The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti comes close to matching the performance of the RTX 3070 with 38 RT cores and a 1.67 GHz boost clock speed
NVIDIA is yet to confirm the existence of another RTX 30 series card, but the pieces of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti puzzle are falling into place. Earlier this week, Videocardz published what looks like a leaked slide comparing the performance of the RTX 3060 Ti with the RTX 2080 SUPER, which the website then followed with pictures of the Founders Edition card. The RTX 3060 Ti has appeared on Geekbench too, confirming several aspects about the upcoming budget Ampere card.
There have only been two listings of the RTX 3060 Ti, so far. Both listings contain an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME motherboard, 16 GB of DDR4-3600 RAM and an Intel Core i9-10900K, so we are probably looking at the same card benchmarked twice. The RTX 3060 Ti averaged 326,396 points in the Geekbench 4 version of OpenCL, which correlates to it offering 90% of the performance of the RTX 3070. Currently, the latter averages 361,275 points in the same benchmark on Geekbench, for reference.
Additionally, Geekbench reports that the RTX 3060 Ti has 38 Compute Units (CUs). However, the benchmark reports the RT cores of all RTX 30 series cards as CUs, so that should mean that NVIDIA has allotted 38 RT cores for the RTX 3060 Ti. Moreover, the RTX 3060 Ti has 8 GB of VRAM and a maximum clock speed of 1.67 GHz. The latter will differ across custom cards and the Founders Edition version, but past leaks have suggested that NVIDIA will go with roughly this clock speed for the Founders Edition.
NVIDIA is expected to launch the RTX 3060 Ti on December 2. The Founders Edition is believed to be arriving for about US$400, which would make it approximately US$100 cheaper than the RTX 3070.