At CES 2021, Nvidia unveiled the RTX 3060 but as Ampere supply continues to struggle to meet demand, Nvidia will apparently be bringing back a couple of Turing-based graphics cards. According to reports this week, the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super are both due for comebacks this year.
According to Overclocking.com, several brands have already received new stock of RTX 2060 and 2060 Super GPUs, confirming their comeback. The timing of this relaunch seems strange considering that their successor should come in a month or so.
Launched back in 2019, both the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super were based on the TU106 GPU, but the latter had 256 more CUDA cores enabled, which resulted in superior performance. The RTX 2060 Super also featured higher clocks and a 256-bit memory bus instead of a 192-bit bus.
Compared to the upcoming RTX 3060, both RTX 2060 GPUs offer less performance. If the RTX 2060 actually re-release, pricing will be a key factor. The RTX 3060 will come with an MSRP of $330, but the report claims that the RTX 2060 will come slightly above the €300 mark, while the RTX 2060 Super should come just above €400.
Although no official reason has been given for this, but the main theory going around is that this will be used to combat low supply for RTX 3060 at launch, in addition to higher AiB pricing.
KitGuru says: Do you think Nvidia is restocking the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super due to the lack of stock of the RTX 3060? Would you buy the older RTX 2060 and 2060 Super now instead of waiting for stock of the RTX 3060?