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First Custom RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Card Spotted

RTX 3060 Ti Leak
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Back in September, we saw first mention of Gigabyte's RTX 3060 Ti Eagle, though at that time few details had surfaced yet other than the card's specs. Then, a couple of days ago the RTX 3060 Ti specifications were seemingly confirmed through a GPU-Z submission, and now, VideoCardz managed to get a hold of images of the aforementioned graphics card: the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle. 

Of course, we have to drop in the obligatory 'take this with a pinch of salt' statement as at this time, neither Nvidia has announced the RTX 3060 Ti, nor has Gigabyte made a formal announcement of this model. There have been a number of leaks including an RTX 3060 in Galax virtual online shop but only time will tell as to the veracity of these leaks.

The Gigabyte RTX 3060 TI Eagle comes with a short PCB and a dual-fan cooler that blows through the rear part of the card, much like many custom RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 variants, as well as the Founder's Edition cards.

Power delivery is handled by one 8-pin PCI-Express power connector, indicating that this is a board with a reference design, which isn't neccesarily equal to the Founder's Edition card. As Nvidia hasn't announced the RTX 3060 Ti yet, it's also not clear whether the company will have a Founder's Edition board with this GPU. 

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The rumored specifications for the RTX 3060 Ti point to 4864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores, and 38 RT cores -- roughly a 17 percent reduction from the 3070's spec. However, the memory setup is rumored to be identical at 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running over a 256-bit interface at an effective speed of 14 Gb/s.

The launch is expected to take place on December 2nd at a $450 price point, but at this time, that information has not been confirmed by Nvidia.

  • HideOut
    $450 for a xx60 card. My 1060 wasn't but 330 and it was the fastest one MSI made :( When crypto shot card prices up nVidia just left them there. On the CPU side we get more and more (cores/speed/cache, whatever) an d yet the prices stay roughly in t he same range. GPU prices are insane.
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  • NorthboundOcclusive
    $450 (rumored)? sheesh, was hoping for something closer to the 300 mark, 450 still seems like x70 tier rather than x60. kinda salty/nostalgic for paying $310 (launch price) for my 660ti almost a decade ago, and havent upgraded since because of high prices.
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  • jeremyj_83
    HideOut said:
    $450 for a xx60 card. My 1060 wasn't but 330 and it was the fastest one MSI made :( When crypto shot card prices up nVidia just left them there. On the CPU side we get more and more (cores/speed/cache, whatever) an d yet the prices stay roughly in t he same range. GPU prices are insane.
    I agree that the $450 price point seems a bit high. If the rumored specs are correct, then it will only be 83% as fast as the 3070 at 90% the price. From a pure price/performance perspective that is not a good deal, the price should be closer to $400.
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  • King_V
    It seems a bit high, even for an xx60 Ti.

    Then again, the 2060 non-super is around $300 minimum, isn't it? And the 2060 Super (at least today) seems to start at $400. This isn't all that surprising except that the 20 series started a bit overpriced, and the 30 series was supposed to remedy that.

    If, say, the 3060 non-Ti is going to be around $400, I'm kind of alarmed at what the price of a 3050 or 3050 Ti would be. Or, like Turing, will Ampere only have non-Ray-Traced 50 series cards? And offer non-Ray-Traced 60 series?
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  • InvalidError
    King_V said:
    If, say, the 3060 non-Ti is going to be around $400, I'm kind of alarmed at what the price of a 3050 or 3050 Ti would be.
    I think I've seen $300 thrown around somewhere for the RTX3050 (Ti?) and yeah, that would be awfully steep. In the past, a move to smaller process usually came with substantially more performance per dollar at all price points. Here though, it looks like the "low end" is making a substantial leap up in prices at the same time high-end pricing gets rolled back.

    Between AMD is jacking up prices on CPUs (disproportionately so on the 5600X) and Nvidia jacking up prices on lower-end GPUs, 2021 may turn into a really crappy year for budget gamers.
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  • hannibal
    Lets see... $300 to $350 based on those other models... but ofcourse it all depends on how big the gpu chip is and how much They have memory.
    3050 with 4Gb of memory would be hard sell at $300, but 3060 with 6Gb of vram could be very possible $300 candidate in these days...
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  • andrewkelb
    If $450 holds to be true for the 3060 ti, yikes. I over paid for my GTX 1070 several years ago during the crypto boom, it seems like the prices never dropped after that. Might have to drop a tier or two and accept small gains for access to new technology, kind of hurts.
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  • shady28
    I have a suspicion that these 7nm nodes are in such demand with constrained capacity that they are now too expensive to support the mainstream price points (which I would call ~$200 for GPU, and $200 for CPU).
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  • InvalidError
    hannibal said:
    3050 with 4Gb of memory would be hard sell at $300
    For the graphics details that 2070-level performance is intended for, I doubt anything less than 6GB would be viable.

    shady28 said:
    I have a suspicion that these 7nm nodes are in such demand with constrained capacity that they are now too expensive to support the mainstream price points (which I would call ~$200 for GPU, and $200 for CPU).
    The only 7nm GPUs Nvidia is making now are the GA100 compute monsters, everything else is on Samsung 8nm at least for now. While AMD and Nvidia may be constrained by their wafer supply, their wafer cost are set when the supply contract is signed and does not change with volume, so "cost from demand" is not a thing. If AMD's agreement says 9k$ per wafer, TSMC has to provide wafers for 9k$ up to AMD's maximum agreed volume. The main reason AMD and Nvidia prices are going up at the lower end is because they increased their profit margins to cash in on the fact that people are desperate for parts and entry-level are the least profitable parts.
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  • bigdragon
    I paid $360 for my 1070 only 4 years ago. The idea of an xx60-series card being more expensive than that is laughable. I think Nvidia is just trying to cash in on the demand for their higher tier cards. They're likely expecting some gamers just want a new Nvidia card regardless of the price and performance level. Inflated mining prices never truly went away, sadly.

    Me? I'll wait. A 3060 won't be a significant enough upgrade for me to justify the cost. AMD will also likely push prices lower once their mid and lower end 6000 cards release. No rush.
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