After NVIDIA’s confirmation for its upcoming RTX 3060 Ti, its full specifications were leaked, and now the launch date is also available. As per MyDrivers.com (via Videocardz), the RTX 3060 Ti will launch on November 17, and other sources have confirmed the news too.
The RTX 3060 Ti will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14Gbps. It will also feature a GA104-200 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores. As for the bus width, it will be 256-bits for a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s. The board will require less power hence the TBP should be 200W give or take and the reference design will clock in around 180W thus fulfilling the power efficiency expected from Samsung nodes when compared to TSMC’s nodes.
Bottleneck by game engines and binaries is the reason why RTX 3080 and RTX3080 lack in performance. There is a linear relationship between hardware and driver stack scales due to the software used to benchmark these cards (vRAY and Octane, designed to handle huge amounts of graphic power), which means that reducing the number of cores will not affect your performance.
The shortage of RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 along with AMD’s launch of the Navi 22 series is the reason why NVIDIA decided to launch the Ti-based variant first.
So the yields for the initial batches of Samsung 8nm nodes are lower than expected and are expensive. The company expects that the yield will improve and the price will drop in the coming months. Considering the concerns of their stakeholders, the company has been cautious about the orders for first batches. We can expect the bulk order to arrive at stores by the holiday season.