GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Specifications Seemingly Confirmed Through GPU-Z

Nvidia Ampere Silicon

Nvidia Ampere Silicon (Image credit: Nvidia)

It would appear that an anonymous user has validated the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti through the GPU-Z utility. Matthew Smith, who maintains the CPU and GPU database at TechPowerUp, spotted the GPU-Z submission, which was uploaded just two days ago.

Being unreleased hardware, GPU-Z didn't pick up the model of the graphics card. The only lead comes from the sender itself, who claims that the unknown device is a Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti. Apparently, HP is the vendor, and since there isn't an Nvidia graphics card with 4,864 CUDA cores, the graphics card could really be what it says it is. Notwithstanding, it's still advisable to take the information with a healthy pinch of salt.

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is rumored to feature a cut-down version of the GA104 (Ampere) silicon. For reference, the GA104 silicon is the same one powers the GeForce RTX 3070. According to GPU-Z's validation report, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's die may come with 38 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs) enabled. If the information is genuine, we're looking at a combination of 4,864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores, and 38 RT cores.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Specifications

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Header Cell - Column 0 GeForce RTX 3090GeForce RTX 3080GeForce RTX 3070GeForce RTX 3060 Ti*
Architecture (GPU)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA104)Ampere (GA104)
CUDA Cores10,4968,7045,8884,864
RT Cores82684638
Tensor Cores328272184152
Texture Units328272184152
Base Clock Rate1,400 MHz1,440 MHz1,500 MHz1,410 MHz
Boost Clock Rate1,700 MHz1,710 MHz1,730 MHz1,665 MHz
Memory Speed19.5 Gbps19 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth935.8 GBps760 GBps448 GBps448 GBps
L2 Cache6MB5MB4MB4MB
Transistor Count28.3 billion28.3 billion17.4 billion17.4 billion
Die Size628 mm²628 mm²392 mm²392 mm²

*Specifications are unconfirmed.

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti reportedly sports a 1,410 MHz base clock and 1,665 boost clock. The clock speeds may correspond to the reference model, and custom models will likely come with higher factory overclocks. But if we compare stock specifications, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is only a few steps behind the GeForce RTX 3070 in clock speeds. However, the latter's memory system appears to have translated over to the first.

GPU-Z detected the alleged GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 Gbps. Across a 256-bit memory interface, the graphics card would deliver a maximum theoretical memory bandwidth up to 448 GBps, which the GeForce RTX 3070 also offers.

Ampere has proven to be a different monster. At $499, the GeForce RTX 3070 offers the same level of performance as the last-generation GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for half the cost. It's logical to assume that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti can probably perform on par with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super. More importantly, Nvidia will have to price the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti pretty attractively for it to sell. 

Chinese Taobao merchants have already started taking pre-orders of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for 2,999 yuan ($447). The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate in China is 13%. If the Taobao postings are legit, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti could hit the market with a $400 price tag.

Zhiye Liu
News Editor and Memory Reviewer

Zhiye Liu is a news editor and memory reviewer at Tom’s Hardware. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • paul.nicolezim
    Really strange definition of 'confirmed' the writers must have. Seemingly or otherwise.

    We can all guess that a 3060ti will likely fall between a 2070ti and a 2080 and cost between 300-350.