The new generation of NVIDIA graphics cards are coming by the dropper, and with the first models launching in September 2020, there are currently only four models on the street and the entire mid-range and entry-level. range is still missing. Now the RTX 3060, which comes right after its Ti variant, is being announced with a situation that could not be more complicated in the market because even after four months after the initial launch it is still extremely difficult to buy a chart of NVIDIA.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Specifications and Price
As we said at the start, the launch of this new graphics card is slated for next Thursday, February 25, and according to the source, it will arrive at a recommended price of $ 329 which will result in 329 dollars like always. Keep in mind that in principle NVIDIA will not be launching Founders Edition of this GPU, which means we will only see custom models by assemblers and this means that the prices will surely vary over a wide spectrum, which for will start at 329 dollars as a minimum price.
One of the big news is the amount of VRAM memory, 12 GB, and this launch marks the start of new silicon. GA106 8-nanometer chip, NVIDIA’s fourth chip based on its Ampere graphics architecture. This is curious because this chip has up to 3840 CUDA cores in 30 SM in total, but in the RTX 3060 only 28 SM were enabled to work with 3584 CUDA clouds
It has, as we said, 12 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory with 15 Gbps of bandwidth through a 192-bit memory interface, which means that it has an effective bandwidth of 360 GB / s. , a little higher than the 336 Gb / s of the RTX 2060 which would be its predecessor.
This graphic has a Normal 170W TDP which can be changed by the assembler, but that means that as a rule, it will only need 8 pin connector from the power supply to work. NVIDIA’s design goal for these RTX 3060s could be to double the performance of the GTX 1060 “Pascal” from two generations ago, which in turn would represent a significant performance boost over the RTX 2060s of the previous generation.
A real launch or just smoke?
We are all aware of the current market situation, that between scarcity and speculators, buying a new generation graphics card is an impossible mission. In theory, NVIDIA thus partly separates the versions of its next-generation graphics cards in order to ensure sufficient supply so that there is no stock problems, but we have experienced this situation before both with the RTX 3070 which launched in late October 2020 and with the RTX 3060, which hit the market in December, so there is reason not to stop believing that there will be Stock.
We really can’t know if we’ll have a “ghost launch” again in which NVIDIA announces its graphics but it’s impossible to buy it or if they’ll finally live up to expectations and have delayed the launch so much so that they can finally users buy their products. We will see what happens eventually.