NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is the company’s new mid-range GPU for just $399
After launching three models under its new RTX 30 series, NVIDIA is today introducing the fourth member of the series. The new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is here after a series of leaks and rumors. As the name suggests, it slots in below the RTX 3070 that launched in late-October. Thanks to the new architecture, the new RTX 3060 Ti is claimed to be faster than the previous generation GeForce RTX 2080 Super and offers excellent performance for 1080p and 1440p gaming.
The RTX 3060 can be seen as a replacement for the RTX 2060 Super, but in terms of specs, it is a toned version of the RTX 3070. It supports real-time ray tracing, DLSS (Deep learning super sampling) as well as support for NVIDIA’s RTX apps. The new GPU includes 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a 256-bit memory interface. The card is clocked at 1410Mhz, with a boost clock of 1665Mhz. The GPU also includes 4,864 CUDA cores (double of the RTX 2060 Super), 152 Tensor cores, 38-second generation Ray Tracing cores, and 152 texture units. a base clock of 1410Mhz, and a boost clock of 1665Mhz.
Overall the founder Edition card is similar to the RTX 3070 featuring a dual-slot design with two fans, one for intake and one to blow out hot air. It also comes with a new 12-pin power connector that NVIDIA has been pushing on all of its new GPUs for no good reason. It can draw 200W of power and a 600W power supply is recommended for this card.
As per NVIDIA’s numbers, the RTX 3060 Ti can go toe-to-toe with the RTX 2080 Super from last year. Notably, it is priced at $399 or 35,900 in India for the Founders Edition version. Board partners including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac are expected to start shipping units starting tomorrow, December 2. Let’s hope that this time NVIDIA can maintain stocks and tackle scalpers unlike how it did with the other RTX 30 series cards. We are expecting board partners to price the new RTX 3060 Ti anything from $400-$600. It will also be interesting to see how consumers react to the new card in light of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 GPUs.