Tuesday, January 5th 2021

NVIDIA Readies GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra: 12GB, ASUS TUF OC Pictured

NVIDIA is reportedly preparing a new GeForce RTX 30-series SKU positioned around the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070, as the company looks to fine-tune its lineup against the Radeon RX 6700 series. Called the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra, the SKU is reportedly carved out from the same 8 nm "GA104" silicon as the RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3070; but with a different core-configuration, and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. At this point, it is not known if the memory bus width is narrowed to 192-bit, or if the same 256-bit wide memory bus is used (with mixed memory chip density). WCCFTech posted a picture of the first custom-design RTX 3060 Ultra card, an ASUS TUF Gaming product, which it reports to be faster than the RTX 3060 Ti. The publication also reports the card's MSRP pricing to be USD $449.
Source: WCCFTech
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69 Comments on NVIDIA Readies GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra: 12GB, ASUS TUF OC Pictured

#1
TheLostSwede
Does this even matter if there won't be any stock?
Apart from 3090's, there's almost no stock left, even here.
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#2
ixi
50 dolah cheaper than 3070, interesting. Naming in other hand... They should have called it "mega". Hehe, but I doubt that people will chose this over 3070.
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#3
Flanker
The last ultra I remember was the 8800 Ultra, which was an overclocked version of the flagship at the time. They use it on a supposedly mid range card?
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#4
GeorgeMan
TheLostSwedeDoes this even matter if there won't be any stock?
Apart from 3090's, there's almost no stock left, even here.
Eventually there will be, for God's sake! Not everyone is rushing into these, they will be nvidias line-up for next few years. :)
Reading about mixed memory densities made me wonder if any other GPU of the past was launched with such memory, hmmm...
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#5
ZoneDymo
so my friend JUST ordered a 3060ti on my recommendation.... kinda feel I need to tell them to cancel now....
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#6
Vayra86
Nvidia is reportedly doing a lot it seems lately.

Rumor mill BS. There's not even any knowledge on what the GPU can do. 192 or 256 bit is kinda important, but luckily there's a shader count or die estimation..oh wait
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#7
hat
Enthusiast
FlankerThe last ultra I remember was the 8800 Ultra, which was an overclocked version of the flagship at the time. They use it on a supposedly mid range card?
I had an FX 5200 Ultra back in the day. It's not reserved for high end only... but it should be the highest of that particular model.
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#8
Dammeron
When 3060 has more memory than 3070 and 3080...
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#9
djuice
What's the point of this? Isn't the 3060Ti just 10% slower than the 3070, now with the Ultra version its only 5% slower?
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#10
Flanker
hatI had an FX 5200 Ultra back in the day. It's not reserved for high end only... but it should be the highest of that particular model.
Oohhh I see
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#11
dj-electric
It seems like a quick steering effect after knowing RX 6700 series will possibly carry 12GB of video memory over 192BIT controllers.
Assuming this is a reasonable response
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#12
cst1992
What the hell?!

Earlier, the 3080Ti to bridge the 10% gap between the 3080 and 3090, and now a 3060 Ultra to bridge the 10% gap between 3060 Ti and 3070?
DammeronWhen 3060 has more memory than 3070 and 3080...
What with the 1060 6GB it's nothing new.
ZoneDymoso my friend JUST ordered a 3060ti on my recommendation.... kinda feel I need to tell them to cancel now....
Don't if they're not going to go above 1440p. This would be a flat launch I'm guessing.
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#13
Tom Yum
hatI had an FX 5200 Ultra back in the day. It's not reserved for high end only... but it should be the highest of that particular model.
My condolences
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#14
Rahnak
So now NVIDIA has Ti, Super and Ultra on top of the "vanilla" models. Nice, not confusing at all. /s

They seem a bit lost lately.
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#15
BluesFanUK
It would be nice if people weren't so thick and just left Nvidia to it. Don't buy their cards, they'll soon get the message.
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#16
THANATOS
cst1992Don't if they're not going to go above 1440p. This would be a flat launch I'm guessing.
It's not so easy to choose. My bet is 3840 Cuda cores for RTX 3060 and then 3060Ti will be ~25% faster. But the question si how long is he planning to keep It. If he is planning to have It for more than 2 years, then I wonder If It's not safer to buy this card with more Vram.

edit: 8GB could be a problem later, but 3060ti is still a lot faster, so It's better to keep It.
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#17
cst1992
THANATOSIt's not so easy to choose. My bet is 3840 Cuda cores for RTX 3060 and then 3060Ti will be ~25% faster. But the question si how long is he planning to keep It. If he is planning to have It for more than 2 years, then I wonder If It's not safer to buy this card with more Vram.
VRAM use increases with resolution and AA.
If the person is not going to use a very high resolution(e.g. >=4K) then there is no point getting lots of RAM.
What might happen in the future when 4K gaming becomes more mainstream is that he may end up leapfrogging 12GB altogether and get a 16GB card, like I did - my 970 was 4GB and it's starting to get constrained at 1080p in newer games so I jumped directly to an 8GB 3060Ti which should set me up for a long time for 1080p and 1440p.
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#18
Hyderz
Id say bring back the LE :D
RTX 3060 LE
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#19
cst1992
HyderzId say bring back the LE :D
RTX 3060 LE
Hold on, let me get my turkey to cook on it...
Ah well, at 500C even that'll be burnt to a crisp.
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#20
ixi
DammeronWhen 3060 has more memory than 3070 and 3080...
GB doesnt mean that much. Memory speed matters.
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#21
cst1992
ixiGB doesnt mean that much. Memory speed matters.
memory and GPU both.
The market is filled with paltry 710 and 1030 GPUs with 2 and 4GB of memory.
We all know the poor cards won't be able to use a quarter of it.
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#22
R00kie
cst1992What with the 1060 6GB it's nothing new.
Only that both 1070 and 1080 had 8GB
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#23
kingkongtol
this will be ~$700 at my local market :cry:
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#24
Dammeron
ixiGB doesnt mean that much. Memory speed matters.
Capacity doesn't mean much unless You fill it up to the brim - then things get ugly. Modern games can already take up to 10-11GB of VRAM and since I buy a GPU to last at least a few years, I wish 3080 had >15GB on board to cover that time.
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#25
Popperr2
THANATOSIt's not so easy to choose. My bet is 3840 Cuda cores for RTX 3060 and then 3060Ti will be ~25% faster. But the question si how long is he planning to keep It. If he is planning to have It for more than 2 years, then I wonder If It's not safer to buy this card with more Vram.
I think you're mistaken, the 3060 Ultra is expected to be faster than the ti.
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