https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-to-reintroduce-geforce-rtx-2060-and-rtx-2060-super-to-the-market Though the article doesn't explicitly state that that is the reason, it is my best educated guess on why. It makes sense that all the 8nm is busy making high margin 3070, 3080, 3090 chips and doesn't have the capacity to produce the relatively lower margin 3060. It does seem a bit sad they haven't at least attempted to bring the 3060 to 12nm, but with an extra 2000 cuda cores, I suppose the chip would be too big to be economical. Add in the recent "gotta beat AMD" (make the 3060 12gb) and the extra ram probably adds too much to the cost. Can't make enough 8nm. Can't actually add all the ram you promised and meet the price. Have board partners screaming for chips. Customers screaming for cards. So, what to do? Have a perfectly functional 12nm line sitting idle... No time to rejig everything... Relaunch!