The GTX 1060 is the most popular graphics card on Steam, and now, NVIDIA has announced the follow-up to the 1060–the GeForce RTX 3060. This new GPU is a major upgrade over the beloved 1060, and it is priced at only USD 329 (around PHP 15,800).
According to NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 3060 is able to run triple-A titles with ray-traced effects such as Control, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Minecraft with RTX For Windows 10, Watch Dogs: Legion at over 60 frames per second. For reference, the GTX 1060 struggles with games such as Watch Dogs: Legion at high settings, running the game at only 24 frames per second.
What makes the RTX 3060 even better is that it’s also a definite upgrade over the previous-gen RTX 2060. While the 2060 is still a powerful card and has ray tracing capabilities, the RTX 3060 clearly has it beat in terms of performance.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is built with a 192-bit bus, which means the GPU can hav up to 12 GB of fast GDDR6 memory. The 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM makes it a worthy choice for “creators working with large datasets, models, and detailed scenes.”
The NVIDIA RTX 3060 will release starting late February.
For more info on the new RTX 30 series GPU, visit NVIDIA’s official website.