Another Nvidia AIB partner reveals an RTX 3080 with 20GB, RTX 3060 that can match the...

midian182

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Highly anticipated: Not for the first time, an Nvidia AIB partner has leaked information that could disappoint RTX 3080 buyers. It seems that a 20GB variation of the recently released card is on the way, as is an RTX 3060 that offers the same performance as the RTX 2080.

As reported by Videocardz, aftermarket card maker Galax (known as KFA2 in Europe) revealed the unannounced RTX 30-series cards in a briefing with either employees or business partners in China. The slide shows an RTX 3080 with 20GB of video memory—double what’s found in the current version—that sits just under the RTX 3090.

Galax’s roadmap also shows an RTX 3060. It’s no surprise to see Nvidia continue to release its popular xx60 series—the GTX 1060 is the number one card in Steam’s user hardware survey, while the RTX 2060 ranks highest out of all the Turing offerings.

The RTX 3060 (possibly a Super or Ti version with 8GB of VRAM) is listed as having the same performance as the RTX 2080, which is an enticing prospect for what will be a cheaper card. There’s also a unnamed product that’s listed as ‘PG142 SKU 0.’ Expect this to be an upgraded version of the RTX 3070 with 16GB of VRAM, likely a Super or Ti model, which can outperform the RTX 2080 Ti.

While this sort of thing is usually taken with a pinch of salt, it aligns with previous leaks. Gigabyte posted a list of graphics cards that will come bundled with a free copy of Watch Dogs: Legion over the weekend. These included an RTX 3060 (Super?) with 8GB, an RTX 3070 Super with 16GB, and an RTX 3080 Super with 20GB.

The RTX 3080’s 10GB of VRAM has been a point of contention among many gamers, with some believing it will be insufficient for future titles, so a 20GB model could prove very successful—though anyone who paid a fortune for one of the 10GB versions from eBay will be regretting their purchase. A Super variant of the 3080 could also be a response to AMD’s Navi 21 (Big Navi) and Navi 22, which are rumored to feature 16GB and 12GB of VRAM, respectively.

In other Galax news, the company has just unveiled an RTX 3090 featuring a design that's heavily inspired by Lego.

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Vulcanproject

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A 3060 with 8GB of RAM would be a big sales driver for a long time to come just as the 1060 was. $299-$349 is what I can envisage.

Nvidia know that's where the market share is and usually get those cards right. Only a few xx60 branded cards have been poor, most are thereabouts on the money.

All the people that still have the GTX970/980/1060 cards which is an awful lot according to Steam survey will upgrade this generation and the 3060 will be high on their list. It would be a significant upgrade over a 970/1060.

Assuming it can at least get close to a 2070S/2080 you're looking at twice as fast at 1080p. Easily more at 1440p.

I always think what that actually means for people and if you have a reasonable CPU you're talking about going from 30FPS to 60FPS, which is what drives sales.
 

Adi6293

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A 3060 with 8GB of RAM would be a big sales driver for a long time to come just as the 1060 was. $299-$349 is what I can envisage.

Nvidia know that's where the market share is and usually get those cards right. Only a few xx60 branded cards have been poor, most are thereabouts on the money.

All the people that still have the GTX970/980/1060 cards which is an awful lot according to Steam survey will upgrade this generation and the 3060 will be high on their list. It would be a significant upgrade over a 970/1060.

Assuming it can at least get close to a 2070S/2080 you're looking at twice as fast at 1080p. Easily more at 1440p.

I always think what that actually means for people and if you have a reasonable CPU you're talking about going from 30FPS to 60FPS, which is what drives sales.
My brother is on 980Ti and he waiting for 3060 to upgrade
 
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arrowflash

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A 3060 with 8GB of RAM would be a big sales driver for a long time to come just as the 1060 was. $299-$349 is what I can envisage.

Nvidia know that's where the market share is and usually get those cards right. Only a few xx60 branded cards have been poor, most are thereabouts on the money.

All the people that still have the GTX970/980/1060 cards which is an awful lot according to Steam survey will upgrade this generation and the 3060 will be high on their list. It would be a significant upgrade over a 970/1060.

Assuming it can at least get close to a 2070S/2080 you're looking at twice as fast at 1080p. Easily more at 1440p.

I always think what that actually means for people and if you have a reasonable CPU you're talking about going from 30FPS to 60FPS, which is what drives sales.
I'd definitely consider a 3060 for me if it has 2070 Super gaming performance or better for $299. However it's likely that the 3060 will have the power draw of a 2070 Super or 2080 as well, based on what we've seen with the 3080. In that case I'll probably get a 2060 or keep waiting to see what Intel comes up with in Xe HPG.
 

Vulcanproject

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I'd definitely consider a 3060 for me if it has 2070 Super gaming performance or better for $299. However it's likely that the 3060 will have the power draw of a 2070 Super or 2080 as well, based on what we've seen with the 3080. In that case I'll probably get a 2060 or keep waiting to see what Intel comes up with in Xe HPG.
Samsung's process is not amazing at the highest end for power draw. Saying that these cards will drop away quickly in TDP if they aren't running high clocks.

RTX3070 is the example with a claimed 220w TDP. Far less than the 3080 and a decent amount less than a 2080Ti.

Chances are a 3060 should hit an envelope under 200w.
 

arrowflash

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Well, the RTX 2070 has a 185w TDP and RTX 2070 Super is 215w. Even plain 200w would be really sad for the 3060, unless its gaming performance touches the 2080.
 

kiwigraeme

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No a 3060 at 2080ti is a game changer - why is the middle of the road and where most sales are . Extreme gamers are not the only ones out there - that's why PS5 and Xbox latest are super fine