Monday, February 15th 2021

NVIDIA Confirms Specs of the GeForce RTX 3060 "Ampere"

NVIDIA made the product page of the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card active on its website. The card is shown starting at USD $329, and NVIDIA confirmed some basic specs. The RTX 3060 is endowed with 3,584 CUDA cores, and comes with GPU frequency of 1.32 GHz, and maximum GPU Boost frequency of 1.78 GHz. It is confirmed to feature 12 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. The card's typical board power is confirmed to be 170 W, with the reference card making do with a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The RTX 3060 should be available from February 25.
Source: NVIDIA
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103 Comments on NVIDIA Confirms Specs of the GeForce RTX 3060 "Ampere"

#26
dir_d
1080Ti to the Moon, i guess ill be holding on to this card at least 1 or 2 more years, best purchase i have ever made
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#27
WonkoTheSaneUK
Imma hold judgement until some reviews drop and I can tell how it stacks against my GTX1080.
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#28
Colddecked
Vya Domus
It's engineered to destroy expectations that people have for VRAM amounts and prices.
Engineered to cause GDDR6 shortages for sure.
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#29
windwhirl
InVasMani
NVIDIA...starting at $329.00: Clicks link Nvidia's own card $399.00!



ASUS just gave up and said fuck it, imma charge whatever I feel like.
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#30
birdie
spnidel
3060 - 12gb
3060 ti - 8gb
3070 - 8gb
3080 - 10gb

what a fucked lineup lol
DO. NOT. BUY.
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#31
ThrashZone
windwhirl


ASUS just gave up and said fuck it, imma charge whatever I feel like.
Hi,
And still get crappy support now that's priceless :-)
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#32
B-Real
DuxCro
Almost €1000 for RTX 3060Ti in stores here in Croatia. I expect 3060 will be reasonable €800. :laugh:
:D 10/10
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#33
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Would someone please tell me why this budget card has more vram than higher end Nvidia cards ???
Like whats the logic behind it, is it just to cause GDDR6 shortages which then Nvidia will take it as an excuse to drive prices even higher ?!
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#34
dirtyferret
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Would someone please tell me why this budget card has more vram than higher end Nvidia cards ???
Like whats the logic behind it, is it just to cause GDDR6 shortages which then Nvidia will take it as an excuse to drive prices even higher ?!
1. not sure how $330( :roll: like it would actually be that price) is a budget card?
2. who cares, by the time anyone can get their hands on one for MSRP you will have 3060 super, RTX 4060, or their AMD equivalent cards coming out. Nvidia, AMD, and their merry band of AIBs have completely screwed up the market.
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#35
InVasMani
Save us light bright you're our only hope.
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#36
Caring1
DuxCro
Almost €1000 for RTX 3060Ti in stores here in Croatia. I expect 3060 will be reasonable €800. :laugh:
Will be the same for Australian Dollars, Ti is around $1,000 currently, I expect the 3060 to be around $800 or slightly higher.
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#37
kapone32
My 6800XT cost $864 US the day I bought it $34 above the MSRP. I have already made up that number in Mine Hash.
dirtyferret
1. not sure how $330( :roll: like it would actually be that price) is a budget card?
2. who cares, by the time anyone can get their hands on one for MSRP you will have 3060 super, RTX 4060, or their AMD equivalent cards coming out. Nvidia, AMD, and their merry band of AIBs have completely screwed up the market.
It's not the AIB's fault. It is the simple mechanic of supply and demand. Nvidia's messes our minds with their constant teases and ultra confusing launches. AMD has their entire lineup on the same node and launched 2 compelling consoles (at the same time). A few weeks ago there were RX 570 8 GBs available between 320 and 400 CAD they are all now gone which means the distributors have even exhausted slow (old) inventory. Bitcoin is at $47898 US. In a depressed economy that is a compelling reason to get into mining. Then you add all the nuances manifested throughout COVID. I keep saying it but the fact that every 3000 (that have launched) and 6000 series (so far) are all faster than the 2080TI. As a 3700X is still $400 (CAD) means there is no longer a perceived deal for budget mid grade Ryzen parts. Not that you can buy a 3600 for less than 270 CAD (Remember when the was $149). In fact AMD is only seen as value vs Nvidia in the eyes of people who still have Tahiti and Polaris cards (actually RDNA cards were not too shabby in price not too long ago).
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#38
dirtyferret
kapone32
It's not the AIB's fault. It is the simple mechanic of supply and demand.
The latter is true which is why we find the current state of the market. While the AIB's might not be at fault they certainly have done little to be part of the solution raising prices far above additional tariff rates.
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#39
trog100
the current UK ebay price for a 3060ti is around £900 quid.. i consider this the real price for anybody that actually wants to buy one..

trog
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#40
Fluffmeister
Probably doesn't help getting these ads on TPU:


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#41
TheDeeGee
Fluffmeister
Probably doesn't help getting these ads on TPU:



Yeah, fuck this mining promoting on TPU.
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#42
HisDivineOrder
kapone32
My 6800XT cost $864 US the day I bought it $34 above the MSRP. I have already made up that number in Mine Hash.


It's not the AIB's fault. It is the simple mechanic of supply and demand. Nvidia's messes our minds with their constant teases and ultra confusing launches. AMD has their entire lineup on the same node and launched 2 compelling consoles (at the same time). A few weeks ago there were RX 570 8 GBs available between 320 and 400 CAD they are all now gone which means the distributors have even exhausted slow (old) inventory. Bitcoin is at $47898 US. In a depressed economy that is a compelling reason to get into mining. Then you add all the nuances manifested throughout COVID. I keep saying it but the fact that every 3000 (that have launched) and 6000 series (so far) are all faster than the 2080TI. As a 3700X is still $400 (CAD) means there is no longer a perceived deal for budget mid grade Ryzen parts. Not that you can buy a 3600 for less than 270 CAD (Remember when the was $149). In fact AMD is only seen as value vs Nvidia in the eyes of people who still have Tahiti and Polaris cards (actually RDNA cards were not too shabby in price not too long ago).
You're right. The best solution is for nvidia and AMD to disable mining in hardware and create exclusive lines built for that purpose specifically.
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#43
TheoneandonlyMrK
HisDivineOrder
You're right. The best solution is for nvidia and AMD to disable mining in hardware and create exclusive lines built for that purpose specifically.
I don't think that's possible,they have cut out most of the 64bit performance , 32bit is actually needed as are the rest of the architecture of a GPU, or they wouldn't be there, these designs are made primarily to game, not compute.

They already made compute monster card's , they're too expensive for miner's though obviously.
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#44
windwhirl
HisDivineOrder
The best solution is for nvidia and AMD to disable mining in hardware
That seems highly difficult to do. How would the GPU detect that the operations correspond to mining? And how would they block it or reduce its performance to horrible levels without affecting what you would call "legit operations"?

I'd discard the drivers route upfront, since there are open drivers on Linux. And I doubt anyone is gonna introduce a counter-mining piece of code just because.
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#45
evernessince
There's only so many times these companies can jebait customers before they stop caring.

No, you are very likely not going to get one and certainly not at a reasonable price. Don't bother reading reviews, watching videos, or consuming related media.

Better to just wait until next gen at this point. It's painfully clear AMD and Nvidia could care less about actual customers getting their hands on product.
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#46
neatfeatguy
evernessince
There's only so many times these companies can jebait customers before they stop caring.

No, you are very likely not going to get one and certainly not at a reasonable price. Don't bother reading reviews, watching videos, or consuming related media.

Better to just wait until next gen at this point. It's painfully clear AMD and Nvidia could care less about actual customers getting their hands on product.
My guess is, by the time anyone waits for a review to see if they want this card or not, all cards will be sold and it won't matter. In other words, do not educate yourself on the hardware and it's performance, just buy, buy, buy!
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#47
Chloe Price
Cobain
Listed for 560€ here... Absurd
Heh, I said already that it's going to be 500EUR at least here in Finland and I was probably right.
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#48
Easo
DuxCro
Almost €1000 for RTX 3060Ti in stores here in Croatia. I expect 3060 will be reasonable €800. :laugh:
Quoting /wallstreetbets - "To the f....ing moon!"

That is simply insane. :laugh:
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#49
bug
Marketing department: We don't have any of our three new GPUs to sell!
Engineering: Let us give you a fourth GPU then.
:kookoo:
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#50
Minus Infinity
ratirt
So what would be this 3060's performance? Were would it stack? 5700X? 2070? 2070Super?
IIRC 2070 Super to 2080 ish. 3060 Ti is faster than 2080 Super, not too far behind 3070 which is 2080Ti or a bit better. I think 3060 Ti is bit close for comfort to the 3070 and Nvidia will be not making so many and instead will focus on the 3060.
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