NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 3060 Ti was confirmed recently with its full specs leaked, and now it looks like we have a launch date. According to MyDrivers.com (via Videocardz), the GA104-based RTX 3060 Ti will launch on November 17th. We have also heard the same from our sources (more specifically, this is the release date. embargo) and therefore not tagging this is a rumor – although Jensen can and will probably postpone the date a bit just to mess with the leak scene.
The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti will be announced on November 17
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will have a GA104-200 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps. The bus width will be 256-bit for a total bandwidth of 448 GB / s bandwidth. Since the board will require less power, the TBP should be around 200W with a reference design clock around 180W. This is a 5W increase from the RTX 2070 at 175W, and matches the way we expect the Samsung button to be fair in terms of power efficiency when compared to TSMC’s buttons.
Keep in mind that the reason NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 cards don’t linearly scale in performance is due to bottlenecks by game engines and the binary code that aren’t designed to handle this high amount of cores. We know that the hardware and driver stacks scale linearly due to the benchmark performance of these cards in software like vRAY and Octane – designed to handle a huge amount of graphics power. This means that when you shrink cores, performance will be Not linear rate reduction. In fact, I fully expect the RTX 3060 Ti to beat the RTX 2080 on watch! Assuming the clock is a bit lower than the RTX 2080 Ti, it would easily trade off with the previous flagship.
The RTX 3060 Ti line of cards has been in development for a very long time, and the Videocardz is finally getting a confirmation of the same thing.
Here is the full RTX product line:
‘Ampere’ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:
|Graphics card name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti?||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti?||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090|
|GPU name||Pliers GA104-200||Pliers GA104-300||Pliers GA102-150||Pliers GA102-200||Pliers GA102-250||Pliers GA102-300|
|Handle button||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Semiconductor components||17.4 billion||17.4 billion||28 billion||28 billion||28 billion||28 billion|
|TMU / ROP||152/80||184/96||232/80||272/96||312/104||328/112|
|Tensor / RT core||152/38||184/46||232/58||272/68||312/78||328/82|
|Basic clock||1410 MHz||1500 MHz||TBA||1440 MHz||TBA||1400 MHz|
|Clock speed booster||1665 MHz||1730 MHz||TBA||1710 MHz||TBA||1700 MHz|
|Calculator FP32||16.2 TFLOPs||20 TFLOP||TBA||30 TFLOP||TBA||36 TFLOP|
|RT TFLOPs||32.4 TFLOPs||40 TFLOP||TBA||58 TFLOP||TBA||69 TFLOP|
|Tensor-TOP||TBA||163 top||TBA||Top 238||TBA||285 top|
|Memory storage||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||10 GB GDDR6X?||10 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X?||24 GB GDDR6X|
|Memory speed||14 Gb / sec||14 Gb / sec||TBA||19 Gb / sec||TBA||19.5 Gb / sec|
|Bandwidth||448 Gb / sec||448 Gb / sec||TBA||760 Gb / sec||TBA||936 Gb / sec|
|Price (MSRP / FE)||$ 399 US?||$ 499 US||$ 599 US?||$ 699 US||$ 899 US?||$ 1499 US|
|Launch (Availability)||November 2020?||October 29||Q4 2020?||September 17||Q4 2020?||September 24|
AMD just launched the Navi 22 series on October 28, and that’s probably one reason why NVIDIA decided to launch the first Ti-based version. With the 3080 and 3090 cards still out of stock, gamers are clearly aspiring to get their hands on next-generation GPUs. Oh and if you’re wondering what’s going on at NVIDIA then I have some interesting details for you.
See, productivity for the first few batches of the Samsung 8nm button is lower than expected and expensive. The company expects output (and hence wafer prices) to improve significantly in the coming months. In order to protect its shareholders, the company was cautious with the orders of the first few batches and placed them in significantly larger quantities for the latter. This problem is exacerbated by bots scanning the entire volume from the start. We expect high volume orders to start being reached before the holiday season (assuming once again, miners of course don’t eat them all).