ASUS Presents their deck of GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Series Graphics Cards

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. RavenMaster

    RavenMaster Maha Guru

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    This card makes so little sense. The 3060Ti has the better bus width and more cuda cores. The 3060 has the better VRAM but on a tiny bus and a bugger all cores...
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Whether it makes sense or not, I want one. Not ASUS though, they're gonna be the most expensive ones for sure.
     
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    Did they just have too much VRAM compared to GPUs so they decided to throw it in the 3060? It's quite puzzling
     

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    Valken Ancient Guru

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    Off balance VRAM to GPU power configuration.

    The should have taking the 3060Ti, increase that to 12 GB and called it the Ultra but it would probably kill off the 3070 in the process.
     
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    It's due to the bus and chip setup. A 192-bit bus means 6 memory chips(6x32). So there are 6 2gb gddr6 chips on this pcb. If you did 8gb, you would only have a 128-bit bus. To reach a higher bus, more memory is required. RTX 3060 TI has a 256-bit bus. There are 8 chips on it. These chips are each 1gb gddr6.
     
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    makes you realise though that the 3070 and 3060ti should have been 16GB.
     
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    Absolutely. And the 3080 should have been 16gb as well.
     
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    If it really stays $70 cheaper than the 3060 Ti then it does make since. The 12GB of VRAM is rather gimmicky for a low end card since its not like you will use it for 4k. With that said the 3070 and 3080 should have had more VRAM. It does make for a silly product stack from Nivida.
     
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    Another out of stock card and probably will be grossly overpriced... the rest does not matter.
     

  11. Astyanax

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    could only be 10 or 20.
     
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    just another 3xxx card you cant get
     
  13. RavenMaster

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    Then they should have charged 900 bucks for it and shoved 20GB in the 3080. 10GB just isn't enough for 4K with all bells and whistles turned up in modern games
     
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    You know this really sucks and is sad. Thousands and millions of PC gamers all over the world can't even enjoy their hobby right now. We are definitely entering a dark time.
     
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    10GB is fine for 4k, and the only thing you can provide as evidence otherwise is a broken activision game which has a texture invalidation bug.
     

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    Not really, I'm willing to bet the 3060 will be using some of that vram as a cache to help make up for the smaller bus and lack of bandwidth.
     

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