We’ve been hearing of a GeForce RTX 30 series refresh for a while now. At the same time, there have been reports of higher memory capacity variants of existing SKUs, most notably the RTX 3080 and 3070. (https://jldancecenter.com/) A story from ITHome indicates that we’ll be getting both. As per the Chinese outlet, NVIDIA will launch high-capacity variants of three GPUs, namely the RTX 2060, the RTX 3070 Ti, and the RTX 3080.
The GeForce RTX 2060 will have its memory doubled to 12GB (from 6GB), while the RTX 3080 will get two additional Gigabytes of GDDR6X memory. Meanwhile, the RTX 3070 Ti will also have its VRAM doubled, going from 8GB to 16GB of GDDR6X memory. This will make the RTX 3080 and 3070 Ti potentially overshadow the RTX 3080 Ti and the Radeon RX 6800, giving consumers more options (hopefully after a few months). The reason why the RTX 2060 is getting a refresh is unclear. It likely has to do with the increased demand, and how gamers will buy just about anything these days.
Currently, Gigabyte has registered four RTX 2060 12G models: GV-N2060OC-12GD, GV-N2060D6-12GD, GV-N2060WF2OC-12GD, and GV-N2060WF2-12GD. According to sources, NVIDIA will launch these products at the end of this month or at the beginning of next month (possibly on December 7).