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NVIDIA have revealed the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti officially today, along with a release date of December 2 and it sounds like quite an awesome card.

Hitting performance levels (and above!) comparable to the RTX 2080 SUPER, which for the price is absolutely amazing at $399 / £369 which is far less than the 2080 SUPER. When it becomes available on December 2 this will be as custom boards including stock-clocked and factory overclocked models from various vendors as well as a Founders Edition direct from NVIDIA.

Want some specs? Here's a comparison between the models of the 3000 series:

    GEFORCE RTX
3090
GEFORCE RTX
3080
GEFORCE RTX
3070
GEFORCE RTX
3060 Ti
GPU Engine Specs: NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 10496 8704 5888 4864
  Boost Clock (GHz) 1.70 1.71 1.73 1.67
           
Memory Specs: Standard Memory Config 24 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
  Memory Interface Width 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit
           
Technology Support: Ray Tracing Cores 2nd Generation 2nd Generation 2nd Generation 2nd Generation
  Tensor Cores 3rd Generation 3rd Generation 3rd Generation 3rd Generation
  NVIDIA Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere
  PCI Express Gen 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
  NVIDIA G-SYNC Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6 Yes Yes Yes Yes
  HDMI 2.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
  DisplayPort 1.4a Yes Yes Yes Yes
  NVIDIA Encoder 7th Generation 7th Generation 7th Generation 7th Generation
  NVIDIA Decoder 5th Generation 5th Generation 5th Generation 5th Generation
Display Support: Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320 7680x4320
  Standard Display Connectors HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
  Multi Monitor 4 4 4 4
  HDCP 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
           
Founders Edition Card Dimensions: Length 12.3" (313 mm) 11.2" (285 mm) 9.5" (242 mm) 9.5" (242 mm)
  Width 5.4" (138 mm) 4.4" (112 mm) 4.4" (112 mm) 4.4" (112 mm)
  Slot 3-Slot 2-Slot 2-Slot 2-Slot
           
Founders Edition Thermal Power Specs: Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 93 93 93 93
  Graphics Card Power (W) 350 320 220 200
  Required System Power (W) (2) 750 750 650 600
  Supplementary Power Connectors 2x PCIe 8-pin
(adapter to 1x 12-pin included)
2x PCIe 8-pin
(adapter to 1x 12-pin included)
1x PCIe 8-pin
(adapter to 1x 12-pin included)
1x PCIe 8-pin
(adapter to 1x 12-pin included)

As long as you're not going for 4K gaming, the GeForce RTS 3060 Ti seems like a winner, and would likely be exactly what I would be going for if I was going to be building a system. At 1440p and 1080p gaming, it seems ideal. NVIDIA drivers generally have good Linux support too, and we expect NVIDIA to have a fresh driver up either today or tomorrow to formally add support for it on Linux - like they always do with a new GPU release. We're never left waiting around. 

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Going by Phoronix benchmarks on Linux, it seems like performance winner. I get that technology moves on quickly but even so, it still slightly amazes me just how much performance and price has come along with cards like this.

The real question is: just how fast will stock vanish this time? It may be releasing on December 2, doesn't mean many people will actually be able to get one though like the last few new GPU release.

If you do buy one, NVIDIA are throwing in one whole year of GeForce NOW Founder membership too which is open to both new and existing GFN customers to sweeten the deal. With their plans to actually support Linux with GFN in the browser, that sounds good.

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Cybolic 1 Dec, 2020
NVIDIA still doesn't support re-projection for use in VR, right?
yokem55 1 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: CybolicNVIDIA still doesn't support re-projection for use in VR, right?
From what I understand, they have the vulkan compute extensions for it, but not the low-latency, high priority driver path to make it actually usable.
slaapliedje 1 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: CybolicNVIDIA still doesn't support re-projection for use in VR, right?
You know, what? I think AMD drivers do? And if that's the case, that'd explain why others were saying that Elite Dangerous runs fine on Linux (Not that I can run it in Linux until someone writes up a scripting engine equivalent of the Thrustmaster Warthog has in Windows, as I now use that rather heavily.)
kokoko3k 1 Dec, 2020
Since i relegated nvidia to a mere on-demand graphic accelerator by using prime offloading (how many years we've had to wait for the driver to support an ancient feature? Can't remember), i started to enjoy:

  • A much snappier desktop environment (with a poor intel igp from my i5 Haswell!)

  • High resolution terminals even without grub and/or uefi

  • Kmsgrab working in ffmpeg

  • Glitchless resume from hibernation and suspend (texture corruption)

  • Glitchless vt switching (desktop corruption)

  • The ability to start multiple xorg sessions without having graphic corruption in the other one

  • Good power managment (not excellent, because the GTX always stays on, but certanly better than using the 1060 as the primary gpu, when it jumped to maximum power draw by just moving a window and stayed there for 30 seconds or more).

  • Reliable reporting of what display is connected

That said, even if this new green card seems well priced, I'm finally about to quit using nvidia by christmas for AMD.
YAY!

(edit, i just forgot how bad are nvidia drivers in memory managment, this is evident when you hit the limit by using proton!)


Last edited by kokoko3k on 1 December 2020 at 5:02 pm UTC
Cybolic 1 Dec, 2020
Quoting: yokem55
Quoting: CybolicNVIDIA still doesn't support re-projection for use in VR, right?
From what I understand, they have the vulkan compute extensions for it, but not the low-latency, high priority driver path to make it actually usable.

That's my understanding as well. Since I'm currently using a 1080 Ti and pretty happy with the general performance (though not the quirks), the only reason for me to upgrade is to fix the re-projection stutter I get in VR. If NVIDIA still hasn't "fixed" that under Linux though, there's not much point in a new card, no matter how good the bang-for-the-buck is - for me anyway.
poisond 1 Dec, 2020
Quoting: kokoko3kThat said, even if this new green card seems well priced, I'm finally about to quit using nvidia by christmas for AMD.
YAY!

Good luck getting a 6800(XT)/30X0 by XMas without paying double the MSRP xD


Last edited by poisond on 1 December 2020 at 6:39 pm UTC
Mohandevir 1 Dec, 2020
Quoting: poisond
Quoting: kokoko3kThat said, even if this new green card seems well priced, I'm finally about to quit using nvidia by christmas for AMD.
YAY!

Good luck getting a 6800(XT)/30X0 by XMas without paying double the MSRP xD

Quite the same for all next gen GPU. Team Green's GPUs, in the RTX 30x0 series, are not easier to find or cheaper, atm.

Not sure it's going to be better with this one either. Better wait for January... Maybe.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 1 December 2020 at 7:07 pm UTC
Dedale 1 Dec, 2020
There are few demanding AAA's on Linux. Most of my library works on my second hand 970 i bought for 180 € in 2016. When i will buy metro exodus i will let some graphic options down and maybe play it again if i get a better graphic card.

Borderlands 2 runs better at 720P but is kinda dead now and Alien Isolation too runs at 720P.

So i'll wait more.
slaapliedje 1 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: DedaleThere are few demanding AAA's on Linux. Most of my library works on my second hand 970 i bought for 180 € in 2016. When i will buy metro exodus i will let some graphic options down and maybe play it again if i get a better graphic card.

Borderlands 2 runs better at 720P but is kinda dead now and Alien Isolation too runs at 720P.

So i'll wait more.
Ha, I am the exact opposite, if I can't get playable frame rates at max resolution / settings, I will upgrade.
Granted with my monitor being 3840x1200@144hz, I may need to upgrade to either the 3080 or 6800 XT soon enough.
minfaer 1 Dec, 2020
Seems interesting. How is Wayland support in the driver these days? GPU acceleration in XWayland available?

If not, no thanks, wake me up when AMD 6700 is released...
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