Earlier this year, reports emerged regarding Nvidia’s rumoured plans to revive two of its RTX 2000 series cards: the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2060 Super. Thanks to a new round of rumours, we now know that the reworked RTX 2060 might feature 12GB GDDR6 memory and could be ready by the end of 2021.
According to insider information provided to Videocardz, the new RTX 2060 will use the same PG161 board and TU106 silicon as before. Yet, while Nvidia seems to be taking a conservative approach with its rumoured revision, it will feature double the amount of included GDDR6 memory. Essentially, the card’s new 12GB offering places it within the same ballpark as an RTX 3050, which could make it an enticing gaming PC alternative.
Despite the RTX 3000 series’ recent release, the Turning based RTX 2060 is still extremely popular, making it a prime candidate to plug any gaps in the market caused by shortages. This rings especially true when you consider the situation with the semiconductor shortage and its effects on the industry.