In recent news, NVIDIA will use an “imperfect” GA104 core in the GeForce RTX 3060.
NVIDIA is rumored to be preparing a new variant for their GPU GeForce RTX 30 series. However, the company is not rolling out an update for any of the existing variants.
In a recent leak, it was mentioned that NVIDIA will use the GA104 core for their GeForce RTX 3060. As is known, this GPU has used the GA106 core for some time.
Based on the latest leaks, it looks like NVIDIA may have excess stock of faulty GPUs, which are not making their way into high-end graphics cards. However, the GPU chip is still good enough to fit into a low-end GPU.
Reporting from Wccftech (September 19), it is true that the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU that uses the GP104 core will have 3584 CUDA cores and 12 GB of GDDR6 memory running on the 192-bit bus interface, but will have some adjustments.
This isn’t the first time NVIDIA has used a broken GP104 to replace the GP106 SKU. The RTX 2060 has experienced the same thing, where it was supposed to run the TU106 core, but also got an upgrade to the TU104 for the same reason.
But unfortunately, until now, NVIDIA still has not confirmed this. It is still unknown when the GPU will be produced and will be distributed.