NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X graphics cards will launch in late October

NVIDIA appears to have plans to launch its GeForce RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X graphics cards for the end of October, Videocardz reports.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB and 3060 Ti GDDR6X graphics cards will be launched by the end of October, who will buy them?

Earlier this week, it was reported that NVIDIA was working on a trio of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, mostly in the mainstream segment. Graphics cards that include the new models of the RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are reportedly designed to have options within the mid-range segment and while NVIDIA will soon launch its next-generation RTX 40 series, their range will not include traditional options until next year.

With these new GeForce RTX 30 series models, NVIDIA would not only have more options in the mid-range market, but would also find a way to clean up existing GPU inventory. Although the pricing situation would mean these will be priced much lower than the MSRPs the original cards were launched at. The first two cards that are expected to ship next month would include the GeForce RTX 3060 and the RTX 3060 Ti. And just because they are new models, don’t expect them to have better specs (as is the case with the RTX 3060 Non-Ti).

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is expected to retain its GA104 GPU core, but will be upgraded to 8GB of GDDR6X memory while the current model uses the standard GDDR6 memory standard. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card will use a smaller 8GB and 128-bit bus interface compared to its original 12GB and 192-bit design. This reduced specification will provide 240GB / s of bandwidth, a -33% drop over the standard 12GB model. The RTX 3070 Ti is also rumored to get a gradual upgrade on the GA102 GPU to do away with the high-end chip stock.

Considering that Intel has Arc GPUs launching later this month and the flagship is mostly on par with an RTX 3060 Ti, a faster RTX 3060 Ti for a lower price could cause problems for the A770 while the Arc A580 could be pushed aside with the 8GB A770 RTX 3060 variant. Intel has updated the specification of the Arc A580 with a wider bus and more cores, but it remains to be seen if the final performance would be good enough to take on NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 series.

These specs are not final but we have confirmed that NVIDIA is indeed working on new variants of these RTX 30 series graphics cards that we will soon see in the retail segment. Again, the prices of these products will have to be very attractive if NVIDIA wants to get rid of their inventory of GA102, GA104 and GA106 GPUs as they prepare for the launch of the mainstream GeForce RTX 40 GPU in early 2023.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card specifications

Name of the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 OEM
GPU name Ampere GA102-350? Ampere GA102-300 Ampere GA102-225 Ampere GA102-220 Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA104-400 Ampere GA102 Ampere GA104-400 Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA104 Ampere GA104-200
Ampere GA103-200
Ampere GA106-300 Ampere GA106 Ampere GA106-150
Ampere GA107-300?
Ampere GA106-125?
Process node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Nut size 628.4 mm2 628.4 mm2 628.4 mm2 628.4 mm2 628.4 mm2 395.2 mm2 628.4 mm2 395.2 mm2 395.2 mm2 395.2 mm2 395.2 mm2 (GA104) 276 mm2 276 mm2 276 mm2 (GA106) 276 mm2 (GA106)
transistor 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 28 billion 17.4 billion 28 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion 17.4 billion (GA104) 13.2 billion 13.2 billion 13.2 billion (GA106) 13.2 billion (GA106)
CUDA cores 10752 10496 10240 8960 8704 6144 TBD 6144 5888 TBD 4864 3584 TBD 2560 2304
TMU / ROP 336/112 328/112 320/112 280/104 272/96 184/96 TBD 184/96 184/96 TBD 152/80 112/64 TBD 80/32 TBD
Tensor / RT Core 336/84 328/82 320/80 280/70 272/68 184/46 TBD 184/46 184/46 TBD 152/38 112/28 TBD 80/20 TBD
Basic watch 1560 MHz 1400 MHz 1365 MHz to be defined 1440 MHz to be defined TBD 1575 MHz 1500 MHz TBD 1410 MHz 1320 MHz TBD 1552 MHz 1510 MHz
Increase the clock 1860 MHz 1700 MHz 1665 MHz to be defined 1710 MHz to be defined TBD 1770 MHz 1730 MHz TBD 1665 MHz 1780 MHz TBD 1777 MHz 1760 MHz
FP32 Calculate 40 TFLOP 36 TFLOP 34 TFLOP to be defined 30 TFLOP to be defined TBD 22 TFLOP 20 TFLOP TBD 16 TFLOP 13 TFLOP TBD 9.1 TFLOP 8.1 TFLOP
TFLOP RT 74 RFLOP 69 TFLOP 67 TFLOP to be defined 58 TFLOP to be defined TBD 44 TFLOP 40 TFLOP TBD 32 TFLOP 25 TFLOP TBD 18.2 TFLOP 16.2 TFLOP
Tensor-TOP to be defined 285 TOP 273 TOP to be defined 238 TOP to be defined TBD 183 TOP 163 TOP TBD 192 TOP 101 TOP TBD 72.8 TOP 64.8 TOP
Memory capacity 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 16 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6 12GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory bus 384 bits 384 bits 384 bits 384 bits 320 bits 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 192 bits 128 bit 128 bit 128 bit
Memory speed 21 Gbps 19.5 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 21 Gbps TBD 19 Gbps 14 Gbps TBD 14 Gbps 16 Gbps 15 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bandwidth 1008 GB / s 936 GB / s 912 Gbps 912 Gbps 760 GB / s 672 GB / s TBD 608 GB / s 448 GB / s TBD 448 GB / s 384 GB / s 240 GB / s 224 GB / s 224 GB / s
TGP 450 W 350 W 350 W 350 W 320 W ~ 300 W 300 W 290 W 220 W 190 W 175 W 170 W 150 W 130 W (GA106)
115 W (GA107)
~ 130 W
Price (MSRP / FE) TBD $ 1499 US $ 1199 $ 999 US? $ 699 US $ 599 US? TBD $ 599 US $ 499 US TBD $ 399 US $ 329 US TBD $ 249 US TBD
Launch (availability) March 29, 2022? September 24, 2020 June 3, 2021 January 11, 2022 17 September 2020 Canceled? TBD June 10, 2021 October 29, 2020 TBD 2 December 2020 February 25, 2021 TBD January 27, 2022 2022

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