ASUS covertly introduced a new TUF Gaming logo alongside the debut of Nvidia’s RTX 30 series graphics card under the Ampere architecture. The ASUS TUF RTX 3080 Gaming and TUF RTX 3080 Gaming OC were the first products to use the new logo design which was quickly followed by the rest of the RTX 30 series products as well as the AMD’s latest RX 6800 graphics card. The newest addition to this redesigned TUF brand is the TUF RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Specs
|Graphics Card||RTX 3080||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti||RTX 2080 Super||RTX 2060 Super|
|Process Technology||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||Samsung 8N||TSMC 12FFN||TSMC 12FFN|
|Die size (mm^2)||628.4||392.5||392.5||545||445|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1440||1500||1410||1650||1470|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1710||1725||1665||1815||1650|
|VRAM Speed (Gbps)||19||14||14||15.5||14|
|VRAM Bus Width||320||256||256||256||256|
Powering the all-new RTX 3060Ti is the same GA104 core found on the RTX 3070 but with fewer cores and slightly lower clock speeds. The reduction of both cores and clock speeds resulted in a lower SRP of $399 compared to the RTX 3070’s $499 price tag. The 20% price cut matches the previous RTX 2060 Super’s launch price albeit the RTX 3060 Ti is positioned to be equal to or more than the RTX 2080 super which retailed for $699.
The ASUS TUF RTX 3060Ti OC 8GB Gaming graphics card is the second card to ASUS’ RTX 3060 Ti tiering with the top model being the ROG Strix variant. Surprisingly, The TUF RTX 3060Ti is priced lower than the KO variant which is basically an RGB version of their lowest tier, the Dual.