RTX 2060 12GB confirmed by Nvidia, launches December 7th, possibly at $299

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Dec 2, 2021 3:35 PM

In a world where graphics cards are at insanely inflated prices, many are calling for a more budget-friendly GPU to be released that won’t get too caught up in the scalping and mining sectors. It seems like that time is now coming, as Nvidia has confirmed that a 12GB variant of the RTX 2060 is launching soon.

According to the official specs, the RTX 2060 12GB version will essentially be the same as the RTX 2060 Super, but with higher memory. Rumors point towards a December 7th release date, although not officially confirmed by Nvidia yet. However, it is a good time to release just before the 2021 holidays.

Featuring the same amount of CUDA Cores (2176) as the Super variant, as well as the same clock speeds (1470 MHz Base Clock, 1650 MHz Boost Clock), the only difference between the two cards is that the 12GB version will have a slightly smaller 192-bit memory bus compared to the 256-bit bus width of the Super version. This results in a memory bandwidth of 336 GB/s compared to 448 GB/s for the Super.

GPU RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Super RTX 2060 12GB
CUDA Cores 1920 2176 2176
Base Clock 1365 MHz 1470 MHz 1470 MHz
Boost Clock 1680 MHz 1650 MHz 1650 MHz
Memory 6GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Bus width 192-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 336 GB/s
TDP 160W 185W 185W
Price $349 $499 $299?
Launch date January 2019 July 2019 December 2021

It seems that the main reason for this launch is to provide a sort of intermediate solution for PC gamers, as prices for RTX 30 series cards are extremely high at the moment, but still offers a pretty decent jump in performance over the previous generation. Though it does not come with nearly as many features of the RTX 30 series like higher RT and Tensor cores, PCIe Gen 4.0 and Resizable Bar support.

It is also said to be a bit cheaper to manufacture this time round, which should hopefully be reflected in its price. Rumors are saying it will be sold for around $299, and considering it will (hopefully) have less attention from scalpers and miners, is likely to not go much higher than that. But we’ll just have to wait and see.

What do you think? Is the RTX 2060 12GB variant a good idea? Do you think it will have less attention from scalpers and miners? What price do you think would be fair? Let us know your thoughts!

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01:51 Dec-14-2021

Why are they wasting all the silicon on these lower spec cards? Just make more current gen ones and get prices down.

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13:47 Dec-04-2021

I hate reading about GPUs now. I am at the cusp of giving up gaming altogether because I have been waiting for more than a year to build my rig and my current specs aren't good enough for 60 FPS in most games now. FCK all of this.

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00:16 Dec-03-2021

Considering current crisis, I got feeling they will sell out pretty much instantly between gamers waiting for upgrade and miners who are buying what they can. So I don't think it will hold MSRP for long, if at all. Maybe nVidia will pull AMDs card and deliver huge stock to keep price hike lower for maybe few days, but that is like best case scenario and something I doubt will happen. Then again I did doubt it with AMD and they did pull off lower price hike with 6600XT, I think. So I guess my 1070 will keep waiting for that upgrade....

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23:16 Dec-02-2021

I"ll estimate a street price of $800

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21:39 Dec-02-2021

They crippled the card by giving it 12GB of GDDR6, considering that 1GB is 14-15$ now, that's 168-180$ just for the VRAM. 6GB would have been just great for such a card and would bring downt he price by up to 90$...

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16:19 Dec-02-2021

RTX 2060 12 GB at 299? It's a joke right? IDK about the US but in EU, old RTX 2060 6 GB cost more than 500 euros when they are available... I expect a price close to 600 and everything to be sold out in 5 minutes on the first day.

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16:55 Dec-02-2021

if only the 2060 was 500 €, it is closer to 800-900€ here, really tragic

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21:38 Dec-02-2021

1GB of GDDR6 is 14-15$ at this point, so really the major cost for mid-range GPUs comes from the VRAM. 12GB of GDDR6 costs 168-180$ alone.

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15:53 Dec-02-2021

well if msrp actually ends up being 300$ then it will be sold for around 600-900$ with usuall doubling and triplingin price

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