NVIDIA confirms that the GeForce RTX 3060 will launch on February 25; MSRP remains at US$329
NVIDIA has confirmed the release date of the GeForce RTX 3060, the first card based on its GA106 GPU. To recap, the RTX 3060 has 3,584 CUDA cores, 1,010 fewer than the volume that the RTX 3060 Ti has. Conversely, the RTX 3060 has 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 4 GB more than the RTX 3060 Ti, albeit running on a narrower 192-bit memory interface.
Initially, Anandtech and Cowcotland reported that NVIDIA had confirmed privately the RTX 3060 would debut on February 25, as expected. However, the company has since updated its website to reflect the February 25 launch day.
NVIDIA has stuck with its US$329 MSRP, or £329 in the UK, too. We have already seen that board partners will price their custom RTX 3060 cards far higher than MSRP, though. With the apparent absence of an RTX 3060 Founders Edition, it remains to be seen which board partners will offer custom cards at MSRP.
The RTX 3060 also has a 170 W TGP, a 1.32 GHz base clock and a 1.78 GHz boost clock. The RTX 3060 will, undoubtedly, sell out quickly on February 25, before reappearing on marketplaces like eBay.