A number of technical resources drew attention to an unusual version of the GeForce RTX 3060 with a full configuration of the computing cores of the GPU. If the standard version of the GeForce RTX 3060 is equipped with a GA106 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores, then in the full version the processor operates with 3840 CUDA cores. This option is used in GeForce RTX 3060 mobile video cards, but it works at lower frequencies. Desktop analogues of the mobile GeForce RTX 3060 with 3840 streaming cores and low frequencies have already surfaced in the Chinese market. They did not have any advantages over conventional desktop graphics cards, other than a lower TDP.
But there are GeForce RTX 3060 with 3840 streaming cores and higher frequencies. Obviously, such video cards will be faster than the original version. Only due to a larger number of computing units, their potential is 8% higher. The Boost Clock frequency for such versions has been increased to an average of 1850 MHz instead of the standard value of 1777 MHz. The graphics cards are equipped with 12 GB of GDDR6 14000 Gb / s memory. According to TechPowerUp, similar variants were developed by Dell, HP, ASUS, MSI and many other well-known companies. But real samples were released in a small edition, mainly for OEM systems.
The appearance of non-standard versions of video cards may be associated with large stocks of graphics chips, which must be disposed of before the announcement of new models of this price level.
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