Colorful/Colorfire mint RTX 3060 Ti
The upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics update is only a few weeks away, but board partners are still releasing new 3060 Ti GPUs.
A quick reminder that Colorful brought back its Colorfire brand (which was Radeon-exclusive) with NVIDIA Turing series for a small batch of custom and ‘colorful’ designs. The new series called ‘Vitality’ and ‘Cool Mint’ were pure pink and mint colored graphics card series. Those were based on mid-range SKUs like RTX 2060/GTX 1650/1660 or later RTX 3060 (Ti)/3050.
In late 2021, Colorfire introduced their lineup for the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, which was the last update from them. It appears that there is a new update today featuring RTX 3060 Ti but with the GDDR6X memory.
A quick check on the predecessor and it looks like RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6 “Cool Mint” has higher TDP that GDDR6 model (225W vs. 200W) and more power connectors (2x 8pin vs. 1x 8-pin). There are no changes to the clock speeds, as both models are using NVIDIA’s default clocks.
The announcement of the new RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X model comes at nearly the same time as rumors about the possible discontinuation of the 3060 Ti series emerge. According to Board Channels, the SKUs are to be phased out within a few months, while the production of the GPUs has already stopped. Should this rumor turn out to be true, board partners would have enough stock to continue selling the cards through Q2 and Q3.
Given that the Colorfire has just released a new GDDR6X model, one might guess that the discontinuation will not affect all 3060 Ti SKUs, but rather just the original GDDR6 SKUs. Of course, we will reach out to our sources and provide a necessary update should there be any.