NVIDIA officially unveiled an improved GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory as well as a degraded GeForce RTX 3060 with a reduced to 8GB GDDR6 memory.Characteristics of the cards appeared on the company's website.Some partners NVIDIA, such as Manli, ASUS and Colorful, have previously provided their versions of these gas pedals.Image source: NVIDIA \"To diversify the choice of gamers and creators of digital content, we present some new options from our network of partners around the world.They will be available in November.In addition to the regular GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6 memory we are introducing the faster GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory.The second gas pedal is the GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.Support for both products are included in the new version of the graphics driver Game Ready Driver\" - says NVIDIA.Model GeForce RTX 3060 8GB - this is actually a copy of the original GeForce RTX 3060 with 12 GB of memory, but with reduced to 8 GB of memory GDDR6 and cut to 128 bits memory bus.As a consequence, the memory bandwidth of this gas pedal decreased from 360 to 240 GB/s.This could have a negative impact on gaming performance.At the basis of a new version of the gas pedal is used the former Ampere GA106 graphics processor with 3584 CUDA cores. The use of faster GDDR6X memory in the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, in turn, should have a positive impact on the performance of the graphics card in games.The faster memory provides a higher bandwidth at 608 GB/s.Recall that the original version of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a GDDR6 memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.The new version of the gas pedal has only changed the standard of memory used.The volume of 8 GB and support for 256-bit memory bus is preserved.At the basis of this graphics card is used the former GA104 graphics processor with 4864 CUDA cores.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card with GDDR6X memory appeared on the UK retailer's price list
According to online sources, the website of the UK store Scan, which is a partner of NVIDIA, appeared the graphics gas pedal GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X accelerated video memory.It seems that soon the British will be able to buy the mentioned graphics card in the Founders Edition version for £369.According to the source, the page with a description of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory is not available to all users.However, its presence indicates that the retailer is preparing to start selling the device.Image source: NVIDIA UK / SunThe message says that you can get to the description page of the graphics card from the British NVIDIA website.If you select the \"all purchase options\" option on the RTX 3060 Founders Edition description page, a page describing the RTX 3060 Founders Edition with GDDR6X memory may open when you go to the Scan website.Image source: VideoCardzFunnily, the mention of GDDR6X memory appeared on only one page, and when you try to continue purchasing a graphics card, this information disappears.It's also worth noting that the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory is slightly different than the standard RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6 memory.If the standard gas pedal has a GPU in Boost mode working at a frequency of 1665 MHz, the updated model has this indicator is 1670 MHz.
Time to buy a new graphics card: review of 8 models GeForce RTX 3060
Among current generation models GeForce RTX 3060 clearly claims to be the popular favorite in these difficult times.Take a look at the Steam stats - at the time of writing, the GeForce RTX 3060 was in sixth place overall, behind (no surprise) the mobile GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce GTX 1650 and the ever young GeForce GTX 1060.Plus discrete GeForce RTX 3060 demonstrates the highest growth share among users of the gaming client Valve - +0.6% per month - and at this rate in December this series of graphics cards will enter the troika on the popularity of Steam.As you can see, with the choice of series graphics cards for another comparative test we were right.With the support of the Regard computer store, the test lab ended up with eight models from six different manufacturers, something we have never had before.Let's see how much custom versions of GeForce RTX 3060 cost, what they are capable of and which models should be considered for purchase first. ⇡#On GeForce RTX 3060 pricing and availabilityThe discrete GeForce RTX 3060 was introduced a year and a half ago - February 25, 2021, at the height of the next mining boom.NVIDIA gaming gas pedals with the number \"60\" in the name are traditionally considered by many gamers as the best-balanced by the metric \"price - performance\" devices.So \"green\" did not (on paper) raise the price of GeForce RTX 3060, assuming that the entry-level models will cost from 32,990 rubles.But as it turned out, Russian prices for GeForce RTX 3060 were inadequately high for a long time yet.In the spring of 2021 for a novelty asked at least 85,000 rubles, and six months later - from 66,000 rubles.In the spring of 2022, a discrete GeForce RTX 3060 cost about 60,000 rubles, and only now prices have dropped to values similar to those recommended by NVIDIA itself.At the time of writing, the same \"Regard\" was selling 15 different models of this graphics card.At DNS, I found 18 units, and at Citilink, 9.XCom-shop sold 12 versions of GeForce RTX 3060, Online Trade sold 25, and Player sold 27.As you can see, the number of videocards on sale has increased noticeably, because 6-8 months ago there were 3-4 models in one store.The cheapest in Moscow retail was Palit GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL.In a couple of stores it can be bought for 33 000 rubles, that is, the recommended price of 2021 ⇡#Analysis of gaming performance GeForce RTX 3060Popularity of a graphics card is a derivative of its performance and cost.The article \"The Rise and Fall of Popular Graphics Cards: Testing Different Generations of Medium-Priced Game Accelerators\" clearly demonstrates why the GeForce GTX 1060 is still the leader in Steam statistics.After the release of GeForce RTX 3060, I personally thought that this model is able to repeat this path.After all, the performance of \"three thousand sixties\" is enough to play with maximum graphics quality at Full HD and WQHD resolution in most modern projects.The availability of 12 GB of video memory and support for DLSS upscaling technology makes this graphics card relevant for a long period of time.However, the mining boom has made some changes.Now, when the price of graphics cards has finally approached the values close to the recommended and, I dare say, adequate, it is not surprising that the GeForce RTX 3060 is what most gamers around the world are looking at.Let's see what this graphics card is capable of in modern and not so modern games in three popular resolutions.I tested the Palit GeForce RTX 3060 DUAL OC model in 19 different applications.For a structured analysis, consider one thing: if the framerate in a game does not drop below 60 frames per second, we consider the performance of the video card in this game good and sufficient, given the chosen resolution and graphics quality settings.In the testing we used maximum or close to such graphics quality, but without using ray tracing and upscaling methods.An exception to the rules is the game Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition.List of games and settings immediately attached:Total War Saga: TROY.DirectX 11.Built-in benchmark.Ultra mode, 4 × AA.GTA V.DirectX 11.Driving around town.Maximum quality, FXAA + 4 × MSAA, advanced quality settings - on, 16 × AF, image resolution scale - off.Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.DirectX 12.Built-in benchmark.Ultra quality mode, DXR - off.HITMAN 3.DirectX 12.Chongqing.Ultra mode, 16 × AF, Super Sampling 1.00, Simulation Quality - Best.Far Cry 6.DirectX 12.Built-in benchmark.Ultra quality mode, TAA, HD textures - off, DXR - off.Cyberpunk 2077.DirectX 12.City Trip.Quality mode \"Impressive\" + incredible reflections, DXR - off.The Witcher III: Wild
Chinese increased production of mining GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 on mobile GPUs - NVIDIA not noticing anything
Enterprising Chinese OEMs have established mass production of GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 graphics gas pedals based on GPUs from mobile versions of these graphics cards.As it turned out, this is the easiest way to bypass the Lite Hash Rate protection, which is equipped with desktop versions of these GPUs.In other words, such solutions are aimed precisely at miners, not at ordinary gamers.Image source: TaobaoA similar practice has been previously reported, but now, according to VideoCardz, it has gained a much larger scale.On the one hand, it is not quite clear why OEM manufacturers decided to release such graphics cards in general, especially now that LHR-protection on desktop versions of gas pedals has been completely disabled by special applications for mining.Perhaps, graphics chips for mobile versions of video cards turned out to be much easier to get. Such \"Frankenstein monsters\", writes VideoCardz, have been built for months, right under NVIDIA's nose.But NVIDIA either doesn't know about it or doesn't want to.In the end, gamers will suffer again, because there will be fewer gaming laptops equipped with GeForce RTX 30-series graphics gas pedals.Consequently, the price of the available ones might go up. Offers of GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 based on mobile GPUs have already flooded the online shopping site Taobao.All sellers of such graphics cards advertise them as a mining, offering them as a separate product, or immediately as part of a ready-made mining farm.For the same \"mobile desktop\" GeForce RTX 3070 performance is claimed to be 60-65 Mhash/s.
Colorful released GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with a design based on the game Naraka: Bladepoint
Chinese company Colorful released graphics cards GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the design was inspired by the popular battle royale game Naraka: Bladepoint.Both novelties are part of the BattleAx series of gas pedals.Image source: ColorfulThe gas pedals are equipped with exactly the same three-fan cooling system, as well as conventional models GeForce RTX 30-series in the BattleAx version.The only difference between the versions is in the design based on the game.For both models are claimed to be reference specifications.In the case of the GeForce RTX 3060, the GPU has a Boost frequency of 1702 MHz, and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has 1770 MHz.The older model has 12 GB of GDDR6X memory at 19 Gbps.The junior model has 8 GB of GDDR6 at 15 GB/s.The Colorful GeForce RTX 3060 BattleAx Naraka Bladepoint Edition model has one 8-pin connector for additional power.The older model has one 12-pin connector for extra power.Colorful GeForce RTX 3060 BattleAx Naraka Bladepoint EditionColorful GeForce RTX 3070 Ti BattleAx Naraka Bladepoint Editionby the way, Colorful is not the only company which was inspired by the game Naraka: Bladepoint.Earlier Zotac released a gas pedal GeForce RTX 3080 Ti X-Gaming Naraka Bladepoint Edition with the same theme.Colorful GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti BattleAx Naraka Bladepoint Edition have already started to appear on various Chinese online marketplaces.The junior model is priced at around $412 and the senior model at $693.
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