At the moment, the youngest Nvidia Ampere graphics card of the generation is GeForce RTX 3070. And although at a price of $ 500 its promised performance at the level of RTX 2080 Ti seems incredible, still this card does not belong to the most popular segment. Below RTX 3070 is RTX 3060, which may be released in the end of this year.
Early rumors indicated that the RTX 3060 lineup will include several models based on different GPUs: GA106 and GA104. And today on the Web information about the model, which will be called either RTX 3060 Ti, or RTX 3060 Super. In the first case, it can be released together with the usual RTX 3060, in the second speech about the updated lineup, which will be released not earlier than a year.
In any case, this adapter will be based on the GA104 GPU with 4864 active CUDA cores and will also have 8GB of GDDR6 memory at its disposal. Recall that RTX 3070 has the same amount of memory, but CUDA cores – 5888. Thus, we can assume that RTX 3060 will have about 3500-4000 CUDA cores.
As for the source, this is the kopite7kimi insider, which often shares very accurate data. For example, he indicated the number of CUDA cores for RTX 3070 at the beginning of July, except that Ampere’s architecture appeared to imply twice as many cores.
By the way, the recent data from this insider about RTX 3060 was false.