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    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    This $329 card is said to deliver 2x raster and 10x raytracing performance of the GTX 1060.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    While this will no doubt be popular, it looks like the smallest increase over the previous generation seen so far. That they felt they had to compare ray-tracing performance to a card which doesn't even have any hardware for ray-tracing speaks volumes. Nice to see 12GB VRAM though.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    A bit useless to have a whopping 12GB of memory on a rtx3060 card since it will most likely be used for 1080p or 1440p resolutions. Even more surprising is that rtx3070 has only 8GB of memory.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    unfortunately more ram with reduced bandwidth is not always that helpful

    the rtx2060 super was $399 at launch and going from the numbers given so far we're looking at something with similar performance for $329 would be good
    I wonder if that price is before or after the new US tariffs? https://www.techpowerup.com/276858/g...ents-to-follow

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    very nice PR blurb but unless they can back it up with supply . . . meh!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb
    Oh, I'm sure it will launch in late Feb. "Arrive" is such a strong word these days.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Giving it 12GB but clearly targeting 1080p doesn't make sense to me. Also it looks worse in terms of value compared with the 3060Ti if you compare MSRP to performance. I was hoping for 2080 performance at £300 for this generation and the 3060Ti was close at £369 for the FE. This looks like a major downgrade in performance for £300.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Do you think there will be a 6GB version?

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Some sites are reporting 17gbps memory on these, so bandwidth isn't terrible, even across a 192bit bus. I think 6GB would be too little for 1440p gaming and the likes of FS2020.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShreddedWheat View Post
    Do you think there will be a 6GB version?
    Yes, which would be for 1080p gaming.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Only matches the 2060 Super?

    DLSS at 1080p means something like 800p native and upscaled, right?

    Thrilling.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    So it seems the 60 series tier now is essentially starting at £300,and the 50 series is probably pushed up to the £175~£275 tier. Its going to be great when the RTX4060 or RTX5060 ends up being nearly £400.

    I really hope there is a cheaper 6GB model which slots underneath it.

    People also forget Turing was a terrible increase in performance per pricing tier too.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    The nvidia site says 60 series starting at £299 and if that is the price it's a little on the high side for the 'relative' performance.... it should be closer to £250 imo but to be fair gpu's are all overpriced at the moment so....

    I do however like the higher amount of vram, feel 8GB is a bit too low in this day and age.

    Think it would be a nice card for a '1080p' user that doesn't need cutting edge but the prices don't seem to match that type of user....

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Strange card. You'd think they'd go with the 6GB version so they've got twice as much RAM kicking around for more cards as you're going to hit a shader limit way before the VRAM limit is even a consideration.

    'Obvious' reasoning here is for marketing versus AMD, but ultimately the unnecessary doubling up of VRAM results in a more expensive card for us.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    'Obvious' reasoning here is for marketing versus AMD, but ultimately the unnecessary doubling up of VRAM results in a more expensive card for us.
    If it's for marketing vs AMD then it's also a marketing own goal vs their own 10GB 3080. They said 10GB was enough for 4K gaming at that launch. So do we, the unwashed masses, need more than 10GB VRAM or not??
    Maybe this 12GB 3060 is part of their 8K gaming range slotting under the 24GB 3090...

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Quote Originally Posted by ShreddedWheat View Post
    Do you think there will be a 6GB version?
    That would need to be a very cheap card, it just doesn't feel like it is enough these days.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Oh, I'm sure it will launch in late Feb. "Arrive" is such a strong word these days.
    Yep...notice that the thread title didn't specify which year

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 with 12GB GDDR6 arrives late Feb

    Perhaps I'm a newbie on these things, but why does a 3060 have 12gb while a 3060 ti and 3070 have 8gb? Is there any point in a 3060 having 12gb? I need to buy a gpu but that's confusing me, especially since I am going to primarily play VR at around 4k resolution...

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