NVIDIA has announced the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB graphics card today, making it official after weeks of speculation. The card is of course based off NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture and will be priced at $329, making it the most affordable GeForce RTX graphics card in the Ampere family. Its price also makes it the most affordable 12GB graphics card ever made. It sits $70 cheaper than the already released GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, but that card only has 8GB of GGDR6 memory.
The card itself is based off the GA106 silicon, which will not consume as much power as the GA104, which the RTX 3060 Ti is based off of. NVIDIA has enabled 28 SM units on the chip which will give you 3584 CUDA cores and 112 TMUs. The card will also feature NVIDIA’s RT and Tensor cores which you have 112 and 28 respectively. So you’ll be able to take advantage of real-time ray tracing and features like DLSS. The card has a TDP of 170W.
For those wondering about the 12GB of VRAM, it is 17 Gbps GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit memory interface. This gives the card a memory bandwidth of 408 GB/s.
The card will have a base clock of 1320 MHz and will boost up to 1780 MHz.
Availability is set for late February. NVIDIA’s slide shows all AIB partner cards so we are unsure if there will be a Founders Edition of the card.