GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card for $ 329 will hit the market in February (3 photos + video)

As part of the events at CES 2021, the companyNVIDIA presented the GeForce RTX 3060 video card based on the 8nm GPU GA106, focused on the mid-price segment of the gaming video card market and replacing the popular but technically outdated GeForce GTX 1060.

Increased technical requirements for gamingapplications have led to the need to create a new graphics processor for the mainstream gaming community that supports all modern technologies. According to NVIDIA developers, the GeForce RTX 3060 video card with hardware ray tracing will start selling in the second half of February at a price of $ 329.

In the new serial video card GeForce RTX 3060,which will allow gamers to comfortably play the latest games at high settings, using the 2nd generation Ampere RTX architecture. According to NVIDIA engineers, the new graphics card will be 10 times faster when working with ray tracing and will show twice the overall performance (compared to the GeForce GTX 1060).

Using a 192-bit bus allowed us to equipGeForce RTX 3060 with the latest fast 12GB GDDR6 video memory, empowering data-intensive 3D modeling users. Supported by the graphics card and technologies NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast.

Founded like all RTX devices3000, on the Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3060 model has 3584 CUDA cores, 112 tensor cores, 28 RT cores, 112 texture units (TMU) and 64 raster operations units (ROP). Power consumption (Total Graphics Power) GeForce RTX 3060 is within 170 watts.

When testing new items, it was found that inshader operations show a performance of 13 FLOPS, ray tracing - 25 FLOPS, tensor core operations for NVIDIA DLSS technology - 101 FLOPS.

The first to enter the market are GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards manufactured by NVIDIA partners such as ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac.

Palit has already unveiled its version of the GeForce RTX 30 Dual equipped with two 90mm fans and backlighting. Also on display was the compact StormX model with one fan.

Zotac has prepared three modificationsGeForce RTX 30. The AMP White Edition features an advanced IceStorm 2.0 cooling system with 11-blade 90mm and 100mm fans, a large grille radiator, and five 6mm copper pipes to remove excess heat.

Twin Edge and Twin Edge OC models area compact version of the GeForce RTX 30. Cooling of the video card is carried out using a large grille made of aluminum, three 6-mm copper pipes and a double fan with 11 blades with a diameter of 90 mm. Zotac plans to start selling video cards in the second half of February.