Despite its age, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is one of the best graphics cards for modern games. So there was some excitement when rumors surfaced that Nvidia would retrofit his Ampere-based graphics card to his GDDR6X. Unfortunately, memory upgrades can have disappointing results.
Polish press IT hardware (opens in new tab) put the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X through its paces against the regular model and the more powerful GeForce RTX 3070. As a quick overview, all three Ampere graphics cards use the same GA104 silicon. The difference is that the GeForce RTX 3070 die comes with 46 effective SMs for 5,888 CUDA cores, while the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti only has 38 SMs for 4,864 CUDA cores. am. Of course, it would be silly to think that a memory upgrade could close the 21% gap in CUDA cores, but it would be interesting to see how close the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X can come to the GeForce RTX 3070. am.
Keep in mind that the core specs of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and its GDDR6X counterpart are identical. So you’re looking at the same amount of CUDA cores and equal clock speeds. However, the latter comes with 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory instead of the 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory in the regular model. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X boasts up to 608.3 GBps of memory bandwidth, a massive 36% increase over the GDDR6 model. It also has a TDP of 225W, which is 25W more than the vanilla version.
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X Benchmark
|Palit GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming Pro OC||181.71||185.88||192.37|
|KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X One-Click OC Plus||160.47||163.49||168.03|
|Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition||158.47||160.72||164.86|
ITHardware used KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X 1-Click OC Plus, Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC Edition and Palit GeForce RTX 3070 GamingPro OC for comparison. The only downside to the review is that we didn’t reveal the two GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with comparable clock speeds for a fairer comparison. The Asus GDDR6 model boosts to 1,755 MHz while the KFA2 GDDR6X sticks to the reference boost clock (1,665 MHz). Differences in boost clock speed affect results.
According to the average performance numbers, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X outperformed the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by 4% at 1080p and 2% at 1440p and 4K. In return, the GeForce RTX 3070 outperforms the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X by 13% at 1080p and 14% at 1440p and 4K.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti currently starts at $399, with the GDDR6X version having a similar starting price. The difference in performance is negligible, but common sense is to get the GDDR6X variant if it’s available.In other markets where pricing varies between the two models, the extra 2% performance gain is worth the extra bucks It is necessary to evaluate whether