It appears that previous rumors were true as Nvidia has just confirmed that they have a new mid-range Ti SKU variant in the works as well, the Ampere Geforce RTX 3060 Ti.
This leak comes via Videocardz, and according to them, NVIDIA has already informed AIBs that the company plans to release the RTX 3060 Ti in the second half of October. We already know that the GeForce RTX 3070 SKU will launch in October for a price of $499 USD. But now it appears that Nvidia plans to introduce a new RTX 3060 Ti GPU as well, which is based on the same GA104 GPU die as the RTX 3070.
Some specs have been provided, and it looks like this new Ti SKU will be replacing the previously rumored RTX 3060 SUPER variant card. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti houses the GA104-200 GPU silicon, and the card will feature a total of 4864 CUDA cores, which is 1024 cores less than the RTX 3070. The Memory configuration specs remain the same as the RTX 3070, with the new Ti GPU having 8GB of GDDR6 non-X memory clocked at 14.0 Gbps, thus giving a total of 448 GB/s maximum bandwidth, along a 256-bit wide memory bus interface.
When it comes to the power consumption and TDP figures, the RTX 3060 Ti will consume slightly less wattage than the RTX 3070 SKU, roughly 40 watts. TDP specs for RTX 3060 Ti are expected to be somewhere around 180W to 200W, for both the reference and custom AIB factory OC models. This GPU will require a SINGLE 8-PIN PCIe power connector.
RTX 3060 Ti specs at a glance:
- GPU: 8nm GA104-200
- CUDA cores: 4864
- Tensor cores: 152
- RT cores: 38
- VRAM: 8GB GDDR6 (non-X)
- Memory bus: 256-bit
- Memory clock: 14 Gbps
- Bandwidth: 448 GB/s
- TDP: 180-200 Watts
As for the pricing, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti could launch for around $399 US, similar to the RTX 2060 SUPER SKU. We can also expect a low-end non-Ti variant from Nvidia, costing around $299 USD, as per speculation.
Since this Ti card has 20% lower cores than the RTX 3070, so based on this, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti could end up being as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, but for almost half the price and with lower TDP
Stay tuned for more!