Just as the end of the year starts approaching, Nvidia has introduced its fourth RTX 30 series card for your consideration this festive season. The RTX 3060 Ti is the most affordable entry into its Ampere-powered generation of GPUs, bringing with it the suite of software enhancements that have made Nvidia’s hardware so enticing.
Nvidia is positioning the RTX 3060 Ti not only as the perfect companion for high frame rate gaming at 1080p and 1440p, but also a decent upgrade for anyone on last generation’s RTX 2060. This latest GPU is expected to deliver performance on par or better than the RTX 2080 Super, making the RTX 2080 Ti the only 20-series card that can still beat it in most traditional workloads.
That makes its $399 price point more enticing, especially when you consider that it’s $300 less than the 2080 Super at its launch price. Nvidia has been driving home better performance for less with the entirety of its RTX 30 series range, and it’s seemingly no different with this release.
The RTX 3060 Ti features the same 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM as the RTX 3070, but ships with slightly fewer CUDA and Tensor cores. Like most of Nvidia’s modern GPUs, it will support proprietary software enhancements such as Deep-Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), RTX Voice, Nvidia Reflex, and more.
The RTX 3060 Ti is out tomorrow, December 2. The launches of both the RTX 3080 and 3070 have been plagued with low stock and scalping issues, and the lower price of Nvidia’s latest card is likely only going to entice this practice further.
If you’re curious about the rest of Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards, be sure to check out our in-depth reviews for both the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, as well as our review of AMD’s closest competitors, the RX 6800 and RX 6800XT.