With the RTX 3060, the entry-level model from NVIDIA will soon be launched after the 3060Ti. The new graphics unit comes with some nice features and, above all, a lot of RAM on board.
During yesterday’s keynote at the CES 2021 technology fair, NVIDIA presented its new mid-range graphics card model, the RTX 3060. The release is planned for the end of February this year and should be aimed primarily at beginners in the ray tracing segment.
With a starting price of $ 329, the base model of the RTX 3060 is a little below the slightly faster RTX 3060Ti, which was launched back in December last year. Like the more expensive Ti offshoot, the graphics unit supports second-generation ray tracing and is compatible with NVIDIA’s DLSS.
Due to its significantly increased raster performance and comparatively high ray tracing performance even for an entry-level model, the 3060 is particularly suitable for gamers who have been waiting for an inexpensive upgrade from NVIDIA’s 10 series, for example the GTX 1060. Even titles like Cyberpunk 2077 should manage the card with almost 60 FPS and RTX-On below 1440p resolutions.
For those who want to strike in February, we have already listed the specifications of the RTX 3060:
- 13 Shader-TFLOPs
- 25 TFLOP performance when computing ray tracing
- 101 Tensor-TFLOPs für NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
- 192-bit Speicher-Interface
- 12GB of fast GDDR6 memory
From the RTX 3060 onwards, NVIDIA’s Resizable-BAR will also be available in the future, full access to the RAM of the graphics cards – comparable with the Smart Access Module (SAM) from AMD. That should tickle an extra portion of performance from the 30s generation.