The GeForce RTX 3060 finally turns out to be approaching. After the release of the “Ti” variant, Nvidia is about to release this mid-range model based on Amps. Asus seems to be one of the partners preparing to launch their own custom models with this GPU.
Nvidia RTX 3060, Asus lists a ROG Strix model on its support page
The filtering of this new model seems to come from Asus’ own website. The listing, which comes from the company’s support site, shows a ROG Strix RTX 3060 model that has 12GB of VRAM memory. This amount is interestingly larger than what we find in the high-end RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 models. This means that the RTX 3060 could be announced in the coming weeks.
The RTX 3060 will replace Turing’s mid-range model with the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super. Memory capacity will be 12GB of GDDR6 with a 192-bit memory bus. In any case, Nvidia would have thought of launching a model with 6 GB of VRAM, although we are not sure if a model with 6 GB of memory is the best choice for the money we will invest. It’s possible that this is the only change that no other cuts will be made, a strategy they used with the 3GB and 6GB GTX 1060.
This graphics card could compete with the upcoming AMD RX 6700 XT, which also has a memory capacity of 12GB of VRAM.
The importance of a good amount of VRAM memory becomes even greater as games become more complex, being played at higher resolutions and incorporating effects such as ray tracing.