GeForce RTX 3060 launches on February 25th

GeForce RTX 3060 launches on February 25th

So far, NVIDIA has only talked about End of February when it came to the availability or the market launch of the GeForce RTX 3060. Today NVIDIA has informed the press and thus the public that the initially smallest Ampere offshoot will start on February 25th. On this day at the latest, the first tests of the corresponding cards can be expected. However, it is not yet known whether there will also be a Founders Edition or just Custom Designs.

So far we only know the US price of the cheaper versions of the GeForce RTX 3060. This is said to be 329 US dollars. We don’t currently know a euro price.

Comparison of the cards

RTX 3070 FE RTX 3060 Ti RTX 3060
GPU Ampere (GA104) Ampere (GA104) Ampere (GA106)
Transistors 17.4 billion 17.4 billion
production 8 nm 8 nm
Chip size 392,5 mm² 392,5 mm²
FP32-ALUs 5.888 4.864 3.584
INT32-ALUs 2.944 2.432 1.792
SMs 46 38 28
Colors Tensor 184 152 112
RT Cores 46 38 28
Basic-Stroke 1.500 MHz 1.410 MHz 1.320 MHz
Boost Rate 1.730 MHz 1.665 MHz 1.780 MHz
Storage capacity 8 GB 8 GB 12 GB
Storage type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory interface 256 Bit 256 Bit 192 Bit
Memory clock 1.725 MHz 1.750 MHz
Memory bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s
TDP 220 W 200 W 170 W
price 499 Euro 399 Euro 329 US-Dollar

 The  GeForce RTX 3060 is based on the GA106 GPU.

 The  number of transistors is not yet known, although this GPU is already available in the mobile version for notebooks. In the desktop version, the GeForce RTX 3060 has 3,584 FP32 and 1,792 INT32 processing units.

 The re are also 112 tensor cores and 28 RT cores.

 The  base clock should be at a comparatively low 1,320 MHz, and at least 1,780 MHz should be achieved via boost.

 The  thermal design power is given as 170 W.

 The  memory expansion is likely to be a special feature.

 The  GeForce RTX 3060 should offer a full 12 GB of GDDR6. This is connected via a 192-bit wide memory interface. With a clock rate of 1,750 MHz it comes to a memory bandwidth of 336 GB / s. With this 12 GB it offers more graphics memory than a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti or GeForce RX 3070. Even a GeForce RTX 3080 only offers 10 GB of graphics memory. NVIDIA is likely to do this mainly because the criticism of the built-in 6 GB (that would be the only possible alternative) would have been extremely high.

In due course you will also find a test of the GeForce RTX 3060 on Hardwareluxx.

 The  euro price should also be known by then. It remains to be seen whether the GeForce RTX 3060 will be more available than is the case for other new models. NVIDIA and the manufacturers should have provided a certain buffer, but the demand in the price segment of a little over 300 euros is certainly enormous.

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