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New Nvidia RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti models could launch after the RTX 40 release

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti launched with an MSRP of US$399. (Source: Alex Konokh/Notebookcheck-edited)
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti launched with an MSRP of US$399. (Source: Alex Konokh/Notebookcheck-edited)
Nvidia is planning to release a minor refresh of some RTX 30 series GPUs. The updated boards can potentially include the RTX 3060, the RTX 3060 Ti, and the RTX 3070 Ti. All three cards are reportedly in the works with small hardware changes. Now VideoCardz confirms that the new RTX 3060 and the RTX 3060 Ti will launch sometime after the release of the RTX 40 series.

Last week, hardware leaker MEGAsizeGPU revealed on Twitter that the new RTX 3060, the RTX 3060 Ti, and the RTX 3070 Ti models are in the works with minor spec changes. Per the leaker, the refreshed RTX 3060 will be based on the GA106 GPU and come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, 4 GB less than the vanilla RTX 3060. The GPU will also supposedly see a reduction in bus width coming in at 128-bit vs the 192-bit of the original. Similarly, at 240 GB/s, the memory bandwidth will also reportedly be 120 GB/s lower than the original RTX 3060.

The updated RTX 3060 Ti will allegedly feature 8 GB of GDDR6X memory compared to the 8 GB GDDR6 of the regular model. The rest of the specifications are potentially staying the same.

Finally, MEGAsizeGPU thinks that the RTX 3070 Ti refresh will be based on a cut-down GA102 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6X memory. The GA102 is featured in the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 boards. So, it is interesting to see Nvidia presumably reusing the flagship Ampere GPU for a comparatively lower-end product. For the uninitiated, the original RTX 3070 Ti rocks a GA104 chip, the same as the RTX 3070.

VideoCardz now confirms that, according to board partners, Nvidia is planning to launch the RTX 3060 8GB and the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory by the end of October. Team Green is apparently producing the new cards to better compete in the mid-range price segment. VideoCardz posits that the new RTX 3060 can possibly sell for less than US$300.

Finally, the news outlet can’t confirm the existence of the GA102-based RTX 3070 Ti from any of its sources. Assuming Nvidia does decide to use the GA102 for the RTX 3070 Ti, it would possibly mean that the company has an oversupply of these high-end chips and is unable to sell enough RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cards to get rid of access inventory.

That said, until we can get official confirmation from Nvidia, treat these rumored specs with some caution as Nvidia can change the hardware configuration of the GPUs anytime.

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MEGAsizeGPU, VideoCardz, Teaser Image: Alex Konokh on Unspalsh, Notebookcheck-edited

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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-09-12 (Update: 2022-09-12)