Recently, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti became faster. After the release of its GeForce RTX 40-series (Ada) graphics cards, Nvidia is still not ready to say goodbye to Ampere. Nvidia hasn’t officially introduced the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X, unlike how Asus recently verified the existence of the new Ampere SKU. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X, GeForce RTX 3060 8GB, and GeForce RTX 3070Ti GA102 are all rumored to be included in the upcoming upgrade. The update could signify that Nvidia has an excess of Ampere dies and is looking for a way to get rid of them.
ASUS releases two models, both of which have the same clocks as G6 variants
The boost clock for the standard GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition is 1,665 MHz, matching that of the entry-level model. However, the Asus graphics card has an OC mode that increases the clock speed even more to 1,695 MHz. In comparison, the boost clocks for the OC edition and the standard boost clock are 1,785 OC and 1,775 MHz, respectively.
Specifications for the Asus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X
|TUF Gaming Series cards||CUDA Cores||Default Mode||OC Mode||Memory||Memory Speed(Gbps)||Memory Interface(bits)||Bandwidth(GBps)||Power Connectors|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC 8G||4,864||1,755||1,785||8GB GDDR6X||19||256||608||2 x 8-pin|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC||4,864||1,755||1,785||8GB GDDR6||14||256t||448||1 x 8-pin|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8G||4,864||1,665||1,695||8GB GDDR6X||19||256||608||2 x 8-pin|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB||4,864||1,665||1,695||8GB GDDR6||14||256||448||1 x 8-pin|
|GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition||4,864||1,665||N/A||8GB GDDR6||14||256||448||1 x 12-pin|
Due to the higher boost clock speeds, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X will perform better than the standard model. However, the change from 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory to 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory steals the show. The GDDR6X memory will increase the memory speed of the Ampere graphics card even while the memory capacity and 256-bit interface remain the same.
The GDDR6X version of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has up to 608 Gbps of memory speed, compared to the standard model’s up to 448 Gbps. The new SKU represents a 36% improvement. Synthetic benchmarks, which don’t often tell the whole story, showed that, in an early leak, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X beat the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by up to 10%. It will be interesting to see whether the faster memory speeds enhance games in real-world settings.
The TDP for the specialized GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X graphics cards was sadly not listed by Asus. How much the GDDR6X memory affects the TDP of the graphics card is still a question. According to Asus’ design, the new version does appear to use more power. The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition 8GB GDDR6 graphics card uses a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Comparatively speaking, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition 8G GDDR6X has two 8-pin PCIe power ports.
The identical boost clocks on both graphics cards rule out any connection between the increased power consumption and the clock rates. Instead, it is based on the type of memory. The change is vital given that each 8-pin PCIe power connector can carry 150W. Despite the additional power connector, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X does not necessarily draw the total 150W. Despite the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition 8G GDDR6X’s dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors, Asus still offers a 750W power supply.
The minimum required GPU is the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition 8GB GDDR6. The power connector design leads us to believe that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X likely has a greater TDP but, at least in Asus’ instance, is not significant enough to need a larger power supply. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X is yet to be announced by Nvidia, but it shouldn’t be long, given Asus has already listed the company’s specialized models.