Some GeForce RTX 3060s were found to be equipped with GA104 cores

Many gamers are quite critical of the GeForce RTX 3060. However, the 12GB large video memory is an advantage, and performance is still possible under the blessing of DLSS. More importantly, Nvidia’s supply of this product is relatively sufficient.

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti

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Recently, GPU supply has become tight again, and the price of graphics cards has also risen accordingly. Matthew Smith is the staff responsible for maintaining the graphics card database at TechPowerup, he revealed on his Twitter account, some GeForce RTX 3060 does not use GA106 core, but the same GA104 core as GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/RTX 3070/RTX 3070 Ti. Compared with the GA106 core with 13.25 billion transistors and an area of ​​276 square millimeters, the GA104 core with 17.4 billion transistors and an area of ​​392 square millimeters is obviously larger. Nvidia has done a similar approach with GeForce GTX 1650 before. EVGA’s GeForce RTX 2060 KO Gaming has also been found to use both TU104 and TU106 cores.

Regardless of whether it is equipped with a GA106 core or a GA104 core, the theoretical specifications of the GeForce RTX 3060 are the same. In the previous test of EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Gaming, the performance difference between TU104 and TU106 core products in most projects is almost negligible. However, Nvidia later admitted that the performance of TU104 core products may be improved in individual workloads. I don’t know if this will happen to the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with GA104 core.