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VideoCardz has shared the first image of ASUS’ TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. While NVIDIA hasn’t officially announced this new branch of Ampere yet (it’s expected to do so during CES 2021), what we do already know is that this particular GPU will feature somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,584 CUDA Cores—around 1,280 less than its stronger, Titanium-infused sibling. Contrastingly, this model features 12 GB of GDDR6 memory, which is 4 GB more than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

“It is alleged that the RTX 3060 12GB will have a different GPU variant than previously reported,” VideoCardz noted. “Basically, the GA106-400 SKU has been replaced with GA106-300, which means that both RTX 3060 12GB and ‘rumored’ RTX 3060 6GB would now offer the same specifications. The 6GB version has been delayed, in fact, some sources claim it might even be canceled.”

SpecificationsGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
GPUGA104-200GA106-300
CUDA Cores4864~3584
RT Cores38~28
Tensors/TMUs152~112
Memory8 GB GDDR612 GB GDDR6
Memory Clock14 GbpsTBC
Memory Bus256-bit192-bit
TGP/TBP~180WTBC
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020TBC

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2 Comments

  1. I simply do not understand putting more memory in lower tier cards. Is this to draw bitcoin miners? I seem to remember them being more interested in memory capacity and speed rather than processors….

  2. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 27130, member: 215″]
    I simply do not understand putting more memory in lower tier cards. Is this to draw bitcoin miners? I seem to remember them being more interested in memory capacity and speed rather than processors….
    [/QUOTE]

    It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. Basically, people think that RAM equates to speed. A card with more RAM is obviously faster than another one with less RAM. I used to see this all the time with cards like the FX 5200. Plenty of models had RAM that nearly matched the high end cards. Not that they were fast enough to do anything with it. But, they sold in droves.

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