NVIDIA has added yet another card to its burgeoning RTX 3000 series lineup, this time aimed at the $400 price point. The new RTX 3060 Ti is officially the cheapest of the cards that NVIDIA has announced so far this year, slotting into the $399 price point and replacing the company’s RTX 2060 Super at the mid-range category.
The new card uses the same GA104 GPU as the RTX 3070 but with fewer SM units, which also results in fewer RT cores and fewer Tensor cores. Conservative estimates put the performance of the 3060 Ti at around 80% of the RTX 3070, which should be enough for balls-to-the-wall hiked up graphics settings on 1080p and 1440p.
The Founder’s Edition version of the RTX 3060 Ti still has the same 14Gbps 8GB of GDDR6 memory with 256-bit wide memory interface and 448 GB/s memory bandwidth as the RTX 3070, and still features the same dual Axial fans as the RTX 3070. The card still has NVIDIA’s 2nd generation RT cores, and like all Ampere cards it benefits from NVIDIA’s DLSS tech as well.
The card also supports other GeForce features like NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Broadcast, and GeForce Now.
NVIDIA will be selling the founder’s edition of the card starting Dec. 2, with AIBs like ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, and others announcing their own iterations of the new card soon after.