Although NVIDIA is currently shifting its products to the new Ampere architecture, various Turing graphics cards are still on the market, and NVIDIA is preparing a new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics card. As for why NVIDIA will release a new Turing graphics card at this time, it is because they think that the GeForce RTX 3050 is a bit weak against the entry-level graphics card of AMD Navi 23.
There are already many rumors that NVIDIA is going to release GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics card. But it is not yet clear whether NVIDIA will modify the GPU specifications, or directly double the memory capacity on the basis of RTX 2060. Of course, the GPU will still be produced by TSMC, and the process will remain unchanged at 12nm, which can reduce their dependence on Samsung’s 8nm process to a certain extent.
Of course, what everyone cares about is how this graphics card launched in 2019 will perform after only doubling the memory capacity three years later. But what is certain is that NVIDIA currently believes that RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 have no advantage over AMD’s RX 6600 series with Navi 23. They all use GA107 GPU, and the notebook version has been launched. RTX 3050 Ti has 2560 CUDA units and the latter has 2048 CUDA units, all equipped with 128bit/4GB GDDR6 video memory. Even if the TDP memory capacity is doubled when it is moved to the desktop, it is indeed a question of whether it can beat the RX 6600.
It is currently rumored that the final selling price of GeForce RTX 2060 12GB is $300, but this is not the suggested retail price, but the actual selling price. The suggested retail price of AMD’s RX 6600 graphics card is $329, but the final actual price is estimated to exceed $400. The suggested retail price of the RTX 3060 graphics card is also $329, but the actual price is more than $500. If the price of RTX 2060 12GB is really around $300, it still makes a lot of sense, but the current shortage of graphics cards in the graphics card market is still very serious. Whether RTX 2060 12GB can maintain this price is still unknown.