDDR6 in these models is equal – 14 GHz. Due to the fact that the memory in the novelty has physically become more, the TDP of the video card has also increased – it is 10 W more than the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, and 25 W more than the usual GeForce RTX 2060.
GeForce RTX 2060 12GB is built on a 12-nanometer GPU TU106 of the Turing family and supports both real-time ray tracing and DLSS. However, some Ampere graphics card technologies are not available to it. For example, Resizable BAR.
GeForce RTX 2060 12GB will go on sale on Tuesday, December 7. The price has not yet been named, but according to a statement from a representative of Nvidia, the novelty “is a premium version of the RTX 2060 6GB, and we expect that to be reflected in the price.” The official cost of GeForce RTX 2060 6GB is $ 300, retail – about $ 800. Consequently, the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB retail can cost around $850. However, reference versions of the Founders Edition are promised, and they will definitely be cheaper.