This Ti Is A Real Fighter
NVIDIA is touting the new and soon to be out of stock RTX 3060 Ti as being as fast as the RTX 2080 SUPER, which may upset some owners as this will be briefly available tomorrow for $399, far lower than the $699 price tag of the card they claim it will replace. The clocks are lower, at a base clock of 1410 MHz and boost of 1665 MHz, compared to the 1650 MHz and 1815 MHz of the RTX 2080 Super. On the other hand it sports significantly more CUDA cores, 4864 compared to 3072 and 152 2nd Gen Tensor cores which will certainly help it.
If you haven’t yet feasted your eyes upon the visual extravaganza featured in Sebastian’s review you owe it to yourself to check out his full performance review right now. If you have already taken that opportunity and are looking for comparative results then perhaps The FPS Review is a good place to start. They used a similar testbed, but instead of an R9 3900X they used the R7 3700X so you can see what effect, if any the CPU has on performance. You can also check out their 1080p results if you happen to be one of many who still use that as your default resolution.
Overall performance does match the previous RTX 2080 Super in most games, very impressive considering the asking price, at least until you introduce ray tracing. Once they started testing games with DLSS and ray tracing, the second generation Tensor cores show their stuff and the new RTX 3060 Ti leaves the previous generation in the dust. As AMD does not yet offer an RX 6000 series card near this price point, NVIDIA is the clear winner for a GPU that deserves to be called a mid range GPU, and you won’t sacrifice much in the way of performance!
However, NVIDIA says the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti should perform as well as the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. That’s a whole different ballgame, so let’s look at the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, which debuted at an MSRP of $699.