While you suppose there cannot be extra variants of the GeForce RTX 3060, one other one pops up. TechPowerUp’s GPU database editor (opens in new tab) has shared a validation report of a GeForce RTX 3060 SKU beforehand hidden within the shadows. The obscure graphics card dubbed the “GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP” arrives with the total GA106 silicon and considerably greater clock speeds.
The unique GeForce RTX 3060 options the GA106 die and 12GB of GDDR6 reminiscence. Nevertheless, Nvidia later launched the GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 to recycle silicon that did not fulfill the necessities for a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. That wasn’t the top of it, although. Final 12 months, the chipmaker rolled out the GeForce RTX 3060 8GB, which, because the mannequin title implies, options 4GB much less reminiscence than the common model. It additionally has a smaller reminiscence interface. The final improve to the mid-range Ampere graphics card got here within the form of the GeForce RTX 3060 GDDR6X, the place Nvidia switched out the unique GDDR6 reminiscence for the quicker GDDR6X modules.
Till lately, there have been 4 GeForce RTX 3060 variants within the wild. T4C Fantasy, the database editor, highlighted that the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP existed since 2021 (opens in new tab); nevertheless, he did not pay any consideration to the mysterious graphics card because it may have been an engineering pattern. In line with his data, nearly each Nvidia AIB accomplice has the unreleased SKU.
GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP Specs
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP||GeForce RTX 3060 GDDR6X||GeForce RTX 3060 8GB||GeForce RTX 3060 GA104||GeForce RTX 3060|
|Course of Know-how||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N|
|Die dimension (mm²)||392||392||276||392||276|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1,627||1,320||1,320||1,320||1,320|
|Enhance Clock (MHz)||1,852||1,780||1,777||1,777||1,777|
|VRAM Pace (Gbps)||15||19||15||15||15|
|VRAM||12GB GDDR6||12GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6||12GB GDDR6||12GB GDDR6|
|VRAM Bus Width||192||192||128||192||192|
|TFLOPs FP32 (Enhance)||14.2||12.8||12.7||12.7||12.7|
On a silicon degree, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP homes the identical GA106 silicon because the common variant. Whereas the GeForce RTX 3060 solely has 28 out of 30 SMs enabled, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP makes use of the whole die. The 2 extra SMs offers the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP 256 extra CUDA cores, equal to a 7.1% improve. The clock speeds had remained fixed between variations; nevertheless, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP has considerably improved clock charges.
Whereas the GeForce RTX 3060 has a 1,320 MHz base clock, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP operates at 1,627 MHz. The latter represents a 23.3% base clock improve. The enhance clock, however, did not get the identical remedy. The GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP solely seems to have a 4.2% greater enhance clock. Nevertheless, if we take a look at the FP32 figures, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP delivers as much as 11.8% greater FP32 efficiency.
The reminiscence subsystem on the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP is barely completely different, although. There’s nonetheless 12GB of GDDR6 onboard with a 192-bit reminiscence interface. As well as, T4C Fantasy has additionally confirmed that there is a 6GB SKU. Nevertheless, the reminiscence clocks in at 14 Gbps versus the GeForce RTX 3060’s 15 Gbps. Subsequently, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP has a most theoretical reminiscence bandwidth of as much as 336 GBps, 6.7% decrease than the common model. The validated GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP from MSI (opens in new tab) factors to fifteen Gbps GDDR6, although.
Regardless of the CUDA core improve and better clock speeds, the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP sticks to the unique 170W TGP. Because of this, a single 8-pin PCIe energy connector is adequate for the graphics card.
Clearly, the pricing is unknown for the GeForce RTX 3060 3840SP. As well as, the graphics card is a uncommon breed, and in line with T4C Fantasy, it is solely current in some OEM methods.