As of this writing, NVIDIA will no longer manufacture its GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER graphics processing units (GPUs). The Chinese website My Drivers has reported that NVIDIA is discontinuing chip shipments to partners, meaning the product will be pulled from shelves within a few short months.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is a lower-middle-range graphics card that is well-known for being both affordable and equipped with Ray Tracing technology. The initial release of the GPU occurred at the beginning of 2019, and it had 6GB of RAM. NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 debuted with 8 GB of RAM in July of the same year, followed by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER with 12 GB in 2021. It appears that prior to the RTX 4080 launch, NVIDIA did not anticipate that releasing many versions of the same graphics card would lead to consumer confusion. Though it is unclear if NVIDIA would also formally cancel the current version of the RTX 2060, with 12 GB, at the end of 2021, when bitcoin mining was at an all-time high, the card also made its debut to a hungry consumer public. NVIDIA has not yet announced that these models would be discontinued.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is the second most popular graphics card among gamers, behind only the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. The survey estimates that about 6% of Steam users have an RTX 2060.