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PCI IDs shed light on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3060 desktop graphics cards

The RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 will be NVIDIA's entry-level Ampere cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 will be NVIDIA's entry-level Ampere cards. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3060 will be based on different GPUs, according to updated PCI IDs. Apparently, the RTX 3050 could be the only card to utilise the GA107 GPU, while NVIDIA will use its GA106 GPU for the GeForce RTX 3060.

The GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 have appeared on the PCI ID repository. NVIDIA has already stated that there will be more to the RTX 3060 family than the RTX 3060 Ti, making the RTX 3060 all but confirmed at this point. Unsurprisingly, NVIDIA has not teased any specifications of the second entrant in the RTX 3060 family, though.

However, the RTX 3060 will not be another GA104-based card, like the RTX 3060 Ti is. Instead, the RTX 3060 will feature the unreleased GA106. Additionally, it will be available in 6 GB and 12 GB SKUs. The PCI ID repository also reports that the RTX 3060 has an ID of 2501. According to past reports, the RTX 3060 will have GDDR6 VRAM and up to 3,840 CUDA cores. An RTX 3050 Ti based on the GA106 GPU should make its way to market too.

The RTX 3060 is expected to arrive in January 2021, as is the RTX 3050. The PCI ID repository also contains a line for the RTX 3050, to which NVIDIA has reputedly assigned the ID 2583. The reference to the RTX 3050 having a GA107 GPU correlates with earlier rumours, in which it was speculated that the card would have a 90 W TGP and up to 2,304 CUDA cores. According to Videocardz, the RTX 3050 is the only GA107-based card that NVIDIA is actively developing.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-12-10 (Update: 2020-12-10)