True, you can just buy RTX 3060 12GB
The GeForce RTX 3070 has already been modified with 16 GB of memory, now it’s the turn of the RTX 3060. The authors of the Paulo Gomes channel took the younger version of the RTX 3060 8GB and added 4 GB of memory to it.
As you know, RTX 3060 8GB and RTX 3060 12GB differ in memory size and bus width, while other parameters are identical. Enthusiasts took a junior adapter and turned it into an older one, soldering up the missing memory and flashing the BIOS to activate the memory bus channels that are not used by default at the same time.
As a result, in the Unigine Superposition benchmark in 1080p Extreme mode, the performance of the modified version was 22% higher, due solely to the amount of memory.
GeForce RTX 3060 8GB turned into RTX 3060 12GB
Unlike experiments with the RTX 3070 , in this case the idea itself does not make sense, since you can simply take two versions of the RTX 3060 and compare them. So it’s more of an experiment for the sake of experimentation, but at least now we know that such modifications are possible.
Recall that the upcoming RTX 4060 Ti with a price of about $ 400-450 will initially have only 8 GB of memory .