NVIDIA’s quietly launched GeForce RTX 2060 with 12 GB of memory will presumably be a pretty big hit with cryptominers.
That’s according to a review of ZOTAC’s Gaming RTX 2060 Twin Fan 12GB shared by Hong Kong tech outlet PCM today, which includes a look at the card’s mining performance. As confirmed by PCM, the GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB) is not locked down with a mining limiter like many of its Ampere siblings, allowing it to achieve substantially greater mining performance than cards such as the GeForce RTX 3060.
As PCM explains:
Since NVIDIA does not limit the mining performance of RTX 2060 (12 GB), even if 12GB GDDR6 will not be of great help to the mining performance, RTX 2060 (12 GB) also achieves a performance of 31.65MH/s, which is better than LHR’s RTX 3060 The 22.17MH/s is obviously high. Considering the values such as Power, RTX 2060 (12 GB) beats the 268.6kH/J of RX 6600 XT with a high efficiency of 379.33kH/J.
Images shared over social media suggest that the GeForce RTX 2060 (12 GB) is being sold at very high prices. Many of them appear to be out of stock already at retailers despite their premiums, such as MSI’s GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 12G OC, which is listed for 699 EUR ($785).