The new Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU features 2,176 CUDA cores, up from 1,920 cores found on the 2019 model.
Nvidia has confirmed a reissue of the RTX 2060 but now with 12GB of VRAM, the GPU, launched in 2019, is part of a move to reduce the high cost of GPUs during a global chip shortage. The original Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card was released in 2019 and came with 6GB of memory. The company has announced that the revamped Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU with twice the memory of the original model will be available soon, but the price has not been announced yet.
Launched on December 2, the company has announced the revised Nvidia RTX 2060 in the Game Ready Driver 497.00 Release Notes. Nvidia has also listed the specifications on its website, revealing that the new GeForce RTX 2060 will have a high base clock. Speed and offers 2,176 CUDA cores instead of the 1,920 cores found in the 2019 model.
According to Nvidia, the power consumption is even higher at 185W from 160W in the older model. As mentioned earlier, the GPU also comes with 12GB of memory, which is more than double the RTX 2060 from two years ago. The specifications of the refurbished RTX 2060 GPU suggest that GPUs could be placed as an entry-level graphics card for gamers in a high-demand market. The company did not provide a launch date, but The Verge reports that the GPU will be available from December 7.
Earlier this year, Nvidia announced that it would be relaunching the GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 in an effort to alleviate the problems caused by the global semiconductor shortage that had hit the computing industry. Over the past year, GPUs such as Scalper (who buy GPUs in bulk and sell them at a premium) and cryptocurrency mining Nvidia RTX 3060 have been found to be more expensive but stocks are limited. The company is re-releasing old, low-power GPUs to ensure that graphics cards are available for those who need to purchase GPUs without having to wait for replacements.