We are receiving extremely strange news from France – more precisely from the hardware specialists on the French website Overclocking.com (machine translated). Accordingly, the Nvidia graphics cards Geforce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super, which have actually long since been retired, should come back onto the market.
According to the report, the information comes from several Nvidia board partners. As a result, the unspecified manufacturers are said to have received contingents of older graphics chips from Nvidia.
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TU106 for RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super
Both the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2060 Super are to be manufactured from the GPUs, it continues. The GPUs must therefore be TU106 chips, which are available in two versions for the RTX 2060:
- RTX 2060: TU106-200A-KA-A1
- RTX 2060 Super: TU106-410-AI
Specs: These differ not only in terms of their designation, but also in their configuration with CUDA processing units (1,920 versus 2,176), as well as in the built-in memory interface (192 bits versus 256 bits) including the amount of video memory (6.0 versus 8.0 GB GDDR6), and the clock rate (1,365 / 1,680 MHz versus 1,470 / 1,650 MHz).
According to Overlclocking.com, however, it is unclear whether the cards are intended for retail sales or for OEM products, such as complete PCs.
As for the price the revenants should be at just over 300 dollars (RTX 2060) and just over 400 dollars (RTX 2060 Super). That would be at the price level of the RTX 3060 (319 dollars) and the RTX 3060 Ti (399 dollars), which of course offer significantly more performance than their predecessors. In the GameStar test, the RTX 3060 Ti scores an average of 33 percent above the RTX 2060 Super.
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Geforce RTX 3060 Ti in the test
Why should Nvidia revive the RTX 2060 (Super)?
If the information is correct, the reason is likely to be the poor availability of the new models from the RTX-3000 series based on the Ampere architecture. It is therefore possible that the pressure from board partners is too great, or the general demand for graphics cards.
RTX 2060 – what else was that? If you can only vaguely remember the RTX 2060, the GameStar test in the cozy video format from two years ago may help you
On that one could now speculate admirably. But let’s take a look how realistic such a scenario is:
It is relatively unlikely that the Turing GPUs for new RTX 2060 models will go back into production. Contract manufacturer TSMC is likely to have outsourced its capacities long ago. It is much more likely that it is a question of remaining stock, which is just right in the current situation. In our opinion, such a scenario is quite feasible.
We are therefore curious to see whether we will actually see the RTX 2060 (Super), in whatever form, on the virtual sales shelves again. GameStar keeps you up to date!