With possibly the worst product release in a long time, Nvidia’s 30-series GPUs hit the shelves last month. The 3090, 3080, and 3070 cards ushered in the next-generation of PC graphics and AMD soon followed suit by officially unveiling their new 6000-series GPUs to go head to head with the green team.
And while the first wave of cards is now released to the public, even if it’s near impossible to get hold of one, there are more variants in the pipeline too. The next card rumored to release is the 3060Ti. Originally, sources had speculated that the 3060Ti would launch in mid-November, but recent reports indicate that it may have been pushed back.
We use the word “delayed” with some artistic license here, as an official release date has never actually been announced. But, multiple sources had claimed that the card was expected to release on November 17th, meaning that the GPU will still be launching later than expected. While we don’t have any insight on why this pushback has happened, we imagine the complete shambles of the initial 30-series launch may have played into it. Hopefully, Nvidia is using these extra weeks to ensure that this card can actually be purchased by enthusiasts and won’t be gutted out by bots and scalpers within seconds.
The upcoming 3060Ti GPU will be a mainstream offering from Nvidia sitting comfortably just below the GeForce RTX 3070 with a price tag of around $349-$399. Let’s see how the card stacks up against the others in the 30-series lineup:
The 3060Ti’s main competitor is set to be the as-yet-unreleased Radeon RX 6700 from AMD. Both the 6700 and 6700XT are likely to come in at around $349 and $449 respectively, a similar ballpark as the 3060Ti. The 6700 series is also expected to come with 12 and 10 GB memory capacities helping to give them an edge in things like 1440p gaming.
To wrap up, it’s also worth noting that Nvidia also plans on bringing out a cheaper GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with only 6 GB VRAM and a 192-bit bus interface in the near future as well. But, this is likely to be coming sometime next year, in 2021.