RTX 3060 8GB: Way slower, no cheaper, avoid, says first online review

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The soft-launched, downspecced 8GB version of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in new tab) has been tested downunder by Hardware Unboxed (opens in new tab) and found horribly wanting despite offering no cost savings, for now.

The typical performance deficit versus the original 12GB model (opens in new tab) is around 15–20%, with some games tanking by as much as 26% at 1080p. Put another way, that means the 12GB card is as much as 35% faster at 1080p.