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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 variant with 6GB VRAM reportedly in the works

Nvidia could launch a lower-specced variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 soon (image via Croteks)
Nvidia could launch a lower-specced variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 soon (image via Croteks)
A new leak suggests that Nvidia could launch a 6GB variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards soon. The Palit-branded graphics card showed up on the South Korean National Radio Research Agency website alongside other SKUs. However, Nvidia is yet to officially acknowledge the existence of such a GeForce RTX 3060 variant.
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Rumours about Nvidia planning to launch multiple Geforce RTX 3060 variants have been around for quite some time. A new leak from Twitter user @Harukaze5719 (via Videocardz) sheds light on a 6GB variant of the mid-range graphics card manufactured by Palit. This is somewhat puzzling, considering that an 8GB variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 was spotted online not too long ago.

That leaves us with one lingering question, just which Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 variant is real. We have to go back to the Pascal era to get some answers. The previous-generation GeForce GTX 1060 is had two variants; one with 3GB of VRAM and another with 6GB. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the GeForce RTX 3060 will follow suit and come in two flavours; 12GB VRAM and 6GB VRAM. Lastly, the GeForce RTX 3060 6GB will also likely ship with fewer CUDA cores.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB should come as a respite for gamers looking to get their hands on an entry-level Nvidia card. The GeForce RTX 3060 12GB launches on February 25 for eye-watering prices. A lot of gamers will think twice before getting their hands on one for that reason. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB variant will greatly benefit such gamers, as it will almost certainly cost lesser than its 12GB counterpart.

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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 6GB variant on the South Korean National Radio Research Agency website (image via Harukaze5719 on Twitter)
Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 6GB variant on the South Korean National Radio Research Agency website (image via Harukaze5719 on Twitter)
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I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)