Nvidia may come again with a slightly modified version of the GeForce RTX 3060. This will contain 12GB of GDDR6X memory in addition to a GA104 GPU. The latter is the most important change; the existing versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 all have GDDR6.
The Twitter account of the TechPowerUP GPU Database administrator brings brief these specs, which he may have seen because he has access to the GPU-Z validations. For the time being there is no official clarity and the arrival of this RTX 3060 variant is therefore still a rumor.
According to TechPowerUp the new variant will contain 12GB of GDDR6X memory, which has a relatively high speed of 19Gbit/s. That in combination with the 192bit memory bus leads to a memory bandwidth of 456GB/s. That’s slightly higher than the original RTX 3070; this video card has GDDR6 memory at 14Gbit/s in combination with a 256bit memory bus and a maximum bandwidth of 448GB/s. That is also exactly the bandwidth of the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6 memory, although this video card also has a variant with GDDR6X memory and therefore a higher bandwidth. The regular RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 vram, a memory speed of 15Gbit/s and a 192bit memory bus has a bandwidth of 360GB/s.
The core of the new variant of the RTX 3060 would remain the same, in the form of 3584 CUDA cores, 288 Tensor cores and 28 RT cores. The RTX 3060 was released at the end of February 2021 during the then ongoing corona pandemic and mining hypes, and received a suggested retail price of 349 euros at the time of introduction. However, the actual prices were often much higher. The RTX 3060 was not a Founders Edition at the time.
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