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The new GDDR6X-equipped RTX 3060 Ti will reportedly replace original model

When Nvidia announced the GDDR6X variant of the RTX 3060 Ti, it wasn't clear whether the company would keep the original GDDR6 version around. According to reports this week, this will eventually happen, with GDDR6 versions being phased out and replaced with the newer model. 

As reported by MyDrivers (via VideoCardz), this process won't happen overnight. Instead, Nvidia and AIB partners will slowly replace the older model by consuming the existing GDDR6 inventory until it's depleted. Once all the GDDR6 inventory has been used up, manufacturing will switch over to only producing GDDR6X RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards.

The good thing about replacing the older version with the new one is that you get a better graphics card for the same price. While the older version uses GDDR6 memory clocked at 14Gbps, the GDDR6X model runs at 19Gbps.

Given the number of RTX 30 GPUs still floating around, it could take a little longer to see new-gen replacements. For now, the RTX 40 series has two graphics cards, an RTX 4080 and an RTX 4090. Nvidia may hold off on future cards, like the RTX 4070 or RTX 4060 as it continues to try and shift the remaining stock of RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 GPUs.

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KitGuru says: With RTX 40 now rolling out, would you still consider picking up an old-gen GPU like the RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory? 

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