Nvidia will reportedly launch its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card on February 25th, at 6:00 AM Pacific Time (9:00 PM Eastern Time), according to Wccftech. The interesting thing is that the RTX 3060 will be the first graphics card of the Nvidia’s RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ family that will be based on GA-106 GPU, which makes this card significantly different from previous models, such as the GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, as the latter are based on modified versions of the GA-104 GPU.
The new graphics card will feature 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which makes it the second-highest capacity in the GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ series.This memory size is more than the 8GB that RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 offers and is even more than the 10GB memory that RTX 3080 features, although based on newer GDDR6X technology. The GeForce RTX 3060 will also feature 3584 CUDA cores and a base clock speed of 1320 MHz, compared to the 4864 and 1410 MHz, respectively, on the RTX 3060 Ti.
The RTX 3060 could become the most affordable GPU of the GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ series on the market, as its price is expected to start at $329 in the US, and we assume it will be in high demand at launch.