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CES 2021: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 to come with 12GB GDDR6 at $329

CES 2021: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 to come with 12GB GDDR6 at $329

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 13, 2021
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While usually higher-end graphics cards tout more VRAM, these are confusing times. NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce RTX 3060 packing 12GB of GDDR6, which is more VRAM than even their high-end GeForce RTX 3080. Of course the GeForce RTX 3080 sports not only faster GDDR6X memory, but also a signficantly faster GPU, but yeah, if you love your VRAM, there’s now an option for you.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 performance

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 sports a 28 SM Ampere GPU, which is 10 less than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. This means that the GeForce RTX 3060 touts 3584 CUDA cores, 112 Tensor cores and 28 RT cores. The GPU is clocked at up to 1.67GHz according to NVIDIA, but as usual, we will see overclocked variants shoot way past that. It feeds its large 12GB GDDR6 memory via a 192-bit memory interface.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series laptop Resizable BAR

Interestingly, the GeForce RTX 3060 will be the first NVIDIA graphics card to support Resizable BAR. This will allow the CPU to access the full 12GB VRAM on the GeForce RTX 3060, which should boost performance in games. NVIDIA claims that the GeForce RTX 3060 will be sufficient to handle Cyberpunk 2077 at 60FPS with RTX ON.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Specs

Cores 3584 CUDA
112 Tensor
28 RT
Clocks (GHz) 1.78
Performance 13 shader-TFLOPs
101 tensor-TFLOPs
Memory 12GB GDDR6
Memory bus width 192-bit
TGP rating 170W
Availability Late-February
Price From $329

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 cards

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 will be available starting late-February, priced from $329 (~RM1334). As the GeForce RTX 3060 will seemingly not be available as a Founders Edition card, you will have to look towards NVIDIA’s partners like ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI for GeForce RTX 3060 cards.

Pokdepinion: I wonder why did NVIDIA decide that this card shoul pack more memory than their other Ampere GPUs…

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