Nvidia’s announcement of the new Turing card was definitely not a surprise, considering its been an open secret since September. The way it was announced however was a little out there… Nvidia only decided to make a silent update to its website and release a short statement for the press:
“The price will vary depending on the specific model and region. It is a premium version of the RTX 2060 6GB and we expect the price to reflect that. Please contact our AIC partners for specific product details and pricing”
Nvidia confirmed that the card features 2176 CUDA cores and is essentially an RTX 2060 Super with a lower bandwidth of memory. It was also confirmed of a ‘Founders Edition’ As shown in the spec below:
In graphicCard.com original reporting we concluded the introduction of Nvidia’s own design as good news for consumers, to either buy the card at MSRP through Nvidia’s own webstore or through their selected retail partner. An AIB launch however would mean that MRSP might not be on the cards as AIB margins and retail overcharged are included in the final price.
Unfortunately it seems that the ‘Founders Edition’ has already been removed from their website- mistake maybe?
TechPowerUp has confirmed with their sources at board partners, that their cards will indeed be the only version of the RTX 2060 12 GB cards:
“Nvidia has updated their website to remove the “Founders Edition” part from their specs page […]. We confirmed with Nvidia that there will be no RTX 2060 12 GB Founders Edition, only custom designs by their various board partners”
Nvidia RTX 2060 12GB official launch date is currently December 7th