In the world of PC Gaming, GPUs are vital for PCs to operate the latest generation of video games. Today, a month removed from the release of the GeForce NTX 3060 Ti, NVIDIA introduced the world to the next member of that RTX family, the GeForce RTX 3060.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is priced at $329, a cool $70 less than its Ti counterpart, and includes the followings specs:
- 13 shader-TFLOPs
- 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing
- 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling)
- 192-bit memory interface
- 12GB of GDDR6 memory
How does it compare to its Ti relative, though? Here is a comparison via the NVIDIA website:
With this new GPU, NVIDIA is promising 10x more ray tracing performance, and the 12GB memory backs it up. NVIDIA is even promising that the new 3060 will be powerful enough to make games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Fortnite easier to play and much more visually appealing.
“There’s unstoppable momentum behind ray tracing, which has quickly redefined the new standard of gaming,” said Matt Wuebbling, vice president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “The NVIDIA Ampere architecture has been our fastest-selling ever, and the RTX 3060 brings the strengths of the RTX 30 Series to millions more gamers everywhere.”
The GeForce RTX 3060 will also come with NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA’s AI technology that improves frame rates. Furthermore, it’ll also include its latency reducing Reflex technology, GPU Tuning, and in-game monitoring overlay. You can read more about them below:
NVIDIA DLSS: The AI Gift That Gamers Love
AI is revolutionizing gaming — from in-game physics and animation simulation to real-time rendering and AI-assisted broadcasting features. Powered by dedicated AI processors on GeForce RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, NVIDIA DLSS boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, crisp game images and gives gamers the performance headroom to maximize ray-tracing settings and increase output resolutions. DLSS is available in more than 25 games, with more added every month.
NVIDIA Reflex and Broadcast: The Ultimate Play
NVIDIA Reflex technology reduces system latency (or input lag), making games more responsive and giving players in competitive multiplayer titles an edge over the opposition. NVIDIA Broadcast is a suite of audio and video AI enhancements, including virtual backgrounds, motion capture and advanced noise removal, that users can apply to chats, Skype calls and video conferences.
Advanced GeForce Experience Features
All NVIDIA GeForce GPUs benefit from GeForce Experience™, a tool used by tens of millions of gamers to optimize game settings, record and upload gameplay, stream gameplay, take screenshots, and download and install Game Ready® Drivers. The latest features include:
- One-click automatic GPU Tuning: GeForce Experience now supports GPU Tuning, which can automatically create overclocking profiles by using an advanced scanning algorithm.
- Enhanced in-game monitoring overlay: GeForce Experience’s already robust in-game overlay now adds performance stats, temperatures and latency metrics, including NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer stats.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 releases late February for $329 at all major retailers and available in most high-end PC brands like ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.