We already have the release date of the mid-range GPU in the GeForce RTX 30 series, we are talking about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. This GPU has a GA106 silicon with a total of 3584 CUDA Cores that would reach a Base / Turbo frequency of 1320/1777 MHz accompanied by 12 GB of GDDR6 @ 15 GHz VRAM memory, that is, 4 GB more than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8GB @ 14 GHz).
This memory is linked to a 192-bit and not 256-bit memory interface, which gives a bandwidth of 360 GB / s (vs 448 GB / s) with a TDP of 170W (vs 200W).
The most interesting thing would be its price, which is expected to be 329 USD for the most basic custom model, since we will not have any variant with the reference cooling system (Founders Edition) despite Nvidia showing it in its official ad. The mobile version will also offer big differences, as the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile offers more CUDA Cores (3840), but with half the memory of its desktop version: 6 GB.
|Model||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||GeForce RTX 3060|
|Freq. Base||1410 MHz||1320 MHz|
|Freq. Turbo||1665 MHz||1777 MHz|
|CUDA / RT / Tensor Cores||4864/38/152||3584/28/112|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||12GB GDDR6|
|Freq. Mem||14 Gbps||15 Gbps|
|Interface. Mem||256 bits||192 bits|
|Bandwidth||448 GB / s||360 GB / s|