News EVGA's RTX 2060 KO Arriving in Both TU104 and TU106 Variants

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So TU106 is used in the 2070, 2070 Super, and 2080 and the TU104 is used in the 2060, 2060 Super, and 2070. Did I get that right?

There's a line that reads, "Keep in mind that the TU104 die is a much larger chip than the TU106 and houses up to 3,072 CUDA cores. " Why is the TU104 a larger die when its meant to drive smaller graphics cards? Was this a typo?
 
I think it's the use of imperfect TU104s that will come in here? I guess?

All I could think when reading this is to kind of wail "Dammit, Nvidia! Just because AMD is doing weird stuff with the 5600, don't YOU guys start with the craziness!"
 

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So TU106 is used in the 2070, 2070 Super, and 2080 and the TU104 is used in the 2060, 2060 Super, and 2070. Did I get that right?

There's a line that reads, "Keep in mind that the TU104 die is a much larger chip than the TU106 and houses up to 3,072 CUDA cores. " Why is the TU104 a larger die when its meant to drive smaller graphics cards? Was this a typo?
Maybe the article has been corrected, but right now it says...

Nvidia utilizes TU106 for its RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070. The TU104 die, on the other hand, is for the higher end models, such as the RTX 2070 Super, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Super.
 
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MatBailie

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I think it's the use of imperfect TU104s that will come in here? I guess?

All I could think when reading this is to kind of wail "Dammit, Nvidia! Just because AMD is doing weird stuff with the 5600, don't YOU guys start with the craziness!"
Well, yeah, that's what Intel, AMD and nVidia have been doing for Decades. Imperfect but functioning chips get binned as lower tier products. The only change here is that the binning for TU104 is being extended one tier lower than previously. Yowser, how wierd...

Oh, and it's even written in the article...

The TU104-150 dies found in the RTX 2060 KO Gaming are most likely those that didn't make the cut for the more powerful models.
 
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This article is just flat out wrong. Whoever wrote it misunderstood what Steve from Gamers Nexus was saying. The KO cards all have the TU104 dies. This goes for the regular KO's as well as the "Ultra" version.
 
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