We have been able to confirm that RTX 3060 non-Ti will be offered with up to 12GB memory.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 gets 12GB memory, RTX 3060 Ti comes with 8GB?
It would appear that NVIDIA is planning to answer next-gen Radeon graphics cards increasing memory capacities. The manufacturer has recently provided a new roadmap with upcoming products to its board partners, going as far as January.
Four GeForce SKUs in January
We have already confirmed that NVIDIA is planning to launch its GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in January, however, this high-end SKU is not the only model being planned for this month. In January NVIDIA is also planning to launch GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3050 Ti, and RTX 3050. The 3050 Ti was originally planned for February, but it appears that the plans have been changed recently.
GeForce RTX 3060
At least four variants of PG190 board design have discussed internally. It would appear that this board will be pin-compatible with both GA104 and GA106 GPUs. We already knew that the upcoming RTX 3060 Ti is using this board. NVIDIA also confirmed to AIBs that PG190 will be adopted by both RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti. Those graphics cards will feature GA106 GPU.
When it comes to RTX 3060 specifically, NVIDIA has recently updated the PG190 SKU 30 board (RTX 3060 6GB 14Gbps) to PG190 SKU 40 (6GB 16Gbps), only to update it last week to PG190 SKU 50, now featuring 12GB 16Gbps configuration. All these SKUs have different memory configurations. The changes to the CUDA core count (3840) are not listed and thus not expected.
GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti
The cut-down GA106 GPU (GA106-300) will be used by GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This card will also have a 192-bit memory bus, but the memory capacity is expected at 6GB. The graphics card is rumored to offer 3584 CUDA cores.
Lastly, the RTX 3050 is rumored to use a cut-down GA107 GPU. This is an entry-level SKU expected to ship with 2304 CUDA cores. Right now, NVIDIA is planning 4GB GDDR6 memory for this SKU (the GPU has a 128-bit bus). A leaker Koptite7kimi recently posted that this card will have a TGP of 90W.
January, a hot month for mid-range GPUs
The specifications of the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 may still change. NVIDIA is updating AIBs frequently. We still do not know much about Radeon RX 6700/6600/6500 series at this time. We did hear though that AMD has decided to launch the Navi 22 graphics sooner than previously expected. The RX 6700 series is now planned for January as well. Clearly, this month will be a very hot time for the vast majority of gamers, who wish to spend less than 500 USD on a graphics card.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 & RTX 3050 Series|
|VideoCardz||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||GeForce RTX 3060||GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||GeForce RTX 3050|
|Architecture||NVIDIA Ampere||NVIDIA Ampere||NVIDIA Ampere||NVIDIA Ampere|
|Board||PG190 SKU 10||PG190 SKU 30(1) 40(2) 50(3)||PG190 SKU 60||PG173 SKU 10|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||6GB(1)(2) / 12GB(3) GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||4GB GDDR6|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||14(1) / 16(2)(3) Gbps||TBC||TBC|
|Release Date||December 2nd, 2020||January 2021||January 2021||January 2021|
The 2020-2021 GPU landscape should look like this:
|NVIDIA RTX 30 vs AMD RX 6000|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30||Estimated MSRP||AMD Radeon RX 6000|