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NVIDIA announces the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for US$399 — More performance than the RTX 2080 Super for US$300 less and 50 W lower TGP

The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti takes on the RTX 2080 Super for US$300 less. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti takes on the RTX 2080 Super for US$300 less. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA has announced the first GPU in the RTX 3060 family, the RTX 3060 Ti for US$399. The RTX 3060 Ti effectively replaces the RTX 2060 Super but is slated to offer more performance than the RTX 2080 Super at lower power draws. The RTX 3060 Ti will be available as a Founders Edition card from NVIDIA and as custom AiB cards from December 2 worldwide.

After several leaks, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is now official. NVIDIA said that the RTX 3060 Ti is the "first member of the RTX 3060 family", so we can expect other RTX 3060 cards to launch in the following months. The RTX 3060 Ti is meant to supplant the RTX 2060 Super, and NVIDIA claims the RTX 3060 Ti is actually faster than the much more dearer RTX 2080 Super. The results will vary by game of course, and we look forward to testing the card ourselves to compare the results.

According to NVIDIA, the RTX 3060 Ti supports key GeForce technologies including DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, and NVIDIA Broadcast along with real-time ray tracing. With 38 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), the RTX 3060 Ti offers four more SMs than the RTX 2060 Super. The 3060 Ti features 4,864 CUDA cores, 152 third gen tensor cores, and 38 second gen RT cores. The GPU has a boost clock of 1,665 MHz. 

On the memory front, there are no changes between the RTX 2060 Super and the RTX 3060 Ti. The card has 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which operates at a frequency of 7,000 MHz on a 256-bit interface with a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s. At a TGP rated at 200 W, the RTX 3060 Ti does draw 25 W higher power compared to the 175 W of the RTX 2060 Super but is 50 W lesser than the RTX 2080 Super's 250 W.

The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti will be available from December 2 for US$399 (₹35,900 in India), which is considerably lesser than the US$699 retail price of the RTX 2080 Super. Stock-clocked and factory-overclocked cards from add-in board partners such as Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac are also expected to be available alongside the Founders Edition from major retailers and e-tailers worldwide..

For a limited time, buyers of the RTX 3060 Ti GPU or a pre-built system featuring the card in select countries will receive a one-year GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti PCB. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti PCB. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs RTX 3060 Ti - Specifications . (Image Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs RTX 3060 Ti - Specifications . (Image Source: NVIDIA)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-12- 1 (Update: 2020-12- 3)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.