Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU-Z Support Indicates An Imminent Reveal From Nvidia

There has been a lot of talk about Nvidia RTX 2060 on the internet despite Nvidia being silent about it. Following a string of leaks and rumors, the RTX 2060 support has been added to GPU-Z, hinting that Nvidia is ready to reveal the RTX 2060.

GPU-Z is a third-party monitoring and GPU diagnostic utility. It is important for the software to include support for every GPU in order to work as intended.

The addition of the Nvidia RTX 2060 support to GPU-Z indicates that Nvidia is ready to reveal the mid-range GPU. The support for the RTX 2060 was added to GPU-Z version v2.16.0 just a few days ago.

GPU-Z v2.16.0

  • When a UWD/DCH driver is detected on Windows 10, it will be displayed as “DCH” in driver version
  • Advanced tab now includes an entry showing DCH driver status on Windows 10
  • Added EVGA iCX support for RTX 2080 FTW3 and RTX 2080 Ti FTW3
  • Fixed GPU-Z crash on AMD Polaris
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
  • Splash screen is now DPI aware
  • Fixed sensor list not fully visible on some DPI settings
  • Fixed rendering artifacts when resizing sensor window
  • Moved “check for updates” setting to main settings panel

Speaking of the RTX 2060, while Nvidia is making us wait for its reveal, the mobility versions of RTX 2060 have leaked online. These leaked GPUs include Nvidia RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Max-Q mobility.

The leak suggests that RTX 2060 Mobility comes with 6 GB of VRAM, 960 MHz max core clock speed, and 1750 MHz of the bus clock frequency. The RTX 2060 Max-Q comes with 6 GB of VRAM and 975 MHz of max core clock speed.

Not only that, the leak also revealed how well the Nvidia RTX 2060 performs. Reportedly, the RTX 2060 performs better compared to Nvidia GTX 1070 Max-Q. However, it is slightly weak compared to GTX 1070 for laptops.

The leak comes shortly after the rumor that RTX 2070 Mobility based laptops are coming in 2019. Reportedly, Nvidia will reveal both RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Max-Q mobility at CES 2019 and will be the focus of the presentation.

Furthermore, driver embargo for the RTX 2070 mobility ends on January 26, 2019. Presumably, the gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX Mobility GPUs will be available following January 26.

However, I personally don’t expect Nvidia Mobility GPUs to feature real-time ray tracing support. But, if Nvidia manages to squeeze that in then that would be a technical achievement.

Aside from the laptop version of the GPU, the desktop version of the RTX 2060 recently pooped up in Final Fantasy 15 benchmarks. According to the benchmarks, the RTX 2060 is faster compared to the GTX 1070 Ti, hinting at a significant performance leap over a generation.

There is one thing that bothers me which is that the leaks and rumors are referring 2060 as the RTX 2060. Given that Nvidia has confirmed RTX 2070 the minimum requirement for Ray Tracing, 2060 won’t support real-time ray tracing and should be branded GTX 2060.

The point being, all of these rumors and leaks could potentially be fake. So take these with a grain of salt.