With the revelation that in the current generation NVIDIA will launch the RTX 3060 Ti before the regular version of the card is marked October as a month in which, at least, the official announcement will be made. But since then, the company has managed to postpone the event until November 17, and it turns out that it will not happen again in two weeks – the official announcement, and probably also the launch, have meanwhile been postponed to December 3.
On the one hand, the assessment in the market is that the company is simply trying to build inventory for the actual launch, thinking that GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will get good sales thanks to its configuration, but a stronger assessment is that NVIDIA wants to examine how the market will react to the launch of Radeon RX 6xxx cards. Of AMD to see how to respond, if necessary, in terms of card pricing.
Either way, as already written here on the site, the RTX 3060 Ti is a short distance in the hierarchy below the RTX 3070 which is priced at $ 500. Its chip is the same, GA104 in 8-nanometer lithography, but 10 streaming cores from the 48 of the 3070 will be eliminated, which means there will be 4,864 versus 5,888 CUDA cores on the lower card in the list, while the number of Tensor cores has also been reduced to 152 compared to 184 In addition, the power consumption will be lower and should be 180 compared to 220 watts of the 3070. The amount of GDDR6 memory will be the same: 8 GB at 14 Gbps with a 256-bit memory bandwidth.
The claim is that the card should provide more or less the same performance that the GeForce RTX 2080 Super provided which cost about $ 700.