Hey, an actual RTX 2060 12GB is in stock and, uh oh, it’s £515

Nvidia’s RTX 2060 12GB has landed. Sadly though, it’s not the bargain we hoped it might be. A store in the UK by the name of Punch Technology has stock of a Zotac version. And It’s, uh, £515. That’s not quite the market flooding bargain we hoped for. If that £515 turns out to be a representative retail price of the card, then the RTX 2060 12GB a dud.

The hope was that the RTX 2060 12GB was to be something of a market circuit breaker. The veteran Turing TU106 GPU was resurrected to deliver reasonable performance at a relatively decent price. As it’s an older card produced on a less cutting edge 12nm process with cheap-ish GDDR6, Nvidia and its partners should be able to produce them in large numbers. It’s almost three years since the release of the RTX 2060 6GB, so it’s not like Nvidia has to try and recoup R&D costs.

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The Nvidia RTX 3070 and AMD RX 6700 XT side by side on a colourful background

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