Several Chinese news agencies have reported that NVIDIA plans to phase out its RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6 graphics cards in favor of the more powerful GDDR6X model.
NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X and GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB RAM last month. It has been revealed by the corporation that these are ‘additional possibilities’ from board partners, giving players greater leeway in their decisions.It’s worth noting that unlike the releases of slightly’ changed’ cards, which tend to be confined to a single area, this launch applies to both SKUs everywhere.
MyDrivers reports that the GDDR6 RTX 3060 Ti SKU will be phased out and discontinued by NVIDIA and its Add-in-Card (AIC) partners. The current RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6 stock will be replaced by GDDR6X variations. It’s important to note that this GDDR6X upgrade is being provided at the same cost as the base GDDR6 model, which is 2999 RMB (about $419).
As of this moment, there is no evidence that NVIDIA will replace the RTX 3060 12GB variant with an 8GB one, and to tell you the truth, doing so wouldn’t make much sense. However, the RTX 3060 Ti, which has quicker memory and hence 35% more bandwidth, is not something that buyers should overlook.
NVIDIA has made it very apparent that it has no intentions to deliver the RTX 4060 series anytime soon with the launching of the new GeForce RTX 3060 series. The updated models will strengthen the company’s position in the mid-range GPU market, which is already competitive with the new Radeon RX 6750 XT and Intel Arc A7 GPUs.