Sources indicate the upcoming variants of the Ampere-based RTX 3060 and the RTX 3080 Ti to be out by Q1 2021, allegedly. While rumours need to be carried with a bag of salt, certain sources posting certain information at the certain time holds some weight, if not all. This finding comes from a German-based Igor’s lab.
Changes in its recent plans
According to their findings, the RTX 3060 will be out during January 2021. The RTX 3080 Ti is re-scheduled for February 17th launch. The RTX 3080 Ti was expected to be shown during CES 2021. But its re-scheduled to be launched after the Chinese New Year holidays. As the TI implies, the performance bracket will be sandwiched between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090. This variant is expected to be an active competitor for the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
About the RTX 3080 Ti…
Both variants are based on the GA102 core. It uses a GA102-250, unlike the GA102-300 viz. used the RTX 3090. Apparently, it will have 10396 CUDA Cores, 82 RT Cores, 328 Tensor cores, 328 TUs and 112 ROPs. This card should be using the 20GB GDDR6X.
Two VRAM/ CUDA Core Variants on the RTX 3060
Apparently, the RTX 3060 will have 2 VRAM variants- 12GB GDDR6 and 6GB GDDR6. This isn’t the first time Nvidia (or AMD) did. But this variant will also have a variation on CUDA core count. This card will be shown in CES 2021, instead. It is probably set to directly provide an option against the Radeon RX 6700 XT.
The GPU wars between Nvidia and AMD don’t to be dying down anytime soon. But with active competition and consistent releases of GPUs, one will wonder when should they buy/ upgrade their graphics card. But due to scalping issues on one side of the continent and in the predatory bad pricing practice on the other, the easier question is when shouldn’t they buy a graphics card.