Nvidia has already released its Ampere lineup of GPUs, and we have been hearing a lot of chatter on the web regarding the company’s plans to counter AMD’s upcoming RDNA 2 GPU lineup of cards. Many new SKUs were already rumored before, some also got cancelled, but some of the cards are still on the launch pipeline, sporting better specs than previous counterparts as well.
If you have been following the latest tech news and Nvidia’s roadmap since past few months or so, then you might have heard rumors that Nvidia was allegedly prepping to launch more SKUs in the current Ampere GPU lineup.
Now we have some more leaks on Nvidia’s Ampere GPU lineup, once again as reported by Kopite7kimi, a known and reliable Nvidia leaker. For the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060 Ti GPU rumors, please kindly check this article. Kopite7kimi has provided us with some fresh info on the GA106 GPU core silicon used and reserved by Nvidia for mid-range/mainstream SKUs.
According to the leaker, Nvidia has two more SKUs in the pipeline, the RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti, respectively. It appears this time we won’t be getting any GTX-branded cards lacking hardware Ray Tracing/Tensor cores, assuming this rumor is trustworthy in the first place.
Ah, the desktop cards based on GA106 will be called
RTX 3050 Ti(3584FP32).
?I don't know if it will change in the future.
— kopite7kimi4virgil (@kopite7kimi) November 4, 2020
According to Kopite7kimi, the RTX 3060 would allegedly feature 3840 FP32 CUDA cores, while RTX 3050 Ti would stick to 3584 FP32 CUDA cores. Both these cards are going to be based on the same GA106 GPU silicon, and the Memory bus width is expected to be 192-bit, which means these cards can feature either 6 GB or 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Both 6 GB and 12 GB configurations seem possible. This would also be the first time NVIDIA is bringing RTX support on its x050-series SKUs. The RTX 3060 is expected to launch around the first week of January 2021, while RTX 3050 Ti SKU is expected to hit retail shelves between January and February, next year 2021 that is.
As per some rumors, Nvidia also plans to release the RTX 3050 non-Ti variant as well. But no info on the GPU specifications or the release date has been shared yet. But we can expect Nvidia to target the low-end/entry-level and mid-range GPU market segment as well, like they have done in the past.
This all depends on how well AMD responds back with their low-end/mid-range/mainstream NAVI RX 6000-series lineup, which is based on the new and refined RDNA 2 GPU architecture.
Stay tuned for more!