Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card arrives in just a couple of days on February 25 full with 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM, however there should be a model with half that video reminiscence coming as properly, going by a submitting in South Korea from graphics card maker Palit.
Earlier buzz from the GPU grapevine up to now has recommended the existence of an RTX 3060 with 6GB of video RAM, and that amount matches with the cardboard’s 192-bit reminiscence interface – Nvidia basically has a selection of utilizing both a 12GB or 6GB configuration.
As a result of Nvidia formally confirmed it was going with the previous, and there’s been no point out of a 6GB variant, it was assumed that this smaller loadout had been deserted.
Nevertheless, as noticed by @harukaze5719 on Twitter (by way of VideoCardz), that may not be the case – with the emphasis on would possibly right here – as Palit has simply filed each 12GB and 6GB variants of the RTX 3060 with the South Korean Nationwide Radio Analysis Company.
Particularly, the Palit RTX 3060 Twin card has two 12GB and 6GB variations (normal and OC or overclocked fashions of each).
Whereas this may very well be some form of blanket submitting or error, it might equally level to the launch of a 6GB model of the RTX 3060 sooner or later, maybe as a second prong of assault on the mid-range GPU entrance for when AMD unleashes its Radeon RX 6700 XT (rumor has it that this could happen mid-March). Clearly keep in mind that each one that is pure hypothesis, after all.
We’ve stated earlier than that 12GB looks like overkill for the RTX 3060 – notably when the 3060 Ti has 8GB of VRAM, albeit operating at a quicker pace (with a 256-bit reminiscence interface) – so a 6GB model does make some sense. Time will inform if that is what Nvidia has deliberate.
If the 6GB spin does turn into a actuality, we will hope that it’ll at the very least make the RTX 3060 pricing look a bit extra like a mid-range GPU, as a result of from what we’re listening to concerning the imminent 12GB mannequin, the worth goes to be seriously hiked up above Nvidia’s recommended price tag by retailers (not to mention the scalpers who’ll likely be vying for the playing cards in addition to real punters).