NVIDIA’s XX60 class GPUs are some of their most popular graphics cards. With rising prices, customers may need to start looking at more affordable options. The RTX 3060 8GB, which was released last year, is an excellent example of a more budget-friendly model. Gamers can now purchase this card for about $50 less than the original 12GB version.
The real question is which one of NVIDIA’s various models is the true original RTX 3060 GPU. These models include the GA106-300 based SKU, an LHR (Lite Hash Rate) version with limited cryptocurrency mining performance, and the 8GB SKU.
It seems that NVIDIA is working on yet another version of the RTX 3060, this time featuring a new GA104 GPU and GDDR6X memory. While mixed processor models are not uncommon in NVIDIA’s lineup, they are not always available in all regions. These types of models are most commonly found in the Chinese market.
The most significant news here is the potential use of GDDR6X memory in the new RTX 3060. When the RTX 3060 Ti was upgraded to include GDDR6X memory, it resulted in a 36% increase in memory bandwidth, so this could be a big performance boost for the new model.
The rumor of a new RTX 3060 was shared by T4C Fantasy, the maintainer of the TechPowerUP GPU database, who has access to GPU-Z validations. However, it’s important to note that this is just a rumor, and in the past, engineering samples that were validated did not always result in a real product.
RTX 3060 GA104 GDDR6X…
Another 3060 lol
— T4C Fantasy (@T4CFantasy) March 6, 2023