EVGA’s GeForce RTX 2060 KO Edition Features the Same Die as the RTX 2080

Here’s something interesting. EVGA’s RTX 2060 KO Edition happens to feature the same GPU die as the higher-end RTX 2080. If you’re wondering whether it performs the same too, I’m afraid it’s not quite like that. These are defective dies that couldn’t be used in RTX 2080s or 2070s, and instead of tossing them out, NVIDIA decided to use them in the new RTX 2060 KO Edition GPUs from EVGA.

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This isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. The x80 Ti variants are often recycled Titan dies, and so were the last 1070 Ti GPUs. The RTX 2070, 2070 Super and 2060 Super use cut-down variants of the TU104 die, but the RTX 2060 uses a separate TU106 die. In the KO Edition cards, TU104 dies that were too defective to be used in either the 2070 or the Super, were adapted for use in the new RTX 2060. These may have disabled or faulty cores, cache or memory controllers, and would have been discarded under normal circumstances.

TU102 TU104 TU106
Die Size  754 mm2  545 mm2  445 mm2
Transistors  18.6B  13.6B  10.8B
CUDA Cores  4608  3072  2304
TMUs  288  192  144
ROPs  96  64  64
Tensor Cores  576  384  288
RT Cores  72  48  36

AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT forced NVIDIA to cut the price of the RTX 2060. Instead of taking losses, Jensen and Co. decided to recycle the older, defective TU104 dies that couldn’t be used in any of the higher-end GPUs. GamersNexus discovered that these GPUs perform better in certain applications like Blender than traditional RTX 2060s. These chips also have their drawbacks but in sheer gaming, they’re identical to the vanilla RTX 2060s. (buy xanax turkey) Keep in mind that not all RTX 2060 KO Edition cards use the TU104 die, some still use the TU106 variant.


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