As if the Titanium and SUPER brandings weren’t enough, NVIDIA is reportedly introducing a third performance tier to its increasingly elaborate stack of GeForce RTX 30 Series products. Wccftech has shared a story suggesting that ASUS is releasing a new graphics card as part of its TUF Gaming lineup called the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra.
“As per our sources, NVIDIA is rebranding the GeForce RTX 3060 as the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra,” the author wrote. “It is stated that the Ultra tier is spec’d above the Ti and SUPER variants and as such, this card features a beefier memory interface and top of the line cooling solutions even though the GPU it is based on is a mainstream design.”
ASUS’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra purportedly leverages the GA104 GPU and boasts 3,840 CUDA Cores, as well as 12 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory bus. The card also features a 2.7-slot design and an aluminum shroud that’s typical of the TUF Gaming series. Pricing is said to begin at $449.
So, what’s next? A GeForce RTX 3070 Ultra, GeForce RTX 3080 Ultra, and GeForce RTX 3090 Ultra? Time will tell, but we’re going to go ahead and assume that they’ll be just as difficult to find as most every other Ampere graphics card.