NVIDIA has uploaded the specifications of the 12GB variant of the GeForce RTX 2060. Turns out that the upgraded SKU will feature an increased shader count and higher boost clocks, in addition to more memory. While still based on the TU106 “Turing” core, it’ll increase the core count marginally, from 1,920 to 2,176. Furthermore, the core clocks will also be increased by over 100MHz to 1,470MHz (from 1,365MHz).
The memory bus width and speed will be unchanged at 192-bit and 14Gbps, resulting in a bandwidth of 336GB/s. In line with the shaders, the texture units and ROPs are increased from 120/48 to 136/64. The ray-tracing grunt also goes up from 5 Giga Rays/s to 6 Giga Rays/s. Overall, the RTX 2060 12GB pushes up the throughput from 6.5 TFLOPs to 7.5 TFLOPs.
All this comes at the cost of increased power and price. The TDP has been increased from 160W to 185W, even higher than the 2060 Super’s 175W. This means that you’ll need a 550W PSU to run the RTX 2060 12GB. Finally, the card is expected to cost $299, just $29 more than the RTX 3060’s MSRP.