How tough is it to get a brand-new graphics card today? Difficult adequate that Nvidia is sending its line of product nearly actually backwards. After weeks of reports, a brand-new variation of the GeForce RTX 2060– which was very first launched in January of 2019– appeared on the main Nvidia spec page. It has double the GDDR6 RAM, a massive 12 GB, and somewhat more CUDA cores. A release date and cost aren’t pointed out, however “quickly” and “more than you desire” appear to be the most likely responses.
In addition to the increased RAM, the brand-new version of the RTX 2060 bumps up its CUDA cores (little, highly-efficient parallel processors) from 1920 to2160 It likewise increases the base GPU clock from 1365 MHz to 1470 MHz. Aside from a small downtick in the stock increase clock from 1680 MHz to 1650 MHz, the card corresponds the RTX 2060 launched almost 3 years back. The RTX 2060 gone for a $300-350 list price and Nvidia might do something comparable here, though there’s no informing what the highly-competitive market will price these cards at the same time they reach shop racks (and secondary listings).
Reading in between the lines, the look of this brand-new SKU suggests that Nvidia is discovering it a lot much easier to acquire the high-speed memory it utilizes in its card styles than the elements required to make its Ampere processors in the RTX 30 xx series. The de facto statement of a brand-new 2060 card implies we’re most likely not visiting economical (in relative terms) RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti desktop cards at any time quickly.
Even pre-owned RTX 2060 cards are still bring $500-600 on the secondary market– double their retail worth years later on!– so there’s no informing how pricey these brand-new cards will be when they undoubtedly fly out of merchant stock. Scalpers and cryptocurrency miners aren’t downsizing their operations in any visible capability. We can just hope that a fresh injection of supply will decrease the competitors and therefore the cost for budget-friendly PC video gaming hardware.
Michael is a previous graphic designer who’s been constructing and tweaking home computer for longer than he cares to confess. His interests consist of folk music, football, sci-fi, and salsa verde, in no specific order.