There were reports earlier that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will launch after RTX 3070 Ampere GPU, and we have already seen some leaks before from Gigabyte and Galax as well. This should be the first budget mainstream offering from Nvidia, and the next GPU to get released in the Ampere lineup.
The RTX 3060 Ti card would be based on the GA104-200 GPU featuring 4864 CUDA cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps. The bus width will be 256-bit thus giving a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s. The card will also sport 38 RT cores, and 152 Tensor cores. These are second generation RT cores and third gen Tensor cores.
This Ti model will feature a core count greater than the Turing RTX 2080 Ti GPU which packs a total of 4352 cuda cores. Since this GPU will naturally require less power, the TDP should be around 200W, with the reference design having an 180W power envelope.
Now the Eurasian Economic Commission/EEC has listed few custom RTX 3060 Ti SKU model entries from Gigabyte as spotted by Komachi_Ensaka, coming via Tom’s Hardware. This again confirms that Nvidia and its AIBs plan to release this Ti variant soon. These entries were submitted by the manufacturer for certification at EEC.
Currently there is no fixed launch date but these models are expected around the end of October. As we know AMD is going to launch their Big Navi series on October 28, and that could be one reason why Nvidia has decided to launch this Ti variant as well.
Four models from Gigabyte have been listed at EEC. The GV-N306T part number/prefix refers to the RTX 3060 Ti GPU:
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB AORUS Master (GV-N306TAORUS M-8GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GAMING OC (GV-N306TGAMING OC-8GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB EAGLE OC (GV-N306TEAGLE OC-8GD)
- GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB EAGLE (GV-N306TEAGLE-8GD)
One online retailer is also listing this GPU, as spotted by @momomo_us. But the inflated price listed here is just a placeholder and should not be considered as final. This card would not be costing around 1639 USD.
— 188? (@momomo_us) September 30, 2020
NVIDIA also has plans to launch the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB after the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series announcement on October 28th, and we have already seen some leaks before from Gigabyte and Galax.
The RTX 3080 20 GB SKU was also indirectly confirmed by NVIDIA in their recently released Ampere whitepaper.
Stay tuned for more!