Report: Nvidia returning GeForce RTX 2060 to market

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It’s no secret that stock for the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series of graphics cards has been limited. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that most retailers are barely seeing any refresh, and things aren’t expected to get any better until mid-2021. Because of that, Nvidia has reportedly started the process of manufacturing the GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super.

The report states that the company has a surplus of Turing GPUs. According to the report, rather than let them sit unused, the company decided to build more cards to bridge the RTX 30 Series stock gap and bring RTX to more consumers.

From a price standpoint, it’s believed that the newly released RTX 2060 will run around $290. With the card being two years old at this point, the lower price isn’t surprising, especially when you consider the fact that the upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 will start at just $329. We’ll see, however, if AIB manufacturers will bump the cost above MSRP.

Is there actually interest in the GeForce RTX 2060?

The idea of Nvidia reintroducing the GeForce RTX 2060 and 2060 Super is an interesting development. After all, Ampere is the superior GPU right now and is only available with RTX 30 Series cards. If the speculated price turns out to be accurate, questions are sure to begin. Again, the RTX 2060 is two years old and based on even older technology. Would anyone looking to upgrade willingly do so for about the same cost as a card that’s expected to be more powerful?

Not only does the RTX 3060 feature a more powerful GPU in Ampere, but its technical specs are much higher than that of its predecessor. And though the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super can perform admirably at 1080p and 1440p, the Ampere GPU is built to run those resolutions at the highest possible settings while also being able to delve into 4K gaming the higher up in the line you go.

RTX 2060 Features RTX 3060
Turing Architecture Ampere
TU106-200A GPU GA106-300
1920 CUDA Cores 3584
1.68 Boost Clock (GHz) 1.78
120 TMUs 112
6 GB DDR6 Memory 12 GB GDDR6
192-bit Memory Bus 192-bit
336 GB/s Bandwidth  360 GB/s
PCIe 3.0 x16 Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
160W TGP 165W

As far as release goes, there is no information about any possible date for the GeForce RTX 2060 or RTX 2060 Super. PC Invasion has reached out to Nvidia for comment on the report, and will update should a response be received.

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