The Unreleased RTX 3060 Super Exposed
The full-fledged GA106 GPU utilized in the GeForce RTX 3060 features 30 Streaming Multiprocessors (SM) units, amounting to 3,840 CUDA cores; however, such a specification has never materialized in the desktop market. In truth, NVIDIA had planned for an RTX 3060 Super graphics card with this core, yet it never reached the market.
Twitter user @inatural_log shared a GPU-Z screenshot depicting an RTX 3060 with the complete GA106 core, claiming it to be an RTX 3060 Super. It boasts 3,840 CUDA cores, 120 raster units, and 48 texture units, complemented by 192-bit/12GB GDDR6 memory. The GPU’s base clock is 1627MHz, with a boost clock of 1852MHz and an effective memory data rate of 15Gbps. The graphics card employs a PCB designated as PG190 SKU 50—one of many PCBs utilized in the RTX 3060 lineup. The card’s BIOS date, displayed as December 16, 2020, indicates that this is not a new graphics card, but rather a leaked test card.
Twitter user @harukaze5719 compiled various RTX 3060 specifications into a table for ease of comparison, omitting the GA104 GPU-based RTX 3060 Ti. In fact, numerous test cards have leaked previously, such as the RTX 3080 Ti 20GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, which ultimately remained in the laboratory stage and never made it to market. The RTX 3060 Super is likely in a similar situation.