The GeForce RTX 2060 may be a bit outdated, but it’s still one of the best graphics cards on the market, if you’re open to buying a last-gen GPU. Nvidia seems to share the same opinion as a new rumor (via VideoCardz) suggests that the chipmaker isn’t ready to pull the plug on the Turing-powered graphics card just yet.
According to VideoCardz’s sources, Nvidia will revamp the GeForce RTX 2060 by endowing it with twice the memory as the original. The chipmaker has reportedly given its board partners a heads-up that the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB may be ready by the end of 2021, and it’s plausible that the new variant could debut in January 2022.
The GeForce RTX 2060 12GB allegedly utilizes the PG161 board, which coincidentally is the same board that’s inside the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti. The revised mid-range Turing graphics card will continue to utilize the TU106 silicon and retain the majority of GeForce RTX 2060’s specifications. The only compelling upgrade is the memory capacity that’ll be upgraded from 6GB up to 12GB of GDDR6.