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Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti mid-range GPU now believed to launch on December 2

The GA104 SKU is significantly smaller than the flagship models. (Image Source: Videocardz)
The GA104 SKU is significantly smaller than the flagship models. (Image Source: Videocardz)
Apparently, the previous rumors saying that the RTX 3060 Ti is expected to launch in mid-November are not true. Chinese site Expreview now claims that the actual launch date is set for December 2. This card is expected to cost US$400, and should be a bit faster than the RTX 2080 Super. A non-Ti version may also be launched later on, depending on what AMD brings to the table in the mid-range sector.
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We were previously reporting that the RTX 3060 Ti should be hitting the market on November 17, around the same time AMD is planning to launch the RX 6800 and RX 6900 cards. Apparently that date and the GPU model itself were never confirmed by Nvidia and the actual release of the RTX 3060 Ti cards is now believed to be December 2, according to Chinese site Expreview.

The RTX 3060 Ti is based on the unannounced GA104 SKU that integrates 4864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores and 38 RT cores. The core clocks will be slightly lower than those on the RTX 3070, but the card should feature the same 14 Gbps 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit bus. Furthermore, the cut-down specs would lead to TGPs that could go as low as 180 W and as high as 200 W.

Expreview estimates that the RTX 3060 Ti would allegedly perform on par or even faster than an RTX 2080 Super GPU. Certainly not a far-fetched estimation since the RTX 3070 already beats the RTX 2080 Ti on many occasions. The RTX 3060 Ti is expected to cost no more than US$400, and there might be only AIB versions for this model. Depending on what AMD plans to release for the mid-range sector, we could also see some non-Ti version priced between US$300-350$ scheduled for a Q1 2021 release.

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I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-11- 3 (Update: 2020-11- 3)