NVIDIA bringing the Ti first.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
Although NVIDIA did not increase the pricing for RTX xx80 and xx70 series over Turing, the next-generation cards are still quite expensive. If you are in a market for a new mid-range model then you should probably wait for October.
In October NVIDIA will introduce GeForce RTX 3070, a third SKU featuring GA104 GPU (both RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 are based on GA102). What NVIDIA did not disclose yet is that they are also planning GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for that month.
It goes without saying that October will be a very hot month for desktop gamers. In October AMD is introducing Ryzen 4000 “Vermeer” series based on Zen3 architecture, only to ‘reveal’ Radeon RX 6000 series three weeks later. In the meantime, NVIDIA will launch its GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, and, as we have just learned, also the RTX 3060 Ti.
NVIDIA has informed AIBs that the plan is to release RTX 3060 Ti in the second half of October. The specifications were also provided and it seems that the Ti model is replacing the rumored RTX 3060 SUPER.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is equipped with GA104-200 GPU, featuring 4864 CUDA cores (exactly 1024 cores fewer than RTX 3070). It will share memory configuration with RTX 3070: 8GB of GDDR6 non-X memory clocked at 14.0 Gbps (with 448 GB/s maximum bandwidth).
It terms of power consumption, we only have AIB figures for custom factory-overclocked models. It appears that the RTX 3060 Ti will have around 40W less than RTX 3070. The figures provided by our sources are all above NVIDIA reference specs, however, by comparing them to what we already know from NVIDIA, we could assume that the reference TDP specs for RTX 3060 Ti are somewhere around 180W to 200W (factory OC models). A custom board requires a single 8-pin power connector, it is safe to assume that the reference board also requires such a connector.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Specifications|
|VideoCardz.com||RTX 3090||RTX 3080||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti|
|Reference Board||PG132 SKU 30||PG132 SKU 10||PG142 SKU 10||PG190 SKU 10|
|GPU||8nm GA102-300||8nm GA102-200||8nm GA104-300||8nm GA104-200|
24 GB G6X
10 GB G6X
8 GB G6
8 GB G6
|Release Date||September 24th||September 17th||October||October|