CES 2021: NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 3060, starting at just $329

NVIDIA has announced today that it is bringing the NVIDIA Ampere architecture to millions of more PC gamers with the new GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.

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The new GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, which is powered by NVIDIA Ampere Architecture, has been claimed to deliver up to 10x the Ray-Tracing Performance of GTX 1060.

The RTX 3060 brings amazing hardware ray-tracing capabilities and support for NVIDIA DLSS and other technologies with its efficient, high-performance architecture and the second generation of NVIDIA RTX. The newest member of the next generation of the world’s most popular GPU is priced at just $329.

NVIDIA has launched the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for $399 earlier which has seen a massive demand from the gamers after it was on par with previous generation’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super. We have already reviewed the Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti on our website.

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NVIDIA’s 60-class GPUs have traditionally been the single most popular cards for gamers on Steam, with the GTX 1060 long at the top of the GPU gaming charts since its introduction in 2016. An estimated 90 percent of GeForce gamers currently play with a GTX-class GPU.

Matt Wuebbling, vice president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA said: “There’s unstoppable momentum behind ray tracing, which has quickly redefined the new standard of gaming. The NVIDIA Ampere architecture has been our fastest-selling ever, and the RTX 3060 brings the strengths of the RTX 30 Series to millions more gamers everywhere.”

The newer gaming titles are coming with bigger worlds along with cinematic graphics and real-time ray tracing — these are gaming workloads that only RTX-powered platforms are suited to handle. The GeForce RTX 3060 has twice the raster performance and 10x the ray-tracing performance of the GTX 1060, making it a formidable upgrade opportunity and the foundation of a gaming PC platform powerful enough to handle cutting-edge titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Fortnite with RTX On at 60 frames per second.

The RTX 3060’s key specifications include:

  • 13 shader-TFLOPs
  • 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing
  • 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
  • 192-bit memory interface
  • 12GB of GDDR6 memory

The technologies which will be supported on RTX 3060 are:

  • Resizable BAR – When combined with a compatible motherboard, this advanced PCI Express technology enables all of the GPU memory to be accessed by the CPU at once, providing a performance boost in many games.
  • Trifecta of GeForce gaming innovations: NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, which accelerate performance and enhance image quality.
  • Real-time ray tracing – All these technologies are the foundation of the GeForce gaming platform, which brings unparalleled performance and features to games and gamers everywhere.
  • GeForce Experience, a tool used by tens of millions of gamers to optimize game settings, record and upload gameplay, stream gameplay, take screenshots, and download and install Game Ready® Drivers. The latest features include:
    • One-click automatic GPU Tuning: GeForce Experience now supports GPU Tuning, which can automatically create overclocking profiles by using an advanced scanning algorithm.
    • Enhanced in-game monitoring overlay: GeForce Experience’s already robust in-game overlay now adds performance stats, temperatures and latency metrics, including NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer stats.

Where to Buy the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060?

The GeForce RTX 3060 will be available in late February, starting at $329, as custom boards — including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models — from top add-ins card providers such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. It will be available in all major retailers and etailers, as well as in gaming systems by major manufacturers and leading system builders worldwide.

Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.

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