Unlike AMD who often tends to regularly allow its AIB partners to handle the design of their lower-tier graphics cards, generally speaking, Nvidia has nearly always launched some kind of ‘Founders Edition’ model. Admittedly, not all the time, but often enough for most people to presume that the upcoming revised 2060, featuring 12GB of VRAM, was probably going to get some kind of ‘in-house’ release.
Following a report via Videocardz, however, Nvidia has confirmed that there will be no Founders Edition of its newly revised 2060!
Given that the original 2060 did have a Founders Edition model, the news is certainly quite surprising. This may, however, be indicative of the fact that this newly revised version is going to be significantly removed from the original design despite sharing the same name. As we have noted in previous articles, the specifications of the 2060 are notably more in line with the 2060 SUPER, which, as some of you may recall, was effectively just a watered-down version of the standard 2070.
The bottom line though is that the new 12GB 2060 graphics card is going to hit the market only via Nvidia’s AIB partners such as MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, etc.
Given that graphics cards are being sold way in excess of their so-called official price, the only ray of sunshine consumers have been getting was the fact that Nvidia was sticking with their MSRP for their 30XX Founders Edition models. Even, incidentally, if some (well, many!) retailers were not. – With this new 2060 not getting an ‘FE’, however, this basically means we’re at the mercy of AIB partners who will undoubtedly look to charge us as much as they possibly can for this GPU, even if it is basically last-gen technology.
Put simply, expect this to cost in excess of $350, and possibly higher for certain models with more aesthetic bell and whistles attached to it.
Still, compared to everything else that isn’t available to buy right now, this still seems to potentially represent a solid short to mid-term option for consumers desperate for even a moderate upgrade.
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!
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