The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 may be getting a small upgrade in the memory department.
According to a new filing spotted at the EEC by PCGamesN, ASUS is prepping three new RTX 2060 SKUs with 8 GB of GDDR6: ROG-STRIX-RTX2060-8G-EVO-GAMING (ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060), ROG-STRIX-RTX2060-A8G-EVO-GAMING (ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 EVO Advanced Edition), and ROG-STRIX-RTX2060-O8G-EVO-GAMING (ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 EVO OC Edition).
The original NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 was released in January 2019 with 6 GB of GDDR6. This refresh, assuming it’s genuine, would put it closer in line with the RTX 2060 SUPER variant, which already offers 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The latter would still be the top performer, however, having 2176 CUDA cores vs. 1920.
So what’s the point of the refresh? Well, a GeForce RTX 2060 sporting 8 GB of GDDR6 memory would be easier to market against some of its competitors, such as AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT. That card only offers 6 GB of GDDR 6 memory. The extra RAM could even bring it closer to the Radeon RX 5700’s performance.