Nvidia’s new RTX 2060 12GB graphics card is coming to quell shortages

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In February 2021, Nvidia committed to reissuing some of its older GPUs — namely the RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti — to give gamers a couple of low-cost options that scalpers or crypto miners (hopefully) won’t see much use for during the chip shortage. The company is following through on at least part of that promise by releasing a new variant of the RTX 2060 that has 12GB of video RAM, doubling the memory of the standard configuration originally released in 2019.

Nvidia says that various models should become available starting Tuesday, December 7th. The specs for revised GPU are available right here. Note the slightly higher base clock speed and the slightly increased CUDA cores (2,176 versus 1,920 in the standard RTX 2060). Its specs looks similar to the RTX 2060 Super in some ways.

Nvidia didn’t share a starting cost for the 12GB RTX 2060, though it told The Verge that “it is a premium version of the RTX 2060 6GB and we expect the price to reflect that.” The RTX 2060 6GB launched in 2019 for $349. It also shared that OEMs will be making their own custom versions of the 12GB RTX 2060.
We’ll update this post once we hear back about pricing info for various models.