KEY POINTS

  • The next-generation GPU is powered by Nvidia Ampere Architecture
  • The graphics card features a 12 GB GDDR6 memory
  • Its custom models are also available now

Nvidia's next-generation graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3060, is reportedly releasing later this month.

The company announced its next-generation non-Ti GPU last month. The much-awaited mainstream GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 will launch on Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. ET), Wccftech reported. It is the company's first-ever GA106-based model with 3584 CUDA cores enabled on the GPU. The price starts at $320.99 but it will vary due to custom designs and stock availability. 

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 features a 12 GB GDDR6 memory, which is the second-highest in the company's RTX 30 Ampere series. Interestingly, it is much higher than RTX 3080's memory size. The memory runs on a 192-bit bus wide interface with a clock speed of 15 Gbps. 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Nvidia is reportedly preparing a graphics card to compete with AMD Radeon RX 6800XL. Photo: steamXO/flickr

This allows the graphics card to deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 360 GB/s, a higher bandwidth than what the RTX 2060 6 GB model could provide. Aside from the high memory, the upcoming graphics card is equipped with next-generation ray-tracing cores, brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units and Tensor cores. It also features a 170W TDP.

The graphic card's custom models are also available now. On the EtherMining subreddit, user he_never_sleeps recently shared several photos of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Eagle OC 12 GB graphics card. The custom model features 360 GB/s out of the box memory bandwidth with a 170 W TDP. 

The user, who was based in Europe, said he got his hands on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 as the retailer ran out of RTX 3060 Ti graphics card with only the non-Ti variants available. The graphics card features the standard dual-fan and dual-slot design powered by a single eight-pin connector. 

It also has a backplate with a large cutout at the back and an extended cooler. Several retailers also listed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 non-Ti graphics cards on their sites and started accepting pre-orders.