Though Nvidia has launched its GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada) graphics playing cards, the chipmaker is not able to bid farewell to Ampere but. Likewise, Nvidia hasn’t formally introduced the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X, however Asus has simply confirmed the brand new Ampere SKU’s existence.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X is a part of the rumored refresh, together with fashions just like the GeForce RTX 3060 GDDR6X, GeForce RTX 3060 8GB, and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GA102. The refresh means that Nvidia could have accrued too many Ampere dies and is discovering methods to eliminate them. Due to this fact, the following contenders for the finest graphics playing cards may hail from Nvidia’s Ampere household quite than Ada.
As first noticed by VideoCardz (opens in new tab), Asus has listed the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8G GDDR6X and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8G GDDR6X graphics playing cards, with the latter mannequin arriving with a manufacturing unit overclock. The usual model boosts to 1,665 MHz, the identical enhance clock because the common GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Version. Nonetheless, Asus’ graphics card has an OC mode that additional ups the clock velocity to 1,695 MHz. In the meantime, the OC version has a 1,775 MHz default enhance clock and a 1,785 OC enhance clock.
Asus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X Specs
|CUDA Cores||Default Mode Increase Clock||OC Mode Increase Clock||Reminiscence||Reminiscence Pace||Reminiscence Interface||Bandwidth||Energy Connectors||Half Quantity|
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8G GDDR6X||4,864||1,755 MHz||1,785 MHz||8GB GDDR6X||19 Gbps||256-bit||608 GBps||2 x 8-pin||TUF-RTX3060TI-O8GD6X-GAMING|
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8GB GDDR6||4,864||1,755 MHz||1,785 MHz||8GB GDDR6||14 Gbps||256-bit||448 GBps||1 x 8-pin||TUF-RTX3060TI-O8G-GAMING|
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8G GDDR6X||4,864||1,665 MHz||1,695 MHz||8GB GDDR6X||19 Gbps||256-bit||608 GBps||2 x 8-pin||TUF-RTX3060TI-8GD6X-GAMING|
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6||4,864||1,665 MHz||1,695 MHz||8GB GDDR6||14 Gbps||256-bit||448 GBps||1 x 8-pin||TUF-RTX3060TI-8G-GAMING|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Version||4,864||1,665 MHz||N/A||8GB GDDR6||14 Gbps||256-bit||448 GBps||1 x 12-pin||N/A|
The improved enhance clock speeds will assist the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X supply increased efficiency over the vanilla model. Nonetheless, the present’s actual star is the swap from 14 Gbps GDDR6 reminiscence to 19 Gbps GDDR6X reminiscence. Though the quantity of reminiscence and 256-bit interface stays the identical, the GDDR6X reminiscence will enhance the Ampere graphics card’s reminiscence throughput.
Whereas the usual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti affords a reminiscence bandwidth of as much as 448 GBps, the GDDR6X variant delivers as much as 608 GBps. The brand new SKU represents a 36% enchancment. In a earlier leak (opens in new tab), the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X outperformed the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by as much as 10% in artificial benchmarks, which do not all the time inform the entire story. It stays to be seen whether or not the upper reminiscence bandwidth affords a perceptible uplift in real-world gaming.
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Sadly, Asus did not record the TDP for the customized GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X graphics playing cards. It is nonetheless a thriller how a lot affect the GDDR6X reminiscence has on the graphics card’s TDP. It might appear that the brand new variant does draw extra energy, in accordance with Asus’ design.
The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8GB GDDR6 solely makes use of a single 8-pin PCIe energy connector. In distinction, Asus has outfitted the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8G GDDR6X with two 8-pin PCIe energy connectors. Each graphics playing cards function the identical enhance clock, so the clock speeds aren’t the rationale for the upper energy requirement. As a substitute, it comes right down to the kind of reminiscence.
It is a radical change contemplating that every 8-pin PCIe energy connector is appropriate for 150W. Nonetheless, the additional energy connector would not essentially imply that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X pulls the overall 150W. Asus nonetheless suggests a 750W energy provide for the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8G GDDR6X regardless of its twin 8-pin PCIe energy connectors. It is the identical minimal advice because the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Version 8GB GDDR6. We will conclude from the facility connector association that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X possible has the next TDP however just isn’t important sufficient to warrant an even bigger energy provide, a minimum of in Asus’ case.
It is unknown when Nvidia will unveil the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X; it should not be lengthy, although, since Asus has already listed the model’s customized fashions.