NVIDIA has been secretly readying the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Card. The Ampere-based graphics card would obviously sit below the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. It seems NVIDIA could officially release the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in the middle of next month. However, considering the delays and supply-chain issues with the GeForce RTX 3070, it is quite likely the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti could be available a little later.
In an attempt to steal the spotlight from the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series of RDNA 2-based Graphics Cards, NVIDIA appears to be ready with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The new graphics card should be priced very aggressively and appeal to entry-level gamers. However, being based on the new Ampere Core Architecture, the new NVIDIA Graphics Card from the 3000 Series should offer some tough competition to AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series, especially in the sub-$400 price segment.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Specifications, Features:
It is important to note that NVIDIA hasn’t yet officially confirmed the existence of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Card. In fact, the company has a few such mystery graphics cards that could be intentionally withheld to counter AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series of Graphics Cards. So far, NVIDIA has offered details on just three Graphics Cards from the RTX 3000 Series.According to a recently leaked GPU-Z validation, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti exists and is the second graphics card from NVIDIA based on Ampere GA104 GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will feature GA104-200 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores. This is about 1024 cores or 8 SMs fewer than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. However, just like the RTX 3070, the 3060 Ti will pack 8GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps. Similarly, the memory bus width will remain at 256-bits, which should provide 448 GB/s of bandwidth.
According to the leaked validation, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti would have a Base Clock of 1410 MHz and a Boost Clock of 1665 MHz. Both the clock speeds were reported as default by the software. The RTX 3060 Ti appears to be made by board partner HP. Although NVIDIA has not yet confirmed the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, NVIDIA board partners or AIBs should be quite busy with their own iterations.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Price and Availability:
NVIDIA hasn’t officially acknowledged the existence of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. In fact, there’s no confirmation about any ‘Ti’ variant belonging to the new GeForce RTX 3000 Series of Graphics Cards.NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 is already being compared to last year’s flagship RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 3060 Ti apparently sits below the RTX 3070. If launched, it will compete directly against the budget graphics cards from AMD’s latest RDNA 2-based RX 6000 Series.
Interestingly, a few eCommerce channels have even gone ahead and placed listings that claim the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will cost $399. As for the availability, rumors claim NIVIDIA might launch the aggressively-priced entry-level Ampere-based Graphics Cards mid-November.