The rumor about Nvidia giving the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti a refresh appears true. U.Okay. retailer Scan Computer systems (through VideoCardz (opens in new tab)) has listed Nvidia’s unannounced GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with upgraded GDDR6X reminiscence.
Nvidia launched the unique GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in 2020, however the chipmaker would introduce a second variant earlier this yr. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti leveraged the GA104 silicon, whereas the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GA103, as its unofficial title implies, used the GA103 silicon. It was a die-swap on Nvidia’s half because the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GA103 retained the precise specs because the vanilla mannequin. Nevertheless, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X flaunts a considerable improve within the reminiscence subsystem.
The humorous factor in regards to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X is that Nvidia U.Okay. would not record it on the corporate’s web site but. As a substitute, the chipmaker nonetheless lists the common GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Including the GA104-based graphics card to your basket modifications to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X. Apparently, Scan Computer systems is the retailer promoting the brand new variant; nevertheless, it is not on the U.Okay. retailer’s web site both. However the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X seems in inventory and lets you checkout.
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X Specs*
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GA103||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti|
|Course of Expertise||GA104||Samsung 8N||GA104|
|Die measurement (mm²)||392.5||496||392.5|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1,410||1,410||1,410|
|Increase Clock (MHz)||1,670||1,665||1,665|
|VRAM Pace (Gbps)||19||14||14|
|VRAM||8GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|VRAM Bus Width||256||256||256|
|TFLOPs FP32 (Increase)||16.2||16.2||16.2|
*Specs are unconfirmed.
Whether or not the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X makes use of the GA104 or GA103 silicon is unknown. The procuring basket exhibits the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X with a 1,410 MHz base clock and 1,670 MHz increase clock. The bottom clock is similar because the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti; nevertheless, the increase clock is 5 MHz greater. It isn’t an enormous deal because the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X’s FP32 efficiency nonetheless maxes out at 16.2 TFLOPs.
The reminiscence quota between the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X stays unchanged at 8GB. Each fashions nonetheless conform to a 256-bit reminiscence bus. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X options sooner reminiscence, although. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti sports activities 14 Gbps GDDR6, whereas the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X has 19 Gbps GDDR6X. The additional firepower will push the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X’s reminiscence bandwidth to 608 GBps, a large 36% uplift over the traditional model.
The GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GA103 adhere to a 200W TDP, however the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X mannequin in all probability has a better ranking. GDDR6X consumes much less energy per transferred bit compared to GDDR6. Regardless of that, complete energy consumption is greater on GDDR6X as a result of it operates at a sooner frequency.
Nvidia U.Okay. lists the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X for £369, which interprets to $409. It is even cheaper than among the customized fashions. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X solely has a $10 greater price ticket than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti’s $399 MSRP. It is good to see that the GDDR6X premium solely raised the value by 3%.
It is humorous to see Nvidia launch a 3rd variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti this late within the sport. True, Intel not too long ago launched the Arc A770, however we have already seen that the Arc Alchemist graphics card would not pose a menace to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Though the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti obtained a fats reminiscence improve, it will not magically catch as much as the GeForce RTX 3070 both as a result of there is a 21% CUDA separation between the 2, and never even GDDR6X reminiscence can shut that efficiency hole. Subsequently, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X is probably going simply Nvidia’s method of dumping Ampere stock. Now that the cryptocurrency mining fiasco is over, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 sequence are beginning to climb the Steam charts. What higher method to maintain the momentum than injecting one other mannequin into the market?