NVIDIA confirmed, a few days ago, the 12 GB GeForce RTX 2060, a mid-range graphics card with which the green giant will try to improve a bit the situation we currently have in the general consumer graphics card market. Those of you who read us daily are already aware of the problem, and you know that things will not begin to improve until sometime in 2023, at least according to the most recent forecasts of the leading experts in the sector.
That was the idea that we all had in mind, but it fills me with joy to be able to give you good news in this regard, and according to Colette Kress, CFO, NVIDIA, the supply of graphics cards of the green giant will start to improve sooner than expected, specifically in the second half of 2022. Does this mean that by then I will be able to buy an RTX 30 graphics card at its recommended price? Most likely not, since the situation will take a while to fully normalize, but it does indicate that prices will begin to decline from that date on. With that in mind, we have reasons to start being positive.
Returning to the 12 GB GeForce RTX 2060, the main assemblers have already presented their different models, which means that this graphics card is already beginning to reach the market, although unfortunately I have not been able to find any unit in the Spanish market at the moment. writing this article, and I can not give you details about its sale price, although everything seems to indicate that It will be around 400-500 euros. Keep in mind that this is not equivalent to the recommended price, but to the real price that it will have in stores due to inflation.
GeForce RTX 2060 12GB: Almost on the same level as a GeForce RTX 2060 Super
The specs of the 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 are essentially the same as an RTX 2060 Super. The only two important differences that it presents compared to that one are, on the one hand, in its memory bus, which is kept in 192 bits, like the standard RTX 2060, and in the increase in graphics memory, which goes from 6 GB of that to the 12 GB. It has, therefore, 4 GB more than the RTX 2060 Super, since the latter adds 8 GB.
If we take this to the real world, we should find a very similar performance to that of an RTX 2060 Super, that is, that 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 would be only slightly less powerful than that. This would make it a very interesting option for play in 1080p and 1440p, since said graphics card could move games with total fluidity in maximum qualities under those resolutions, and it also has in its favor the value of having hardware dedicated to the ray tracing acceleration and the support of Second generation DLSS.
Among the assemblers that have confirmed the launch of a 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 are companies of the caliber of ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, GALAX, ZOTAC, Inno3D, Gainward and Colorful, although some of these only operate in the Asian market. On the other hand, as we had previously mentioned, we will not see an FE version of this new graphics card, which means that we can only buy it in versions customized by said assemblers.
If you wonder if it is worth upgrading to a 12GB GeForce RTX 2060, or if it is better to go for a 12GB RTX 3060, remember that the second performs, in rasterization, like an RTX 2070 approximately, and that the other performs slightly less than an RTX 2060 Super. This means that the more powerful RTX 3060, but the difference is not too great. On the other hand, upgrading to a 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 would make sense if you’re coming at most from a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060-Radeon RX 580 8GB (or if you have a lower model, obviously).
Get ready to jump in the game to play with the all-new ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 with 12GB GDDR6 memory
– ZOTAC (@ZOTAC) December 7, 2021