Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021
(Photo : Nvidia) Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021
Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021
(Photo : Nvidia) Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021

Nvidia appears to be releasing a mid-range RTX 3000 Series card by early 2021 after unveiling its first Ampere-powered graphics card. A leak gave details of GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060 graphics cards.

Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021
(Photo : Nvidia)
Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021

The leak comes from Kopite7kimi, a well-known source, who tweeted about the specs of these Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti graphics cards. Both cards are said to be powered with GA106 Ampere GPU, which is cheaper and smaller than the GA102 used in the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 as well as in RTX 3070 Ti and even the GA104 used in the RTX 3070 and soon in RTX 3060 Ti.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti

Kopite7kimi also leaked details about the upcoming RTX 3080 Ti, which was enhanced along with RTX 3070 Ti after AMD's impressive RX 6000 Series reveal. This brand new hardware means Nvidia will have strong line-up of graphic cards to cover the mid and high-tier gaming market, although it is yet to be seen which cards will provide better performance than their AMD equivalents.

Reports show that the cards will also get 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, which could handle 1080p and 1440p gaming, although it may be limited for 4K. Also, compared to 5888 in the RTX 3070, RTX 3060 will get 3840 CUDA cores, the RTX 3050 Ti may have 3584.

Meanwhile, Nvidia may have to reduce or even stop the production of some cards to ensure the demands for the rest of the ranges are met after it massively struggled since the RTX 3000 Series were launched.

The RTX 3060 Ti is likely to cost below $399, but it is yet to be announced. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 Ti still do not have official launch date.

Nvidia will probably look to have its mid-tier Ampere cards released as soon as possible. If AMD achieved constant performance increases with its own mid-tier cards: RX 6700, RX 6600 XT, and RX 6600.

However, Nvidia will be able to produce enough stock to satisfy market demand, something it has struggled massively with since launching the RTX 3000 Series. Nevertheless, the launch of these budget cards are likely to be delayed until 2021.

Read also: AMD 6800 Towers Over NVIDIA RTX 3070: Leaked Benchmark Results Shows 16775 Points on Graphic Test?

AMD RX 6800 vs RTX 3070 leaked test results

An alleged leak reported by Tech Radar showed AMD Radeon Big Navi RX 6800 might steal the crown for GPUs. According to a tweet posted by @PJ_Lab_UH showed 3DMark Time Spy score from an editor working at Uniko's Hardware.

Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021
(Photo : Nvidia)
Nvidia Will Release Mid-Range RTX 3000 Series Card by 2021

The CPU shown in the leaked tests is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500X, which can manage up to 16,755 points in the Graphics test. This means the said RTX 3070 Founders Edition from sites such as the Guru3D and HotHardware can respectively contain 13,622 and 12,864. The test confirms the Radeon RX 6800 could outperform the RTX 3070 by 23%.

Since it was not yet confirmed whether the GPU in the test is indeed an RX 6800, Tech Radar noted that the data results should be handled carefully. However, if proven, it would be a hard blow to NVIDIA, which is still facing issues with supply.

Related article: Nvidia Improves RTX 3070's Launch Stock to Ensure GPU's Supply

This is owned by Tech Times

Written by CJ Robles

ⓒ 2021 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.