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RTX 3060 ti vs RTX 3060 [why is a 6GB card better than a 12gb card]

Can someone please explain why the card with 6GB card performs better than the card with 12GB's. Is in because of the Cuda cores?

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More cuda cores and a wider memory bus are the big reasons.

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12 minutes ago, OU812 said:

More cuda cores and a wider memory bus are the big reasons.

Can you explain more about the memory bus.

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9 minutes ago, TRS80 said:

Can someone please explain why the card with 6GB card performs better than the card with 12GB's. Is in because of the Cuda cores?

The 3060ti has 8gb, not 6.

 

It also has a wider memory bus (256bit vs the 3060's 192bit), meaning that it can access more data in parallel at once. That also implies on the available memory amount: each memory chip "uses" 32 bits, the 3060 can have a max of (192/32) 6 memory chips, which nvidia used 6x of 2gb chips (using only 1gb chips would be really bad PR-wise).

 

The 3060ti also has more SMs (the basic major block of a GPU that defines the amount of shading units and whatnot), which gives it more raw "horsepower".

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