In a few days we will have the new GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs on sale and it seems that assemblers have not forgotten about compact ITX form factors for those who want to assemble compact PCs.
For now, we have announced models from MSI, Palit and Gainward brands, but we will surely have more in the coming weeks. These cards stand out for their compact size and more contained consumption, thanks to this consumption we have a single fan, a single 8-pin power connector and a much shorter length of the assembly.
Among the models presented we have the MSI RTX 3060 AERO ITX and its OC version, the Gainward RTX 3060 Pegasus model and finally the Palit GeForce RTX 3060 StormX models that also have OC variant. All of them feature the trendy RGB Gaming lighting and the semi-passive function to turn off the fans when we are in low-power scenarios.
One of the most attractive points of these 3060 RTX graphics cards is the amount of RAM, which goes up to 12 GB at 15 Gbps compared to the 8 GB at 14 Gbps of the 3060 Ti. As a differential point we find a lower number of CUDA Cores, a cut in the data bus and lower performance in general. A product oriented to play in 1080p and 2K resolutions, but that will allow us to support all the next generation thanks DLSS and better performance than AMD in Raytracing with RTX.
We will have to wait to see in late February what is the availability of these products in stores like Amazon, the theoretical price should be about $326 / 320€. Seeing the panorama, they will surely come out in small quantities and soon speculation will begin with them, if we are interested we will have to be attentive.
|RTX 3060||RTX 3060 Ti|
|RAM Clock||15Gbps GDDR6||14Gbps GDDR6|
|SP Performance||12.8 TFLOPS||16.2 TFLOPS|
|Process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|