Report: Nvidia rebranding RTX 3060 GPU to be Ultra card

Report: Nvidia rebranding RTX 3060 GPU to be Ultra card

It looks like there could be another member of Nvidia's RTX 30 line of graphics cards on the way.

That's according to a report on WCCFTech, which says that Nvidia is rebranding the RTX 3060 as RTX 3060 Ultra cards, boasting 12 GB of GDDR6 and boasting beefier specs than the Ti and Super versions of the GPU. In fact, the card boasts more memory than the RTX 3070 and 3080 cards, which were released at the end of 2020.

Nvidia announced its RTX 30 line-up of cards in September of last year, before it started rolling out later that month with the RTX 3080. This hardware was snapped up by bots, with the company having to apologise for its launch. Nvidia then said sorry for the level of RTX 3090 stock before that GPU was even out in the wild and delayed the launch of the RTX 3070 to ensure it had enough supply to meet demand.

CEO Jensen Huang (pictured) warned of RTX 3080 and 3090 shortages until the end of 2020 in October.

The fact that this hardware was in short supply might explain why someone stole $340k worth of Nvidia RTX 3090 graphics cards from a factory in China.

Recently, UK MPs proposed legislation to make it illegal to resell items bought by bots following the launch of Nvidia's new GPUs, as well as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S consoles.

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