NVIDIA has revealed the successor to their entry-level GTX 1060 GPU line with the all-new RTX 3060, which comes with an affordable cost, and some powerful specs.
If you’ve been debating upgrading from say your NVIDIA GTX GPU’s, it seems that the time is finally here with the announcement of both last months reveal of the RTX 3060 Ti ($399) and, now, its slightly less powerful self, the RTX 3060, which will be swooping in sometime in February 2021 for $329 USD.
The new GTX 3060 is being designed to replace the the 10 series GPUs, namely the GTX 1060 Pascal cards, which, unfortunately, won’t be able to really push many of today’s newly released games. These newer chips are 10 times more powerful, allowing fans to enjoy a whopping 12GB of GDDR6 memory along with ray-tracing capabilities.
These new cards will use NVIDIA’s DLSS technology, which uses neural networks and AI supercomputers to analyze games as well as sharpen images when they are displayed at lower resolutions, allowing them to be upscaled to look as good as native 4K images or higher. An impressive feat that we don’t see often in older GPUs, but more-so, commonly in NVIDIA’s RTX line.
The RTX 3060 will be packing a powerful 13 shader-TFLOP capability along with 25 RT-TFLOPS for Raytracing, 101 tensor-TFLOPS to power the DLSS capabilites in the GPU as well as 192-by memory interface, and as previously stated, a hefty 12GB of GDDR6 memory for those looking to get in some heavy-duty gaming. You can check out a chart down below to get some idea of how much more power the RTX 3060 has over the RTX 2060 and its fellow GPUs:
The RTX 3060 is set to release in February for $329 with its mobile Ampere siblings set to release later this month.
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