NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X and GeForce RTX 3060 with 8GB RAM last month. It was stated that these are ‘new alternatives’ from board partners, which should provide gamers more options.
As both the SKUs were formally introduced internationally by all major board partners which shows that this launch is not confined to any region, as is sometimes the case with ‘slightly’ updated cards.
According to MyDrivers, the RTX 3060 Ti SKU’s GDDR6 variant will be gradually replaced and finally discontinued by NVIDIA and Add-in-Card partners (AICs). The idea is to switch the current RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6 stock with GDDR6X versions. It’s important to note that this GDDR6X upgrade is being provided at the same cost as the base GDDR6 model, which is $419.
The RTX 3060 12GB model is not being replaced by the 8GB variant since it would be impractical. However, consumers shouldn’t dismiss the new RTX 3060 Ti which has quicker memory which results in 35% more bandwidth.
The introduction of the new GeForce RTX 3060 series is a blatant indication that NVIDIA has no immediate intentions to introduce the RTX 4060 series. The updated models will strengthen the company’s position in the mid-range GPU market, which has been overtaken by the introduction of the Radeon RX 6750 XT and the Intel Arc A7 GPUs.
As Nvidia is introduction new cards, it is also facing new lawsuits.