It’s come to our attention that NVIDIA may very well be revisiting its mid-range GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and giving it a new lease in life. Specifically, the GPU maker may be bumping up the card’s graphics memory from 6GB to 8GB GDDR6, if a recent listing on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is anything to go by.
The listing on the EEC shows three cards that, coincidentally, are a part of ASUS’ ROG Strix gaming series. To clarify, the first card is a standard EVO edition, the second being the slightly tweaked Advanced Edition, and the last one being the souped-up OC edition. Whatever the edition, all three cards sport the same 8GB GDDR6 of graphics memory.
To be absolutely clear, these are not “Super” variations of NVIDIA’s RTX 2060, and yes, we are fully aware that the RTX 2060 Super also comes with 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory. As well as use the same TU106 GPU architecture.
There are obviously differences between the two cards. For starters, the RTX 2060 uses a 192-bit memory bus versus the RTX 2060 Super’s 256-bit. Further the RTX 2060 Super has four more Tensor Cores than the non-Super variant and higher memory bandwidth at 448GB/s.
On a marketing level, it’s possible that the NVIDIA simply wants to keep its edge over AMD’s own Radeon RX 5700 XT and recently launched RX 5600 XT. With the latter having already been proven to be a viable alternative, lack of ray-tracing and its mildly expensive price tag notwithstanding.
At this point, the card’s official existence is still hearsay, and NVIDIA has understandably been mum on the subject. There’s also no mention or word as to whether or not these RTX 2060 GPUs will receive a bump up in other areas besides the graphics memory. Although, the possibility of that happening seems rather unlikely.