Nvidia has revealed the latest and more affordable member of its RTX 30 family of video cards. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be available worldwide today, Dec. 2 with an SRP of $399 (around Php 19,200).
The RTX 3060 Ti was first hinted at in a leak in October. Back then, the use of the “Ti”—short for “Titanium—tag got people excited as it hinted that the card would offer good performance for a more affordable price.
With its official announcement, the projected performance of the RTX 3060 Ti does not disappoint. Nvidia says that the card will be, on average 40 percent faster than the previous generation RTX 2080 Super.
As for the card’s actual specs, the RTX 3060 Ti comes with 8 GB of video memory (the same as in the leak), a base clock of 1420 Mhz and a boost clock of 1665 Mhz. With the increased power, however, comes increased power draw. Nvidia says that the card draws up to 200 watts of power and, as such the company is recommending a 600W power supply for it.
Like its bigger brothers, the RTX 3060 will be capable of real-time ray tracing, support for Nvidia’s deep learning super sampling (DLSS) and the ability to run Nvidia’s suite of RTX apps.
The Founder’s Edition of the card, which is the one that goes on sale on Dec. 2, uses the same “Flow Through” cooler design as its bigger brothers. Specifically, it uses the dual-front-fan design of the RTX 3070. Visually, the main difference between both cards is the RTX 3060’s use of a lighter shade of gray. For power, it uses Nvidia’s new 12-pin connector, though it comes with an adaptor for the more traditional 8-pin connector.
Cards from third-party add-in-board manufacturers will use their own designs. These will also be available for purchase, at slightly different price points, on Dec. 2.
With the RTX 3060 Ti, Nvidia now has a card that significantly undercuts the latest offering from AMD, encroaching on the low-to-mid-range market that was traditionally that latter’s domain. Whether or not AMD has an answer to the RTX 3060 Ti is currently unknown. But considering that this is where it used to focus, it’s likely that they’ll reveal one in the near future.
In the meantime, here’s Nvidia’s launch trailer for the RTX 3060 Ti.
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