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NVIDIA Announces the RTX 3060 Graphics Card w/ 12GB VRAM: Starting @ $329

During its special broadcast as part of CES 2021, NVIDIA announced the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060, the first $329 RTX graphics card. It will feature some major improvements over the RTX 2060 with 50% more VRAM, higher RT and Tensor performance, and a raw FP32 output of 13 TFLOPs.

  • 13 shader-TFLOPs
  • 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing
  • 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
  • 192-bit memory interface
  • 12GB of GDDR6 memory

Resizable BAR will be supported on the GeForce RTX 30 Series starting with the RTX 3060. When combined with a compatible motherboard, this advanced PCI Express technology enables all of the GPU memory to be accessed by the CPU at once, providing a performance boost in many games. The RTX 3060 will be available starting from late Feb 2021 from OEM partners like ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. There will be no Founders’ Edition model. Considering the expenses surrounding the Ampere design, it’ll be interesting to see whether NVIDIA’s partners are able to hit the recommended price tag of $329 without compromising the heatsink and cooling.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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