The day after tomorrow, Nvidia, along with its AIB partners, will begin official sales of the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics accelerator. The graphics card stands out compared to the older “sisters” with a fairly large amount of video memory – 12 GB, connected to the GPU via a 192-bit bus. Nvidia’s official plans have not yet mentioned versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 with a different memory size, but Palit indicated one of those models in a request for certification from South Korea’s RBA (National Radio Research Agency).
Palit registered the GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC 12 GB accelerator in South Korea, and in related models it indicated several more variations with a 12 GB and 6 GB video buffer. On the one hand, the information about the GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB may turn out to be just a “doll”, but earlier in the Nvidia range there were regularly different models of the XX60 series.
It was originally expected that the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB would get a GA106 chip with 3,840 CUDA cores. As a result, the full version of the GA106 went to the mobile GeForce RTX 3060, and the GA106 with 3584 CUDA cores was left for desktop adapters. In the case of the GeForce RTX 3060 6GB model, the company can redesign the chip configuration. Competition with the Radeon RX 6700 or RX 6600 XT is likely to be considered.
Finally, we can mention another rumor about the GeForce RTX 3060 8 GB, found in the Gainward documentation. But in this case, the GeForce RTX 3060 will have to be equipped with a 128-bit or 256-bit bus, which seems very unlikely.