A new rumor from the well-known Kopite7kimi claims that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti graphics cards will be based on the same GA106 GPU.
On Twitter, he posted new information about the GA106 GPU models. According to him, both the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti will be equipped with this new ampere-GPU, which has not yet been officially confirmed by NVIDIA.
In addition, it is speculated that the RTX 3060 will be equipped with 3840 CUDA cores, while the RTX 3050 Ti will be equipped with 3584 CUDA cores. It is expected that the GA106 GPU will have a 192-bit memory controller, which means 6 GB or even 12 GB of GDDR6 memory for the models.
This would be the first time NVIDIA has used RTX technology in its x050 series, which seems to indicate that this time we won’t see a GTX series without the ray tracing cores.
In terms of availability, the RTX 3060 is expected to arrive in January 2021, while the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti could arrive between January and February next year. There are also rumors that NVIDIA is planning the RTX 3050 (not Ti), but its specifications are not yet confirmed.
The RTX 3050 Ti will be equipped with ray tracing cores. Which one are you planning to buy?