The first pictures of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 have surfaced on the web, as well as its specifications, hinting that the launch of the new mid-range Turing graphics card could be just around the corner.
So far, Nvidia has only released three graphics cards based on its next-generation Turing architecture. These include the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, which are all top-end products and are too pricey for most gamers to afford.
Therefore, ever since the initial launch, Nvidia fans have been eagerly waiting for the arrival of the mid-tier RTX lineup. According to a previous statement by the company, the GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 were still available in high stocks.
Based on that, some reports claimed that the next-gen GeForce RTX 2060 could remain exclusive to the mobile sector for some time. Now, however, it seems that we may not be too far away from the launch.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC Graphics Card Pictured
Recently, photos of a supposed Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card leaked online courtesy of VideoCardz. This is a factory-overclocked model but the exact clock speeds are not confirmed yet.
The card in question is based on the cut-down TU106 GPU featuring 16% less shaders and 6GB of GDDR6 RAM on a 192-bit bus instead of the 256-bit interface.
A leaked benchmark screenshot shows the RTX 2060 housing 30 compute units or Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs). Since each SM on Turing carries 64 ROPs, that would mean the GeForce RTX 2060 includes 1920 CUDA cores.
Moreover, this particular model from Gigabyte sports an 8-pin connector, though the reference card is believed to come with a 6-pin connector. Do note it’s an OC edition model.
Nvidia’s RTX 2060 is expected to go on sale early next year. The card will be available from more add-in-board partners, such as EVGA, ASUS and Zotac.
Next year will also see the launch of Nvidia’s RTX 20-series graphics cards for laptops and notebooks. Manufacturers are expected to showcase their products at CES 2019 featuring the new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 Mobility GPUs.