NVIDIA Finally Introduces GeForce RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X

NVIDIA has officially announced support for GeForce RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X. NVIDIA has recently published a new driver that includes support for two RTX 3060 models. The two cards were presented this week by a few key board members. Interestingly, the RTX 3070 Ti with GA102 GPU is not mentioned in the official announcement.

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The GeForce RTX 3060 now comes in an 8GB variant with a 128-bit memory bus. This version has the same clocks and TDP ratings, but the bandwidth is restricted to 240 GB/s, which is a loss of 120 GB/s and is likely to impact high-fidelity gameplay. This card includes an Ampere GA106 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores.

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With the addition of GDDR6X memory, the RTX 3060 Ti is effectively heading in the opposite direction. The new RAM boosts the bandwidth to 608 GB/s. The GA104 GPU will continue to have the same configuration as before; hence it will still have 4864 CUDA cores. The GDDR6X update simply affects the memory type; the capacity stays the same at 8GB over 256 bits.