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Nvidia may discontinue the RTX 3060 Ti ahead of RTX 4060 series launch

Due to GPU shortages and inflated prices, Nvidia chose not to discontinue its RTX 30 series GPUs once new RTX 40 series models arrived. That may change with the RTX 4060 Ti, which will reportedly replace the RTX 3060 Ti entirely. 

Discussions at the Chinese board channels forum (via Benchlife and Tom's Hardware) have speculated that Nvidia may have ceased supplying RTX 3060 Ti silicon to its AIB partners. While it remains uncertain if this signifies the complete end of the older card, NVIDIA appears to be prioritising new products. This strategic move would align with introducing much newer Ada-based midrange GPUs.

In mid-April, Nvidia's component suppliers had indicated that production of the RTX 4000-series GPUs was not scaling up due to a possible slow uptake of existing cards, particularly the recently released RTX 4070. Despite this, given the immense popularity of budget graphics card models, Nvidia seems poised to re-engage with the mainstream market segment.

As far as rumours suggest, the RTX 4060 Ti will be available with 8GB or 16GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 18Gbps across a 128-bit memory bus. Both should pack 4,352 CUDA cores and have a TDP of 160W (8GB) or 165W (16GB). The standard RTX 4060 is rumoured to have 3,072 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory bus.

Rumours suggest Nvidia will announce the RTX 4060 Ti this month, although it is unclear if the standard RTX 4060 will also be announced at the same time.

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KitGuru says: The RTX 30 series is slowly being phased out as Nvidia looks to boost the adoption of its latest generation GPUs. Typically, we would see this happen at a quicker rate, but given the issues with the market in recent years, the transition has been slower this generation. 

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