The specifications of NVIDIA’s mid-range Ampere stack have also surfaced on the internet. As per Kimi, both the RTX 3060 and 3050 Ti will be based on the GA106 die, featuring 3840 and 3584 FP32 cores, respectively.
There’s no word on the VRAM and bus-width, but looking at NVIDIA’s history in this segment, the RTX 3060 will likely feature a 192-bit bus, paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. The RTX 3050 Ti, on the other hand, will come with a 128-bit bus (or a 160-bit bus in clamshell mode) with 4-8GB of VRAM. Please keep in mind that these are early rumors and the specifications may change before the actual release date.
The RTX naming scheme for the 3050 Ti means that the entire Ampere lineup will feature ray-tracing this time around. It’ll be interesting to see how the lower-end cards perform in the more intensive ray-traced titles like Watch Dogs Legion, Control and Metro Exodus. DLSS will certainly be a must to get playable performance.