On January 13 this year, Nvidia held an online press conference and officially released the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and RTX 30 series mobile GPU. Nvidia announced at the meeting that the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card will be available in February, but did not disclose the specific date.
A few days ago, foreign media revealed that NVIDIA’s US official website recently updated its page, clearly stating that the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card will be officially launched on February 25, with a starting price of US$329.
It is reported that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card has a new GA106 GPU core built-in, using Samsung’s 8nm process. In addition, the graphics card provides 28 SMs (3584 CUDA cores) with a TDP of 170W.
In terms of video memory, GeForce RTX 3060 is equipped with 12GB of GDDR6 video memory with a 192-bit bit width, which can provide a cumulative bandwidth of 360GB/s, which is slightly higher than RTX 2060 6GB.
In addition, the new generation of RT core provides RTX 3060 with more powerful hardware accelerated ray tracing performance, with twice the ray/triangulation performance, and the ray tracing performance is increased by 2 times compared with the previous generation.
For a long time, the 60-level graphics card has been the main hardware of Nvidia’s 1080P game, and it is also one of Nvidia’s highest-selling models in multiple markets. Coupled with the current global chip shortage, the GeForce RTX 3060 is likely to fall into a market situation where supply exceeds supply.