Mark it up as a last second announcement.

A month and a half after releasing the first Ampere GPUs, NVIDIA has officially announced a lower-end model, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Rumors about it were true: NVIDIA claims this $399 graphics card is on par, in fact better than the RTX 2080 Super.

The specs for the 3060 Ti are impressive, and we can see that for the first time NVIDIA is working hard to compete against AMD in almost every price segment.

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Performance is nearly double what the equally priced RTX 3060 Super can muster. It’s easy to see why: more than double CUDA cores and single precision perf., nearly double the transistor count, and even more power. Architectural differences aside, this is a $400 beast.

Reviews have started pouring in, but the real question is about availability. NVIDIA made the announcement¬†today, a day before the release. GPUs are nearly impossible to find today, and the only model available will be the Founder’s Edition. We’ll all need incredible luck to get one.

There’s no word what time the 3060 Ti will go on sale.