Pictures, specs and performance of NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 3060 Ti graphics card have leaked out from none other than Videocardz. According to the leak, Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti is going to feature 4864 CUDA cores and is going to be faster than the older RTX 2080 SUPER and priced in at just $399 USD. The card is expected to launch in early December and should become Nvidia’s mid-range lineup killer.
3060TI specs leaked, landing on 2nd December 2020
The 3060TI will feature GA104-200 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 14 Gbps. It has a 265 bit bus width, producing a bandwidth of 448GB/s. Since it’s a smaller board, it uses less power, at around say 200W TBP(Total Board Power). The reference board could use even less power, at say 180W. The reference design is a mere 5W increase over the RTX 2070 which had a TBP of 175W. These numbers are really good considering it’s coming from the Samsung 8nm process when compared to TSMC’s super efficient nodes. The card is expected to be priced at around $399, and will launch on 2nd December. But remember… Stocks won’t last as bots and scalpers will get them as fast as possible. So if you’re waiting for this card, you should grab it without thinking twice!
3060TI design, and performance benchmarks revealed
The Founder’s edition variant features the same metallic black design used on the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 but albeit a smaller size. Both fans are on the top of the card whereas a small cutout in the backplate is visible in the back. The overall shape and form of the founder’s edition is very consistent with the RTX 3000 series. The fan right at the end of the card will be pushing the air through the heatsink and out the bottom. This is an interesting design structure when compared to previous graphics cards. It will be interesting to see how this cooling design works in the long run.
Coming to the performance, we can see in the benchmarks, we can see that the 3060TI is way faster than the 2080 super, and could even trade blows with a 2080ti too. It is faster not just in shader performance but also in rendering (compute) as well as .ray-tracing. It completely demolishes the older sibling, the RTX 2060 SUPER that it’s supposed to replace. But, when coming to any benchmark comparison, always keep in mind that we should wait for third-party results as benchmarks from the company have results that are mostly skewed in their favour.
3060TI custom cards pictured
Since the 3090 and 3080 are unable to scale linearly and are facing bottlenecking performance in certain games due to the binaries not designed to handle too many cores, the 3060ti will have an advantage here with their 4864 cores and they would be able to beat the RTX 2080 super with both cards being at the same clock! In some cases, it might even beat the 2080ti. We will see the real results after it’s release on 2nd December, and hope it kicks ass!
The main problem with all the cards released today are poor yields. Nvidia’s RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 have been flying off the shelves in a flash, moments after being restocked. There is also the problem of restocking. The batches of Samsung’s 8nm are lower than expected, and costlier too. Thus Nvidia expects the yields to improve in the coming months. Hopefully, fresh batches should be available at the end of December.