Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics Card Announced, Releasing This February

Nvidia has revealed the inevitable- a lower-end graphics card based on the new Ampere architecture used in the new RTX 30 Series.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 has hardware ray-tracing, support for Nvidia DLSS and other features with a starting price at $329 USD (around RM1,334).

Nvidia is comparing the RTX 3060 with its popular GTX 1060 GPU. The new chip is twice the raster performance and 10 times the ray-tracing performance. Which sounds good, until you realise these metrics may be a bit meaningless. The GTX 1060 isn’t made for ray-tracing, after all. More testing and reviews will be needed to see how this card really fares in real-world use.

Key specs of the RTX 3060 include:

  • 13 shader-TFLOPs
  • 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing
  • 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
  • 192-bit memory interface
  • 12GB of GDDR6 memory

The GeForce RTX 3060 goes on sale in late February this year, and for the more budget-conscious PC gamers looking for a graphics card upgrade, this still is worth a look. Assuming stocks are not as limited as the previously released RTX 30 Series cards, that is.

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