NVIDIA is reportedly planning to launch new GeForce RTX 3060 cards that will make use of the more powerful GA104 GPU.
Recycled GA104s used in unannounced RTX 3060shttps://t.co/ma9XHreCc3 new dev ID 2487
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That GPU was previously seen in the more powerful RTX 3070 and RTX 3060Ti cards, but we’ll now see it arrive in entry-level segment too, but there’s a catch; the new RTX 3060 card will come with 3548 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6 memory; and 42% of the GA104’s potential will be capped, compared to the 7% cap of the GA106 in the original RTX 3060. This is to ensure the RTX 3060 can stay within the affordable price segment.
According to Tech Power Up, the GA104-based RTX 3060 will draw power from a 1x 12-pin connector, and comes with 1x HDMI, and 3x DP. The card will occupy a PCIe 4.0 x16 lane on your motherboard. It measures 242mm in length and 112mm in width.
There’s no word on its official availability and pricing yet, but it’s to hear that there will be more affordable GPU units heading our way in the near future, what with the global chip shortage and all.