NVIDIA quietly released a new GeForce RTX 2060 near the end of 2021. This new card is a 12GB model, having double the VRAM compared to the original 6GB model. At first, it was assumed that the new card was released to alleviate supply issues caused by cryptocurrency mining. In reality, the RTX 2060 12GB was released to take advantage of the situation and provide GPUs to miners in an effort to maximize profits. Put simply, this is a decent card for miners, rather than gamers, with its improved hashrate.
For more information about the specifications, overclock settings, and hashrates of the RTX 2060 12GB for different mining algorithms, keep reading.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB GDDR6 Specifications :
MSRP : $600
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores : 2176
Tensor Cores : 272
RT Cores : 34
Single Precision Performance : 7.181 TFLOPS
Base Clock : 1470 MHz
Boost Clock : 1650 MHz
Memory Speed : 14 Gbps
Standard Memory Config : 12GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width : 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth : 336.0 GB/s
Maximum Digital Resolution : 7680×4320 @60Hz
Graphics Card Dimensions : Length : 9″ – Width : 4.4” – Height : 1.4” – Slot Width : Dual-slot
Graphics Card Power : 184 W
Maximum GPU temperature : 88 °C
Recommended System Power : 450 W
System Interface : PCIe 3.0 x16
Power Connectors : 1x 8-pin
Display Connectors : 1x DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x USB Type-C
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB GDDR6 mining hashrate for each algorithm tested by Red Panda Mining :
|Ethereum||Ethash||36.21 MH/s||85||398 kH/W||1100 Core, 2000 Memory, 60 Fan|
|Ravencoin||Kawpow||18.01 MH/s||125||145 kH/W||+100 Core, +1200 Memory, 60 Fan, 125 PL|
|Cortex||Equihash 192.7||2.31 G/s||124||18.63 G/mW||+100 Core, +1200 Memory, 60 Fan, 125 PL|
|Flux||Equihash 125.4||40.22 Sol/s||124||0.33 Sol/W||+140 Core, +1200 Memory, 100 Fan, 125 PL|
|Ergo||Autolykos||69.51 MH/s||83||837 kH/W||1060 Core, 2000 Memory, 60 Fan|
|Conflux||Octopus||34.90 MH/s||106||332 kH/W||1060 Core, 2000 Memory, 60 Fan|
|Conceal||CryptoNightConceal||1.157 kH/s||71||15.70 H/W||1060 Core, 2000 Memory, 60 Fan|
|Firo||Firopow||20.48 MH/s||150||138 kH/W||+120 Core, 2000 Memory, 100 Fan, 150 PL|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB GDDR6 mining hashrate for each algorithm tested by NiceHash [ Power Consumption 90 Watts/Hour ]:
DaggerHashimoto [ EtHash : (ETH) & (ETC) ] Ethereum Mining Hashrate : 36 MH/s
ZHash Mining Hashrate : 17 Sol/s
BeamV3 Mining Hashrate : 10 Sol/s
GrinCuckatoo31 Mining Hashrate : 0.23 G/s
The NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB does not feature the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) algorithm, meaning that the card’s mining performance is not limited by NVIDIA. Moreover, from the hashrate information above, the NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB model is seemingly an improved version of the 6GB model, producing slightly higher hashrates than the older card. You may try the overclock settings above to squeeze more power out of the NVIDIA RTX 2060 12GB.
However, the RTX 2060 12 GB model may consume additional power, especially for Ethereum mining. According to Red Panda Mining, the difference in power consumption when mining Ethereum could be due to the memory. The 6GB card tested by Red Panda Mining utilizes Samsung GDDR6 memory and consumes over 65W. In contrast, the 12GB card, which uses Micron memory, consumed over 90 W.
To summarize, due to the larger memory, if you are mining memory-based coins, the RTX 2060 12GB may be more efficient than its 6GB counterpart. However, if you are more focused on coins with core-dependent mining algorithms, there would not be much difference between the two RTX 2060 models.
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