NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB reappears after 2 months

Published: Feb 23rd 2021, 09:36 GMT   Comments

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB still happening?

PALIT thinks that RTX 3060 6GB could still launch.

NVIDIA announced GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 memory at CES 2021. Nearly two months later the graphics card is almost ready for launch. But even before the card was announced, we have heard rumors that the company may launch this SKU in different variants. Those rumors, however, have not materialized in any substantial leak over the course of a few weeks.

Today, a new filing from Palit to the South Korean National Radio Research Agency reveals that the manufacturer is expecting RTX 3060 6GB after all. A graphics card listed as RTX 3060 DUAL OC would launch under 12GB and 6GB variants, according to the filing:

So what exactly happened to RTX 3060 6GB? The RTX 3060 12GB was originally expected to launch with 3840 CUDA cores, this is how it appeared on the roadmaps. NVIDIA has listed multiple RTX3060 SKU variants on the roadmaps, but eventually, the card received 3584 CUDA cores, which was the original configuration of the RTX 3060 6GB.

At this point it is not clear if NVIDIA is indeed still planning the 6GB model. Judging from how many XX60 models the company usually launches, it would actually be surprising if the 12GB variant was the only variant. In other words, it is very likely that we will see RTX 3060 6GB, but one would expect it to launch around the same time as Radeon RX 6700 or RX 6600 XT.

We have also recently seen RTX 3060 8GB model in a filing from Gainward (which part of the Palit group). From what we have learned the 8GB has not appeared in any roadmap yet, thus it is likely not happening. However, should this change, we will let you know as soon as we learn something.

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 Clock
14 Gbps
15 Gbps
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
448 GB/s
360 GB/s
399 USD
329 USD
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020February 25th, 2021

Source: RRA via @harukaze5719

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