With the new RTX 3000 series kicking in, the manufacturers are getting the hang of the top scores and awfully good performance reviews. The RTX 3080 pipping all other GPUs on the UserBenchmark scores is something that will also force the competition to put a forward gear and bring out something even better.
However, the Nvidia doesn't seem to let go this once, with rumors of a new model in the RTX 3000 series being unleashed soon upon the gaming community, really brings everything in motion. Recent rumors have concluded that the Nvidia possibly might release an RTX 3060 ti, right up in the next month, YES, in October, a much better choice that will surely outperform its predecessor at a highly reasonable release price, making it a far better deal in many regards.
The surprising thing is that while the supposed RTX 3060 Ti might come out in October, maybe simultaneously with the confirmed release of the upcoming RTX 3070, but there seems to be no news of the vanilla RTX 3060 and all the safe bets are easily pushing its supposed release date right over to the start of 2021.
Looking at how credible the source of this rumor might be, were in quite a fix about the details of the unit but for the actual release and launch of the product seems to be a promising lead. The tweet where the user Kopite7kimi revealed the possible manufacturing of a GTX 3060 Ti by Nvidia was posted back on July 7, to whom many did not pay any heed at the time as it seemed quite far-fetched, but with the release of other graphics processing units from Nvidia in the RTX 3000 series proved that the tweet where the RTX 3070 was mentioned along with the RTX 3060 Ti, might just be more than a rumor. The user Kopite7kimi brings news from around the internet via independent sources is considered quite credible by a decent number of followers.
To make the references easier for you, if you cannot seem to wrap your head around the tweet mentioned above, the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 each use GA102 variants, but the supposed RTX 3060 Ti, on the other hand, will be making use of silicon carved from GA104 (GA104-300).
As for the specs, the RTX 3060 Ti will land not far from the other models from the newly launched RTX 3000 series. From what we have figured through the rumors and between the lines, the RTX 3060 Ti will be using up to 4,864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores, 38 Ray Tracing cores, and 256-bit wide bus with 8GB of GDDR6 at 14Gbps. However, the not-so-detailed rumors have not yet given much information regarding clock rates, ROPs, etc of the RTX 3060 ti, but as mentioned before it might not land far from the verified specification of the other models from the RTX 3000 series.
The thermal design power of the RTX 3060 Ti, as suggested by the rumors, would be around 180W, which is quite impressive against the 40W increase in the power consumption of the RTX 3070.
The RTX 3060 Ti will turn out to be quite a great deal if the rumored specification and price point is accurate. It might possibly aim to provide the RTX 2080-like performance at a much reasonable purchasing price. As it seems, the RTX 3060 Ti will potentially be around 399$, otherwise, it won't go any far above the range of 450$, in both cases, it is quite the dealbreaker for the RTX 2000 series fans, and it will most certainly and has already shut down the sales of the two thousand series of the RTX graphic cards.
Nvidia has really taken a huge lead against its competitors, for now, one can possibly expect AMD to unleash something even more potentially attractive as the launch of RX 6000-series graphic cards is right around the corner and in the same month as the rumors put the out the RTX 3060 ti to be released. The price point for most of the RTX 3000 series GPUs is considered quite reasonable in the current market, but AMD has always been known to put out an unbeatable value for money, only October will tell which one of them exceeds in power and performance capabilities.
Keeping in mind, the RTX 3060 Ti is a more powerful variant of the RTX 3060, which there seems to be no news of, yet, The vanilla variant of RTX 3060 will most certainly be sold at an even lower price point, which will attract every potential GPU enthusiast, even if they are on a budget. Against AMD, the price point is sometimes one of the most leading cause of NVidia losing sales, but the gap seems to be getting covered up with some of the newer models from the RTX 3000 series.
Providing almost the same and even better performance against the previously launched RTX 2000 series, it might be a clever idea to hang on till all the new releases are confirmed and then take your pick between the best of choices, of course, who wouldn't want a larger variety of performance, power and price points. Although it is quite possible that the deals for the RTX 2000 series will no longer be the choice of the general PC enthusiasts, compared to the future proof, latest and with better capabilities, architecture, and value for money, the RTX 3080 Ti will surely take the lead and leave the RTX 2000 series behind for better. Holding on would be a better option in all cases, as the benchmark testing scores for the newly launched models of RTX 3000 is not yet to be sure of.