It’s been rumored for a while that NVIDIA has plans to launch its fourth Turing card as the RTX 2060, and all hints point to a launch taking place in the weeks ahead. If other rumors also prove true, we could be seeing another GeForce soon after – that one dubbed GTX 2050 or 1150.
The folks at VideoCardz have received some scoops this week tackling both, with a post today hinting at multiple variants of the RTX 2060. Those include 3, 4, and 6GB models, available with either GDDR5 or GDDR6. We’d assume the GDDR5 would refer to the newer GDDR5X, since it seems like a natural progression, and this isn’t really a low-end product.
EVGA’s soon-to-be-last-gen GeForce GTX 1060
The GTX 1060 came in 3, 5, and 6GB flavors, so the removal of the 5GB model and introduction of a 4GB model is interesting. 6GB seems like a good amount of VRAM for the performance the card should offer, but the 3GB variant doesn’t grab me. I’m sure it’s fine for the vast majority of current workloads, but 3GB is awfully close to 2GB, and many benchmarks will complain about cards with only that much. At the same time, our games are going to continually demand more from our systems.
As if the RTX 2060 isn’t intriguing enough on its own, we saw even more rumor yesterday of the GTX 2050 or 1150 (or 1150 Ti). Given there are two names there, you can probably tell that everyone is uncertain about the final name. It could be that NVIDIA could call it 1150 (or Ti) in order to differentiate itself from the Turing cards. At the same time, even without RTX in the name, GTX 2050 might lead people to think it’d have Tensor and RT cores on tap, when it won’t.
Whatever that card ends up becoming, it’s said to have 896 CUDA cores, which should put it in between a GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 in performance. It’d also be the first GPU NVIDIA’s produced with that number of cores (including on the the workstation and server side).