Nvidia Partners Stealth Launch RTX 2060 12GB Cards

Nvidia’s partners have begun listing RTX 2060 12GB cards online (shout out to @momomo_us). The cards currently listed online consist of models from Galax and Gainward, Gigabyte, and Zotac — and we expect cards from other Asus, EVGA, MSI, and more to show up soon as well. Here’s the quick rundown of what we’ve seen so far.

Galax

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Galax RTX 2060 12GB Grand Admiral Max

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Galax RTX 2060 12GB Ritch Max Pro

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Galax has three RTX 2060 12GB models on its Chinese website right now: The RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Snapdragon MAX Pro, RTX 2060 General MAX, and RTX 2060 General MAX OC. (Note that those are Google translations of the Chinese market names, though the cards may also only be sold in Asia.) As far as we can tell, the “MAX” line denotes 2060 SKUs with 12GB of VRAM.

Despite the lengthy name, the Snapdragon MAX Pro is Galax’s lower-end 2060 12GB SKU, with a dual-fan configuration and dual-slot width. The card comes in a matte black finish accented by silver and blue accents. Based on the photos, the card does not appear to have RGB or LED lighting of any sort. On the English site, there’s a single RTX 2060 12GB Plus, which appears to correspond to the “Snapdragon” but with slightly different coloring and potentially with RGB fans.

The card comes with a relatively simple rear I/O consisting of individual DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections. Auxiliary power will be provided by a single 8-pin connector at the top, allowing the card to hit its maximum rated power limit of 184W.

The RTX 2060 “General” MAX is Galax’s 2060 12GB flagship card. It features a much larger triple-fan cooler design, and is slightly more than a dual-slot thickness. The card shares the same color scheme as the “Snapdragon,” but with a lot more matte-black coloring in the middle of the shroud.

The General MAX comes in both vanilla and factory overclocked models. Like the “Snapdragon,” the vanilla SKU operates at Nvidia’s default 1650MHz boost specification, while the factory OC version increases that boost frequency to 1695MHz.

Gainward

Gainward RTX 2060 12GB Wind Chaser

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Gainward is also a sub-brand of parent company Palit, just like Galax. It currently only released specifications for a single RTX 2060 12GB SKU called the “RTX 2060 Chasing Wind 12GB” (according to Google translate). This card looks like the same core design as the “Snapdragon” Galax card, but with a modified shroud design that’s a bit more… let’s call it “eye catching.”

The shroud is matte black but with red accents and some protrusions near the back of the card — perhaps they’re supposed to be dragon scales, or maybe fan blades to echo the chasing wind name? The card has a slight factory OC relative to Nvidia’s official specs, but it’s only increased by 15MHz to 1665MHz — hardly worth the trouble.

Zotac

Zotac RTX 2060 12GB Twin Fan

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Zotac offers a single RTX 2060 12GB Gaming Twin Fan model. Whether more models are forthcoming will depend heavily on whether Nvidia has enough TU106 GPUs to make it worth the effort. Given the relatively  quiet nature of this launch, we wouldn’t count on much.

The Zotac RTX 2060 12GB Gaming Twin Fan remains very similar to its 6GB version, featuring a very compact twin-fan cooler design consisting of dual 90mm fans and a dual-heatpipe heatsink configuration. The card measures 209.6mm x 119.3mm x 41mm. Aesthetics also remain the same with the card covered in a matte-grey finish, accented by white Zotac logos and black 90mm fans.