Hong Kong based mostly graphics card producer Zotac has simply launched new variations of the RTX 3060 Ti. Ever since it was released it has been some of the troublesome to purchase of all GPUs. The brand new 3060 Ti’s include the GA103 GPU, the identical because the one used for the pocket book RTX 3080 Ti. Up till now all 3060 Ti’s have been outfitted with the GA104 GPU.
The three playing cards are listed on Zotac’s Chinese website (by way of Mydrivers). Zotac thoughtfully provides an X suffix to distinguish GA103 playing cards from GA104 variations. It goes additional and denotes the particular GPU in use on each playing cards’ specification web page.
The efficiency of each the GA103 and GA104 variations of the 3060 Ti ought to stay unchanged, with each that includes the identical base specs together with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and 4,864 CUDA cores.
Zotac tells us they don’t plan to promote these particular playing cards exterior of China, however in fact that doesn’t rule out the discharge of SKUs for the worldwide market sooner or later.
The GA103 sits between the GA102 and GA104 in Nvidia’s GPU lineup and seems to have been developed to energy excessive finish gaming notebooks. The GA102 as utilized by the desktop RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 isn’t possible to make use of in laptops, whereas the GA104 isn’t highly effective sufficient to ship flagship tier efficiency. The GA103 bridges that hole. It first got here to our consideration when it confirmed up in pre-release geekbench listings as a part of a excessive finish HP Omen laptop computer full with an on the time unreleased Alder Lake processor.
In comparison with the GA104, the GA103 is a bigger and extra highly effective GPU. Its 496 mm² dimension is considerably bigger than the 392 mm² GA104. The pocket book 3080 Ti comes with 7424 shaders enabled, simply shy of the utmost attainable 7680. That’s a lot larger than the utmost 6144 of the GA104.
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Because the RTX 3060 Ti comes with 4864 shaders, it is clear that Nvidia is utilizing considerably harvested dies. It additionally signifies that Nvidia is ready to use GA103 dies with extra unlocked shaders for future RTX 3070 and 3070 Ti variants, each of which use the GA104.
The truth that Nvidia selected to launch an up to date RTX 3060 Ti is an indicator of how widespread it’s, each as a mid vary gaming GPU (not that it’s priced like one!) and a very good mining card. Absolutely it’s solely a matter of time earlier than Zotac and different distributors comply with go well with and launch GA103 outfitted 3060 Ti’s for the worldwide market. The choice to make GA103 or GA104 fashions will certainly assist to alleviate shortages of this widespread mannequin.