NVIDIA confirms GeForce RTX 3060 launches on February 25th

Published: 12th Feb 2021, 17:51 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 non-Ti officially launches on February 25th

NVIDIA has officially confirmed its first GA106 desktop graphics card will launch later this month.

NVIDIA has now confirmed to the press that its next graphics card from the Ampere series will launch in more than two weeks, on February 25th. The date has already been known thanks to the previous leak from Wccftech.

NVIDIA this morning has sent over a quick note revealing the release date for their next GeForce desktop video card, the RTX 3060. The mainstream(ish) video card, previously revealed at CES 2021 with a late February release date, has now been locked in for a launch on February 25th, with prices starting at $329.

— Ryan Smith, AnandTech

Meanwhile, Cowcotland appears to have a confirmation on the review embargo and sale embargo, which apparently do not lift at the same time. At 3 PM Central European Time, NVIDIA will lift the embargo on reviews. The sales of GeForce RTX 300 will begin at 6 PM on the same day, the site reports.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is a GA106 based upper mid-range model that will retail at 329 USD. The card will offer 3584 CUDA cores alongside 12GB GDDR6 memory, which is more than RTX 3060 Ti (8GB) and even RTX 3080 (10GB). This unusual configuration will compete directly with AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card which is now rumored to launch in March.

NVIDIA GA106-400 GPU, Source: VideoCardz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Series
VideoCardz.comGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060
ArchitectureNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
GPU8nm GA104-2008nm GA106-300
Base Clock
 
1410 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1665 MHz
 
1777 MHz
CUDA : RT : Tensor
 
4864 : 38 : 152
 
3584 : 28 : 112
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
Memory Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
360 GB/s
TGP/TBP
 
200W
 
170W
MSRP
 
399 USD
 
329 USD
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020Late February 2021

Source: AnandTech, Cowcotland




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