Nvidia is supposed to plan to resurrect the RTX 2060 GPU with double the VRAM, but a modder has already made such a g cardraphique, going the DIY route to embed the same amount of additional video memory.
This is another effort from the Russian hardware modder VIK-on which previously boosted VRAM on including by pasting 22 Go on R from Nvidia TX 2080 Ti and double the RTX 3070 at 16 GB .
Like VideoCardz reports, this time the modder put 12 GB on an Asus RTX 2060, the GPU being successfully identified by tools like GPU-Z with this memory configuration validated. The DIY board apparently works "fine", but there is an issue around sending the host PC in the occasional black screen crash (a bug seen with previous similar VRAM mod efforts, and a which can be bypassed).
This project is interesting because, as mentioned at the beginning, the rumor mill insists that Nvidia is about to launch its own re-released RTX 2060 with 12 GB of VRAM instead of 6 GB of loading on the original Turing GPU. The idea being that this will help the card stay relevant for those looking for a decent 1080p option (and frustrated with the ongoing stock issues around contemporary GPUs).
Nvidia should be able to complete Ampere produced with this resurrected RTX 2060 when it theoretically emerges December 7th , but as always, treat this prospect with caution - although VideoCardz claims the alleged launch date is still on the right track, and as recently confirmed by Overclocking.com with their sources.
Analysis: Does this tell us anything about what to expect from Nvidia's RTX 2060?
We'll know soon enough if Nvidia's RTX 2060 with 12GB of VRAM is real, given that the launch date is (right) fifteen days from now. The new version of the GPU shouldn't make any other changes except for this RAM boost .
When VIK-on doubled the VRAM on the RTX 3070, it was shown to run Watch Dogs: Legion noticeably smoother, but this time around the RTX 2060 beefed up. has not been subjected to any game paces. However, the modder tested the 2060 with 12 GB of crypto-mining and the Unigine Superposition benchmark, finding roughly similar performance to the vanilla 6 GB model.
Doubling up the VRAM to 12GB may not make any difference in some games either, but titles that push memory requirements more should obviously benefit from more headroom when graphics settings are pushed higher. Apparently. , we might see more tests on this DIY 2060 model in the near future, so it will be worth keeping an eye out for this, and any findings on the performgame ances that may be released.