Nvidia is preparing to release two new graphics cards of the current generation. Rather, we are talking about two new versions: the GeForce RTX 3060 with 8 GB of memory and the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory.
The MEGAsizeGPU insider reported this the other day, but it was completely unclear how much he could be trusted. Now the Videocardz resource speaks about this, referring to its own sources.
The RTX 3060 is known to have 12 GB of memory, and the 8 GB version will allow Nvidia to fill the gap between the existing card and the RTX 3050. In this case, the memory bus of the new card will be 128-bit instead of 192-bit in the current version. As a result, performance will still be lower, and not at all because of the amount of memory.
For now, the RTX 3060 has a MSRP of $330, while the RTX 3050 is priced at $250. That is, the novelty will lie somewhere in between.
The RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory will keep its 8GB of memory, it will just get faster. We can expect that the frequency will be set at the level of the RTX 3070 Ti, that is, it is 19 GHz. In this case, the throughput will increase from 448 to 608 GB / s.
The same MEGAsizeGPU insider was also talking about an RTX 3070 Ti based on the GA102 GPU instead of the current GA104, but apparently with the parameters preserved, which means that for users it does not matter.
New items should be released at the end of October. Perhaps Nvidia needs them to quickly sell off stocks of current-generation GPUs. For these purposes, we recall, the company intends to greatly reduce prices in the near future.