Multiple GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards with GA104 GPUs have been listed by Galax and Gainward. It is not uncommon for NVIDIA to provide partners with alternate, cut-down dies, as they are the easiest to adapt to. These are usually repurposed GPUs that don’t meet their originally intended specifications. They are often leftovers from x60 Ti or x70 cards. NVIDIA may have only given these GPUs to sellers in China. Galax’s models include GA106-302/GA104-150 GPUs, while Gainward’s include the GA106-300 as well. Product specifications are expected to be the same for each version of their respective variants.
The chip has a maximum of 6144 CUDA cores so an RTX 3060 with 3584 CUDA cores will mean that almost 50% of the chip will be disabled. But that also means that those defective dies that aren’t good enough for RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards aren’t going to waste as more RTX 3060 GPUs will end up being produced for the gaming segment. -WccfTech
The GA104-150 is the new GPU, a cut-down mid-range GPU that would otherwise not fit into any other GA104-based model. NVIDIA decided to sell those chips to certain AIBs, and from the looks of it, only Chinese brands for now. -VideoCardz