While the RTX 2060 12 GB had the ambition to mitigate breakage issues, it turns out that less than 24 hours after its launch the card is … out of stock.
The Nvidia RTX 2060 12GB was somewhat presented as a viable solution to offset the shortages, which are particularly rampant for mid-range graphics cards. However, it is very difficult in Europe and especially in France to find the new card in stock and even if there are offers, the price is quite indecent with nothing below 650 euros. Some models even go up to 700 euros without any problem.
A difficult launch for Nvidia
Basically it is a variant of the Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER with a lower memory bandwidth. It is equipped with a TU106-300 graphics processor comprising 2176 CUDA cores. The major problem is that according to early feedback, this card is actually better in crypto mining than the RTX 3060, which automatically causes a lot of stock issues.
Finally for minors?
Difficult to understand this strategy on the part of the manufacturer. In any case, Nvidia does not seem to have communicated much on its new card. Could it be that it is ultimately aimed more at minors than players? Time to make the RTX 3060 more accessible …
According to PCMarket, the card offers a hash rate of 31.65 MH / s against 22.17 MH / s for the RTX 3060, all with less power consumption (83.44 Watts against 116.05 W for the RTX 3060). In short, a “all-profit” card for a minor and much less for the poor players who are desperately trying to find one.