Nvidia may launch GeForce RTX 3060 8GB

Although it is not far from NVIDIA’s launch of the next-generation Ada Lovelace-based GPU, even with the release of the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, in the early stage, it was also positioned as a relatively high-end model. In the future, the GeForce RTX 30 series will continue to be sold in the mainstream and entry-level markets.

According to MEGAsizeGPU reports, Nvidia will continue to release several GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, including GeForce RTX 3060 8GB, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X, and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with GA102. These graphics cards are currently planned, but it is unclear when they will be released.

Equipping the GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB of video memory means that the video memory bit width is also reduced from 192 bits to 128 bits. If the speed of GDDR6 memory remains unchanged, the memory bandwidth will drop by 120GB/s to 240GB/s. GeForce RTX 3060 8GB will fill the market gap between the original RTX 3060 12GB and RTX 3050, and it is a good addition to the low-end market.

According to the positioning and specifications, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti itself should be a very popular graphics card and should be the first choice for many players. Equipping GDDR6X memory will bring higher memory bandwidth, but it also means higher power consumption. It is uncertain how much performance improvement and cost will be increased by such a change.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti uses the GA102 chip, and it is expected that the number of CUDA cores should be the same as the original version, which may be to consume the GA102 stock as soon as possible. There have been previous reports that Nvidia has too much inventory, of which GA102 is the most serious. To this end, NVIDIA has decided to resume the production of GeForce RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards, and directly intervene in the inventory clearance of partner GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.