We’ve been hearing about an alleged GeForce RTX 2060 from NVIDIA for quite a few months, but haven’t seen any concrete information confirming its existence. Well, a new leak today alleges that at least one NVIDIA hardware partner will be releasing a GeForce RTX 2060: Gigabyte.
This new rumor comes from VideoCardz, which says that Gigabyte’s card will be called the GeForce RTX 2060 OC. Powering the card will be NVIDIA’s TU106 Turing GPU and it will be paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. One other item of note is that while the card will come with an 8-pin power connector, NVIDIA’s reference specs allegedly only call for a 6-pin connection. Also among the alleged specs is a reference to a maximum GPU clock of 1.2GHz.
Compared to its siblings, the GeForce RTX 2060 probably won’t deliver jaw-dropping real-time ray tracing performance given that the card only has 30 SM units and 1920 CUDA cores. For comparison, the GeForce RTX 2070 has 36 SM units and 2304 CUDA cores, while the GeForce RTX 2080 has 46 SM units and 2944 CUDA cores. The range-topping GeForce RTX 2080 Ti trumps all with 68 SM units and a total of 4352 CUDA cores.
The last time we visited the GeForce RTX 2060, it was showed up in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark. At a 4K resolution with High Quality settings, the GeForce RTX 2060 was shown slotting in between the GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q at the high end, and the Radeon Pro Vega 56 at the low-end.