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NVIDIA Prepping RTX 3060 ULTRA 12GB to Combat Radeon RX 6700

Today in Bad Photoshop Wednesday, we have WCCFTech divulging news of a possible NVIDIA RTX 3060 ULTRA SKU. While users anticipate an RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 that hopefully sees the Ampere lineup drop to the $200 range, we’ve still yet to see that and with AMD showcasing possible threats for lower SKUs with their cards, NVIDIA is looking to seal off potential price points to attract more buyers to their side.

One such product is expected to be the RTX 3060 ULTRA. A naming convention previously used on earlier GeForce card like the FX 5200 Ultra or the 8800 Ultra, the RTX 3060 Ultra is expected to slip between the RTX 3070 and the RTX 3060 Ti. This is the effectively combat a possible Radeon RX 6700 that is expected to arrive in March.

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The RTX 3060 Ultra is based on the 8nm GA104 silicon, the same one used by the 3060 Ti and 3070 but with a different core configuration. Its biggest selling point though, is its massive 12GB of GDDR6 memory. Memory bandwidth is currently unknown but the card is expected to be faster than an RTX 3060 Ti. Price is expected to be at $449.

Meanwhile on AMD’s side, it is reported that Team Radeon is preparing the smaller cut brothers to their currently omniabsent RX 6000 GPU lineup. The Radeon RX 6700 is expected to release in March and will also feature 12GB of GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit bus.  No pricing or availability advice has been announcement of yet for the Radeon RX 6700.


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