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Nvidia announces RTX 3060 graphics card for $329


Nvidia’s next graphics card is the GeForce RTX 3060, the firm launched Tuesday all one of the best diagram by its Game On match at CES 2021.

Scheduled to achieve in slack February, the RTX 3060 will start at $329, making it the most affordable GPU with devoted ray tracing hardware since Nvidia dropped the MSRP of its entry-level RTX 2060 to $299 one 365 days up to now.

The RTX 3060 slots in as the contemporary nasty-level GPU in Nvidia’s 30-series line of graphics playing cards, which might per chance be powered by the firm’s Ampere microarchitecture. This can sit down beneath the RTX 3060 Ti, which debuted in December for $399. The RTX 3060 Ti is a very noble performer at 1440p decision, making it a immense possibility for folk that favor to keep $100 over the RTX 3070. It stands to reason that the RTX 3060 will seemingly be extra oriented toward of us playing at 1080p, and indeed, that’s the choice for which Nvidia equipped a comparability versus the Pascal-powered GTX 1060, which launched the total diagram aid in mid-2016.

Behold Canines: Legion on a GTX 1060 is a rough ride, with a mean body price beneath 25 frames per 2d, based on a chart Nvidia showed all one of the best diagram by its presentation. But the firm stated that a PC equipped with an RTX 3060 can dwelling up to preserve the body price moral above 60 fps in Behold Canines: Legion and Cyberpunk 2077 — even with some ray tracing results turned on — as prolonged as Nvidia’s AI-powered Deep Studying Shapely Sampling technology is also enabled. The RTX 3060 delivers 10 times the ray tracing performance of the GTX 1060 (even though it’s worth noting that games are continuously unplayable with ray tracing enabled on that outdated skool GPU) and twice the rasterization performance, based on Nvidia.

a graph showing performance comparisons (in frame rate) between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, RTX 2060, and RTX 3060 for Total War: Three Kingdoms, The Division 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs: Legion, Fortnite, and Cyberpunk 2077

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One outlandish jabber of the RTX 3060 is that it boasts 50% extra video memory than its next two extra extremely efficient siblings — 12 GB of GDDR6 RAM, versus the 8 GB in the RTX 3060 Ti and 3070. Nvidia seemingly had to raise the RAM in allege to procure fine the cardboard might per chance presumably per chance mild ship the specified performance with fewer cores on the silicon (and preserve a fine level of memory bandwidth with this GPU’s smaller 192-bit bus width). But it’ll be animated to search spherical for how the RTX 3060 compares with its higher-priced brethren in the extinguish.

It’s also a piece irregular that Nvidia’s level to video for the RTX 3060 didn’t truly blow their very fetch horns what the GPU looks to be esteem. Presumably, it’ll use the similar compact pennant-fashioned motherboard as the many 30-series playing cards, however we’ll uncover next month.