Tuesday, November 16th 2021

Gigabyte Registers Four NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB Graphics Cards With the EEC

The on-again, off-again relationship between NVIDIA and its Turing-based RTX 2060 graphics seems to be heading towards a new tipping point. As previously reported, NVIDIA is expected to be preparing another release cycle for its RTX 2060 graphics card - this time, paired with an as puzzling as it is gargantuan (for its shader performance) 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. Gigabyte has given us yet another tip at the card's expected launch by the end of this year or early 2022 by registering four different card models with the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission). Gigabyte's four registered cards carry the model numbers GV-N2060OC-12GD, GV-N2060D6-12GD, GV-N2060WF2OC-12GD, and GV-N2060WF2-12GD. Do however remember that not all registered graphics cards actually make it to market.

NVIDIA's revival of the RTX 2060 towards the current market conditions speaks in volumes. While NVIDIA is producing as many 8 nm cards as it can with foundry partner Samsung, the current state of the graphics card pricing market leaves no doubts as to how successfully NVIDIA has been able to cope with both the logistics and materials constraints currently experienced by the semiconductor market. The 12 nm manufacturing process certainly has more available capacity than Samsung's 8 nm; at the same time, the RTX 2060's mining capabilities have been overtaken by graphics cards from the Ampere family, meaning that miners most likely will not look at these as viable options for mining, thus improving availability for consumers as well. If the card does keep close to its expected $300 price-point upon release, of course.
Source: Videocardz
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31 Comments on Gigabyte Registers Four NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB Graphics Cards With the EEC

#1
Dristun
More or less the same hashrate as 3060LHR at (presumably) slightly lower price when ordered straight from AIBs or regional distributors - gonna be going straight to the farms. It's never going to be available at 300$ in current market conditions outside of the usual raffle/in-store promotions that only happen in the US anyway.
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#2
Chomiq
This is pure nonsense and waste of resources.
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#3
MaenadFIN
S.T.A.R.S.
Wonder what the price'll be like. The normal 2060 goes for 529EUR on its lowest which is already insane.
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Jill Christine ValentineWonder what the price'll be like. The normal 2060 goes for 529EUR on its lowest which is already insane.
It doesnt matter. No one but scalpers will be able to buy it and it will be triple the price.
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#5
MaenadFIN
S.T.A.R.S.
CrAsHnBuRnXpIt doesnt matter. No one but scalpers will be able to buy it and it will be triple the price.
That's insane when considering that it's an almost 3 year old mid-tier card.
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#7
kmetek
I want NO STOCK EDITION.

Just 899€
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#8
Valantar
ChomiqThis is pure nonsense and waste of resources.
I mean, if there wasn't a GDDR shortage up until now, this kind of guarantees there will be one. Wth does this GPU need 12GB for?
kmetekI want NO STOCK EDITION.

Just 899€
Hey, there's always "EBAY SCALPER EDITION", just €1299, plus what you receive is a brick packed in bubble wrap.
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#9
Chomiq
kmetekI want NO STOCK EDITION.

Just 899€
They're all no stock edition.
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
ValantarI mean, if there wasn't a GDDR shortage up until now, this kind of guarantees there will be one. Wth does this GPU need 12GB for?
Moar memory=moar sales at higher MSRP = moar money for nvidia and board partners.
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#11
Valantar
TheinsanegamerNMoar memory=moar sales at higher MSRP = moar money for nvidia and board partners.
Well, sure, but it's also useless garbage wasting components that could have been used for literally 2x as many GPUs instead. I guess that means stocks are limited elsewhere, but it's still wasteful and dumb.
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#12
Bomby569
somebody saves us, this is getting ridiculous
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#13
Rob94hawk
"$300" LOL Who wrote that? Really.
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#14
RandallFlagg
Bomby569somebody saves us, this is getting ridiculous
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#15
Bomby569
they are using tsmc for the gpu's so they will be no help
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#16
_Flare
Unless they produce a billion of these cards, they will cost 600 or more, period.
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#17
Dragokar
RandallFlagg
Not available anyway edition.
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#19
RandallFlagg
Bomby569they are using tsmc for the gpu's so they will be no help
Not really. Look at the AMD allocation in 2020 vs 2021, and at what Intel allocation is for 2021. Intel has used TSMC for a long time for various purposes, but they are going to have 8.2% of TSMCs allocation in 2021. AMD is expected to be at 9.2%, and Apple ~24%.

"In 2019, before the full launch of the 7nm process at AMD, Intel was an even bigger customer than that, with a 5.2% revenue share. Last year, in 2020, it accounted for 6.0% of sales, so AMD has already outgrown it with 7.3%. However, Intel will also increase the amount of money spent at TSMC, this year in 2021 it should make 8.2%. That’s just over Broadcom, and if that order really comes true, Intel would paradoxically be the third largest client after Apple and AMD…"

www.newsy-today.com/tsmcs-largest-customers-amd-nvidia-and-intels-share-of-sales/
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#20
Bomby569
RandallFlaggNot really. Look at the AMD allocation in 2020 vs 2021, and at what Intel allocation is for 2021. Intel has used TSMC for a long time for various purposes, but they are going to have 8.2% of TSMCs allocation in 2021. AMD is expected to be at 9.2%, and Apple ~24%.

"In 2019, before the full launch of the 7nm process at AMD, Intel was an even bigger customer than that, with a 5.2% revenue share. Last year, in 2020, it accounted for 6.0% of sales, so AMD has already outgrown it with 7.3%. However, Intel will also increase the amount of money spent at TSMC, this year in 2021 it should make 8.2%. That’s just over Broadcom, and if that order really comes true, Intel would paradoxically be the third largest client after Apple and AMD…"

www.newsy-today.com/tsmcs-largest-customers-amd-nvidia-and-intels-share-of-sales/
mind you that there are at least 3 different versions of the TSMC 7Nm, you can't just compare percentages like that.
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#21
RandallFlagg
Bomby569mind you that there are at least 3 different versions of the TSMC 7Nm, you can't just compare percentages like that.
That's not limited to 7nm, that's wafer allocation.
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#22
Bomby569
RandallFlaggThat's not limited to 7nm, that's wafer allocation.
what i am saying you don't know what versions those percentages belong to.
One example, the consoles will stay on a older version and AMD will have a higher % there, but not on the best version for the newest CPU's.
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#23
RandallFlagg
Bomby569what i am saying you don't know what versions those percentages belong to.
One example, the consoles will stay on a older version and AMD will have a higher % there, but not on the best version for the newest CPU's.
That is true but the percentage of wafers for both AMD and Intel is going up, while Nvidia and Qualcomm are going down (switching to Samsung). Smaller vendors like ASIC are also going down. Keep in mind that AMD + Intel + Apple together is 8.2+9.2+24 = 41.4% of TSMCs capacity, so it's not like they can't bid more capacity. That's how those 3 got the capacity in the first place, they out bid other companies.

Intel is actually the one ramping up on TSMC in a big way, that's a 70% increase in Intel's share of their wafer production and those are 2021 numbers.
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#24
lynx29
CrAsHnBuRnXpIt doesnt matter. No one but scalpers will be able to buy it and it will be triple the price.
yep, it's never been a shortage problem at all. it's been a new method of doing business has been figured out, and scalpers have figured out how to buy ALL inventory because there are now so many of them, and then to raise prices. it will never end unless government steps in and puts a stop to it.
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