NVIDIA might be preparing GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GA103-200 GPU

Published: 14th Jan 2022, 09:20 GMT   Comments

A new variant of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti?

NVIDIA Studio driver released earlier this year included a new graphics card that has not yet been officially released. 

So as it turns out, while only some IDs were included, the 511 Studio driver itself listed a new ID attached to RTX 3060 Ti graphics card. The new ID of 2414 appears to match the PCI Device family of GA103 GPU, the new GPU for RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU.

There were rumors that NVIDIA might be preparing two variants of this processor, the GA103S for laptops and GA103 for desktops. The RTX 3060 Ti would therefore be the first desktop variant.

NVIDIA_DEV.2414 = “NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti”

The fact that RTX 3060 Ti might be getting a GA103 GPU has already been recorded by PCI Device ID database maintainers, who have included the new SKU into their list. What this means is that we are now getting a third variant of this popular desktop GPU after NVIDIA release a Lite Hash Rate edition half a year ago.

NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti with GA103 GPU, Source: PCI Devices

The RTX 3060 Ti has been the least supplied model in the RTX 30 family. Some board partners have told that they have not seen a shipment of this SKU for months as NVIDIA priorities more expensive RTX 3070 variant, also based on GA104 GPU. With the release of a new GA103 model, NVIDIA might finally have a chance to meet the demand for this very powerful mid-ranger simply by using two different GPUs.

It is unclear what could possibly GA103 be offering in terms of overclocking headroom, power consumption, or simply efficiency, after all, it is still made using Samsung 8nm process technology. But the GPU reportedly features 7680 CUDA cores in its full implementation, so the RTX 3060 Ti would only utilize 60% of the silicon. It should only be a matter of time before NVIDIA launches RTX 3070 with the same GPU as well.

Update: According to known NVIDIA leaker @kopite7kimi, this new RTX 3060 Ti variant is to feature GA103-200 GPU. This new processor is to feature the same specs as GA104 one.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series
VideoCardz.comRTX 3070RTX 3060 TiRTX 3060 TI NewRTX 2080 SUPER
Picture
Reference BoardPG142 SKU 10PG190 SKU 10TBCPG180 SKU 40
GPU8nm GA104-3008nm GA104-2008nm GA103-20012nm TU104-450
Die Size
 
392 mm2
 
392 mm2
TBC
 
545 mm2
Transistors
 
17.4 B
 
17.4 B
TBC
 
13.6 B
CUDA Cores
 
5888
 
4864
 
4864
 
3072
Tensor Cores
 
184
 
152
 
152
 
384
RT Cores
 
46
 
38
TBC
 
48
Base Clock
 
1500 MHz
 
1410 MHz
 
1410 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1725 MHz
 
1665 MHz
 
1665 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Shader Perf.
 
20.3 TFLOPS
 
16.2 TFLOPS
 
16.2 TFLOPS
 
11.2 TFLOPS
Memory
 
8 GB G6
 
8 GB G6
 
8 GB G6
 
8 GB G6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
15.5 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
Max Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
497 GB/s
Thermal Design
 
220W
 
200W
TBC
 
250W
MSRP
 
$499
 
$399
 
$399
 
$699
Release DateOct 29th, 2020Dec 2nd, 2020TBCJul 23th, 2019

Many thanks to westlake for the tip!




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