Earlier leaks put the RTX 2060 pretty close to the RTX 2070, at least in terms of specifications, and we will probably see the same 12nm TU106 GPU, but with 1920 CUDA cores, 120 TMUs, and 48 ROPs, as well as 6GB of 14Gbps clocked GDDR6 memory running on a 192-bit memory interface.
The one thing that is still unknown is the number of Tensor and RT Cores but it should be enough to enable at least some of the Nvidia Raytracing effects at reasonable resolutions.
Andreas Schilling from Hardwareluxx has confirmed that Nvidia AIC partners have marketing material and are gearing up for the launch in January, with a possible announcement scheduled for CES 2019 show and launch coming sometime in the second week of January.
#GeForceRTX2060 for desktop is real! (For those who still had doubts) Marketing material for the smallest #Turing expansion is arriving at the manufacturers marketing divisions. Beside 6 GB of #GDDR6 I can not confirm any tech specs. Stay tuned for the second week of January! pic.twitter.com/xaorlA6JLd— Andreas Schilling (@aschilling) December 16, 2018
Performance-wise, the RTX 2060 could fit snugly between the GTX 1070 Ti and the RTX 2070. Unfortunately, the price is still unknown but some rumors suggest it could land at $349, which would put a lot of pressure on AMD and its lineup, especially if Nvidia includes a good game bundle at the launch.
In any case, a mid-range RTX series graphics card is certainly coming.