Asus, spotted new GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti models

Asus, spotted new GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti models
Twitter user @HXL reported that ASUS has inadvertently confirmed the specific memory quantities found in its upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture. Although we have heard about these products several times over the past few weeks, ASUS is the first partner of NVIDIA to recognize their existence.

Apparently, the Taiwanese manufacturer has already entered ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to its support database. Entries are at the bottom of the list, suggesting that ASUS must have added graphics cards recently. However, currently the options lead nowhere, but the part numbers confirm some of the specifications that have been talked about for some time.

Indeed, the rumors inherent in the GeForce RTX 3060 indicated the possibility of a 6GB model and another 12GB and the presence of a 12GB ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 seems to confirm the existence of this variant. NVIDIA's decision to introduce 12GB of GDDR6 memory on the GeForce RTX 3060 may seem overwhelming, considering that higher tier models, such as the GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080, are equipped with 8GB and 10GB respectively.

It is always useful to have a large amount of memory on a graphics card as it allows you to employ higher resolutions and enable a few more effects in games. In the case of the GeForce RTX 3060, however, it seems like an unnecessary measure that only adds to the cost of the graphics card. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, the closest relative to the GeForce RTX 3060, also performs just fine with its 8GB of GDDR6. Fortunately, NVIDIA will also offer the GeForce RTX 3060 with a 6GB configuration, which will likely be the preferred version for many gamers.

Rumors circulating on the net indicate the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti as a smaller version of the GeForce RTX 3090 with less memory and bandwidth. The graphics card will reportedly feature the same 10,496 CUDA cores, but will be equipped with 20GB of GDDR6X instead of 24GB. The memory will presumably have the same speed of 19.5Gb / s, albeit on a smaller memory interface. At the moment, of course, ASUS has not yet revealed the pricing and availability of its new GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti. We just have to wait patiently for an official presentation of the products.

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