NVIDIA even relies on the RTX 2060 with 12 GB! But for what? leak

As you may know, since the we reported NVIDIA will sometimes release 3 or 4 new cards at CES 2022 (January) to freshen up their RTX 30 line of graphics cards.

In the middle of this pile, however, we also have a very, very curious card … The RTX 2060! With the exact same GPU as it launched in January 2019, but now with massive video storage capacity! 12 GB GDDR6 memory. For what? Is the card even able to use that much memory? Probably not. By the way, the RTX 3060 with 12 GB of memory didn’t make much sense a few months ago either.

But let’s work in parts.

NVIDIA will even use an RTX 2060 with 12 GB! But for what?

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Hence, NVIDIA seems to be enjoying releasing the RTX 2060 as if it were a lifeline amid the confusion of the mining craze and the semiconductor manufacturing crisis.

A strategy that will be repeated in early 2022, with some partners of the graphics card giant already taking care of the registration of several models with the ECC. Like Gigabyte, which just registered 4 different models of the RTX 2060 12GB.

What does the return of the RTX 2060 mean?

It’s basically proof that the tech world is really going through an unprecedented crisis on the manufacturing side.

In the end, NVIDIA produces as many 8nm cards as possible based on the Samsung model. But the problems are so varied, in the shortage of materials and also in the fact that Samsung has serious problems with the “yields”. (which in turn will throw NVIDIA back into the arms of TSMC …).

That the person responsible for the GeForce RTX cards has switched to the old 12 nm process from partner TSMC. But that also begs a question … Why the RTX 2060 and not an RTX 2080 or an RTX 2080 Ti? Well, because the RTX 2060 is less complex and therefore easier to produce. Aside from the fact that it’s not a sinister board for mining, it shouldn’t attract too much attention from the ever-annoying miners either.

On the mining side, however, several seem interested in these new maps. Hence, the strategy in this area can be flawed. In the end, this card should offer a very similar performance to the RTX 3060 in Ethereum mining.

However, the RTX 2060 with 12 GB of memory is expected to hit the shelves for around 300 euros. Yes … It is expected … But if the ‘normal’ RTX 2060 is between 500 and 550 €, 300 € are really risky.

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