Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 3000 series cards have appeared in various leaks and rumors to date. The cards are expected to be unveiled on December 2nd this year. Now, however, a new leak has surfaced online regarding the company’s entry-level GPU. That’s right, we are talking about the GA106 GPU, and the leak comes from @kopite7kimi.
It is worth remembering that this leaker courtesy that Nvidia will be using the GA106 GPU architecture in its RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 graphics cards. After some dispute, the confirmed reports suggest that the RTX 3050 Ti will feature the GA106 and not RTX 3050. However, Nvidia will release the RTX 3050 card, as to what will be its specifications remains a mystery.
According to sources, the RTX 3050 Ti will have 3,584 CUDA cores. It is approximately 7% fewer than the 3,840 CUDA cores available in the RTX 3060. It is rumored that NVIDIA will be using a 192-bit memory controller for the GA106, which is not like the other RTX 30 series cards. The presence of a 192-bit controller means that NVIDIA is planning to pair the RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060 with 6 GB or 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
The RTX 3050 Ti is rumored to be launched in January or February 2021. But the RTX 3060 will be arriving at the end of next year. If all the rumors until now are indeed true, then the company will most likely be releasing up to nine RTX 30 series cards by the second quarter of 2021.
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