Nvidia’s reportedly working on a 12GB GTX 3060

Nvidia's reportedly working on a 12GB GTX 3060

Nvidia’s reportedly working on a 12GB GTX 3060 

Rumour has it that Nvidia has provided new hardware roadmaps to their board partners, placing on them four new RTX 30 series SKUs which will launch in early 2021. These SKUs are the RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050. 

According to leaks from Videocardz, Nvidia plans to respond to AMD’s RX 6000 series by increasing the amount of VRAM that’s offered with next set of GPU SKUs, reportedly giving their RTX 3060 12GB of GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit memory bus. 

Nvidia has reportedly altered its RTX 3060 specifications to include 12GB of GDDR6 memory instead of 6GB, pre-emptively responding to AMD’s rumoured 12GB Radeon RX 6700 series GPU models. This change will allow Nvidia to compete on more even footing, especially if game developers start using more VRAM within their upcoming games. 

With the RTX 2060, Nvidia has already been criticized for offering too little VRAM on their mid-range offering. This shortcoming was rectified with the RTX 2060 Super, which featured 8GB of VRAM. 6GB is simply too little some modern games, especially now that Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 now have 16GB of memory to utilise. 

Videocardz has also reported that Nvidia’s RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 will utilise 6GB of GDDR6 memory, which should be plenty for low-end SKUs which target lower resolutions than Nvidia’s RTX 3060 and above models. 

Nvidia's reportedly working on a 12GB GTX 3060  

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