Nvidia is announcing its new $329 GeForce RTX 3060 card today. While the company only just introduced an RTX 3060 Ti for $399 last month, this latest RTX 3060 addition is designed to replace the aging GTX 1060 Pascal cards that many PC gamers are still using today.
The RTX 3060 will include 12GB of GDDR6 memory, and Nvidia is promising 10 times more ray-tracing performance with this card. That makes it very tempting for those looking to upgrade PC parts or full machines. Like the rest of Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards, the RTX 3060 will also be capable of using Nvidia’s suite of RTX apps and DLSS support.
Nvidia’s DLSS technology uses neural networks and AI supercomputers to analyze games and sharpen up images at lower resolutions. DLSS allows a game to render at a lower resolution and use Nvidia’s image reconstruction techniques to upscale the image and make it look as good as native 4K or better.
While this isn’t necessarily a representative sample of its gaming performance, this is the sort of framerate boost that the RTX 3060 will have over the GTX 1060 and RTX 2060, according to Nvidia:
Nvidia is planning to release the RTX 3060 in late February worldwide, priced at $329.