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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 12 GB GDDR6 Graphics Card Confirmed, 12 GB GDDR6 & Faster Than RTX 3060 Ti For $449 US

Today, we have an exclusive leak for you surrounding the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. We have obtained the first pictures of a custom GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card which is designed by ASUS and to our surprise, the 12 GB models will be regarded as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra.

NVIDIA Readies GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 12 GB GDDR6 Graphics Card, First Custom Model From ASUS Pictured, Pricing Starts at $449 US

As per our sources, NVIDIA is rebranding the GeForce RTX 3060 as the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra. It is stated that the Ultra tier is spec’d above the Ti and SUPER variants and as such, this card features a beefier memory interface and top of the line cooling solutions even though the GPU it is based on is a mainstream design.

Coming to the specifications, well the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra will feature 12 GB of GDDR6 memory which is more than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, and GeForce RTX 3080 cards. ASUS will be offering the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra in several custom flavors including its ROG STRIX design but we have the  TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra (ASUS TUF-RTX3060U-O12G-Gaming) for your eyes to feast upon.

The card itself features a 2.7 slot design and a large aluminum shroud with three massive fans that come with 0dB technology. The heatsink underneath the card is a massive aluminum fin array with several copper heat pipes running through it. The card makes use of a custom PCB design but the cooler and the backplate extend beyond it. Based on previous implementations, ASUS might go for either a single 8-pin or a dual 8-pin connector configuration for this graphics card. Display outputs include a single HDMI and 3 DisplayPort outputs.

Once again, it is interesting to see NVIDIA changing the branding behind the scenes. The GeForce RTX 30 Ultra series branding confirms one thing that we are bound to get more variants with this specific naming convention. It is also likely that the higher memory variants or the SUPER variants that were recently reported will also be using the Ultra branding which sounds cooler than the SUPER branding. There’s also a chance that NVIDIA could feature three graphics cards within its GeForce RTX 3060 lineup, the Ti, the Ultra, and the standard variant. The Ultra variant is said to feature a pricing of $449 US and is expected to be announced on the 12th of January at NVIDIA’s CES 2021 keynote.

We will keep you posted once we get more details on the GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra and the rest of the Ultra series graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti? NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti? NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU Name Ampere GA107 Ampere GA106? Ampere GA104-200 Ampere GA104-250? Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA102-150 Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA102-250 Ampere GA102-300
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size TBA TBA 395.2mm2 TBA 395.2mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2
Transistors TBA TBA 17.4 Billion TBA 17.4 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion
CUDA Cores 2304 3584 4864 3840 5888 7424 8704 10496 10496
TMUs / ROPs TBA TBA 152 / 80 TBA 184 / 96 232 / 80 272 / 96 328 / 112 328 / 112
Tensor / RT Cores TBA TBA 152 / 38 TBA 184 / 46 232 / 58 272 / 68 328 / 82 328 / 82
Base Clock TBA TBA 1410 MHz TBA 1500 MHz TBA 1440 MHz TBA 1400 MHz
Boost Clock TBA TBA 1665 MHz TBA 1730 MHz TBA 1710 MHz TBA 1700 MHz
FP32 Compute TBA TBA 16.2 TFLOPs TBA 20 TFLOPs TBA 30 TFLOPs TBA 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs TBA TBA 32.4 TFLOPs TBA 40 TFLOPs TBA 58 TFLOPs TBA 69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBA TBA TBA TBA 163 TOPs TBA 238 TOPs TBA 285 TOPs
Memory Capacity 4 GB GDDR6? 6 GB GDDR6? 8 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 10 GB GDDR6X? 10 GB GDDR6X 20 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 128-bit 192-bit? 256-bit 192-bit 256-bit 320-bit 320-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Memory Speed TBA TBA 14 Gbps TBA 14 Gbps TBA 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth TBA TBA 448 Gbps TBA 448 Gbps TBA 760 Gbps 760 Gbps 936 Gbps
TGP 90W? TBA 180W? TBA 220W 320W? 320W 320W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $149? $199? $399 US? $299? $499 US $599 US? $699 US $899 US? $1499 US
Launch (Availability) 2021? 2021? November 2020? 2021? 29th October Q4 2020? 17th September January 2021? 24th September



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