NVIDIA finally announced the much-rumoured RTX 3060 and it is quite an impressive and affordable (probably not here in SA) GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 promises to deliver the same high-performance architecture, performance ray-tracing and support for Nvidia DLSS and other key features from the 30-series GPUs.
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The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is now the entry-level GPU among the RTX range. It sits just below the 3060 Ti. The company says that it will be available in late February 2021 and will release through various PC manufacturers including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI and more. It will start at $329
When it comes to the specs, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 promises twice the performance than the GTX 1060 and 10x the ray-tracing performance. This is obvious due to the lack of a dedicated RTX module in the GTX 1060. NVIDIA claims that the new card can run Cyberpunk 2077 with RTX at 60FPS. This is most likely running in 1080p of course.
The official specs include;
- 13 shader-TFLOPs
- 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing
- 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power NVIDIA DLSS
- 192-bit memory interface
- 12GB of GDDR6 memory
NVIDIA says that the new card benefits from all PCIe enhancements as the other RTX GPUs. This includes Reflex, Broadcast and advanced memory access. In addition, the company says that the card will also be available in upcoming notebooks alongside the RTX 3070 and 3080. Gigabyte, Acer and ASUS have already announced a range of notebooks that pack these new GPUs. Of course, they will set you back quite a penny but the performance boost promises higher refresh rates including 240Hz and up.
You can find out more about the notebooks by following the links below. Local pricing and release dates have yet to be announced for the upcoming RTX 3060.