Nvidia’s New $400 RTX 3060 Ti is Faster than The $700 RTX 2080 Super

Nvidia’s first GPU for the 3060 series of graphics cards is here, but instead of the RTX 3060, it is the RTX 3060 Ti instead, becoming the cheapest member of the 3000-series. Starting at $399, the RTX 3060 Ti will be replacing the 2060 Super that was launched at the same price last year.

Just like the rest of the GPUs in the series, the RTX 3060 Ti is also based on Nvidia’s new Ampere architecture. It is using a cutback version of the GA104 GPU found on the RTX 3070, which results in slightly lesser specifications. As a result, it has fewer CUDA cores, RT cores, Tensor cores, ROPs, and lesser SM units.

Compared to the 3070, the 3060 Ti also has a lower boost clock speed of 1665MHz down from 1730MHz. However, both GPUs have the same 14Gbps 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 448 GB/s bandwidth as well as a 256-bit memory interface. It also supports real-time ray tracing and Nvidia’s DLSS, Reflex, Broadcast, and a plethora of other features.

According to Nvidia, the 3060 Ti is going to be faster than the RTX 2080 Super, which was the second-fastest GPU in Nvidia’s 2000 lineup from last year. Early 3rd party reviews show that 3060Ti does indeed match the 2080 Super in most games and it should be great value considering the latter costs $700 while the former is $400.

The Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is going for sale today for $399 and will be available with OEMs such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac.