According to a report from WCCFTech, NVIDIA’s budget Ampere GPU, the RTX 3060 is going to launch in the last week of February. Unlike the existing 30 series cards, this will be the first GPU without a reference (FE) model, and all the variants will come from NVIDIA’s AIB partners. Also unlike the older Ampere parts, this is expected to be a hard launch with ample supply, unless, of course, miners don’t empty retail shelves beforehand.
The board partners are supposed to start sending review samples to the press from the 19th of Feb, with the embargo lifting in the last week of Feb (28th most likely), and the retail units will go on sale the next day.
|Graphics Card Name||GPU||FP32 Cores||Memory||Memory Bus||Bandwidth|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090||GA102-300||10,496||24GB GDDR6X||384-bit||936GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti||GA102-250||10,496||20GB GDDR6X||320-bit||760GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||GA102-200||8,704||10GB GDDR6X||320-bit||760GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti||GA104-400||7,424||8GB GDDR6X||320-bit||760GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||GA104-300||5,888||8GB GDDR6||256-bit||448GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||GA104-200||4,864||8GB GDDR6||256-bit||448GB/s|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||GA106-300||3,840||12GB GDDR6||192-bit|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||GA106||3,584||6GB GDDR6||160-bit?|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050||GA107-300||2,304||4GB/6GB GDDR6||128/160-bit|
The RTX 3060 is an unusual product. It features more memory than its elder higher-end sibling, the RTX 3060 Ti, 12GB vs 8GB. However, the two cards are based on different dies. While the 3060 leverages the GA106-300 die, the 3060 Ti is based on the same GA104 die as the RTX 3070. As such, the latter has a wider bus width and bandwidth of 256-bit and 448GB/s, respectively.
The RTX 3060, on the other hand, has a lower core count of 3,584, with a base and boost clock of 1,320MHz and 1,777MHz, respectively. It is paired with a slimmer 192-bit bus, resulting in a bandwidth of 260GB/s, courtesy of the 15GB/s memory.
In terms of pricing, the RTX 3060 will be priced at $329 while the Ti costs $399. The former has a TDP of 170W while the latter draws a bit more than 200W.