A couple of weeks ago, NVIDIA announced its GeForce RTX 3060 during a special GeForce livestream, which also saw the launch of its RTX 30 Series Mobile series GPUs for next-generation laptops. With the former set to hit global store shelves next month, the GPU brand is reportedly planning on reintroducing its RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super cards back in to the pot.
News of what is clearly NVIDIA’s hopes of stemming the critical GPU shortage by re-releasing its mid-range Turing-based GPU was first reported by the French-site Overclocking.com, which itself had corroborated the information from multiple sources. Additionally, those sources told the site that NVIDIA had already distributed new GPU stock to board partners and system integrators, but fell short of actually disclosing the number of shipments.
NVIDIA first launched its GeForce RTX 2060 back at CES 2019, months after the grand launch of its more powerful brethren at Gamescom 2018. The card was both wildly popular and a critical success among gamers, primarily because of its price-to-performance ratio and its ability to deliver NVIDIA’s RTX technology. Unfortunately, production of the card was silently discontinued after the launch of its new Ampere-based RTX 30 series graphics cards were announced; as of now, only a handful of these cards are available online, most of them being sold at the same price as when it first launched.
As a quick recap, the GeForce RTX 3060 is, in essence, the successor to the RTX 2060, with NVIDIA promising noticeably higher performance than its predecessor, thanks to its GA106 Ampere GPU. Specs-wise, the card houses 12GB of GDDR6 memory, which is significantly more than its slightly more premium brother, the RTX 3060 Ti.
As for how much they will cost, NVIDIA says that both the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super should be priced at €300 (~RM1467) and €400 (~RM1956) respectively. The latter clearly being more expensive than the RTX 3060’s MSRP of US$329 (~RM1325).
As always, this bit of news is still unofficial, and we all know NVIDIA’s boilerplate answer of not commenting on unfinished and unreleased products. So, do take it with a liberal dose of scepticism.