Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti hinted for late October

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti hinted for late October

Nvidia has suggested to its board partners that it plans to launch a mid-range RTX-3000 GPU, the RTX 3060 Ti, in late-October, giving those without 500+ dollars to spend on a new graphics card a viable upgrade path from their 1000 or 2000-series cards.

The RTX 3060 Ti will use a cut down version of the GPU found in the RTX 3070. It'll have the same transistor count, but fewer CUDA cores at 4,864, according to Videocardz. Do note, however, that this factors in the FP32/INT32 cores that Nvidia now counts as full FP32 just because they can be utilized for that purpose. When comparing with Turing, this is more like 2,432 CUDA cores (a near 500 increase over the RTX 2060), so still a sizeable leap, and the possibility of far greater performance besides, but this won't be twice the speed of an 2060.

That said, with more tensor cores, faster new generation RT cores, 8GB of memory over a wider-bus, and the new smaller process node, the 3060 Ti should be vastly faster than even the 2060 Super, quite likely approaching RTX 2080 speeds at a fraction of the price.

Expect it to debut in October shortly after the 3070.

Would you pay $350 for a 2080-like card with next-generation RT and Tensor cores?