ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB ROG Strix Ampere Graphics Card
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 ROG Strix 8GB GDDR6 Ray-Tracing Graphics Card, 3584 Core, 1320MHz GPU, 1807MHz Boost
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ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX ROG Strix 3060 Ampere Graphics Card
TAKE FLIGHT WITH THE LATEST GPU TECHNOLOGY The ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 3060 by ASUS has been drastically improved to house the revolutionary new Ampere chips from NVIDIA and to deliver the next generation of gaming performance. From top to bottom, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™️ 3060 has been designed to push performance boundaries. A fresh design and more metal surrounds a grouping of Axial-tech fans that leverage a new rotation scheme. Below the blades, a larger, more impressive heatsink is ready for the most demanding thermal loads. The PCB has some new tricks up its sleeves, and even the backplate has received some performance-boosting changes. For gamers who want to get the most out of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the latest addition to the ROG Strix stable delivers in every way.
Axial-Tech Fan Upgrades
Extra Surface Area for Extra Cooling ASUS ROG Strix have re-optimised to suit a new larger heatsink that features more fins than previous generations, upgrades have also been made to the fans themselves, with the auxillary fans now boasting 11 blades and the main central fan housing 13 blades. The barrier ring on the side of the axial tech fans has been slimmed down to increase lateral intake amd to give the cooling array an optimised airflow whilst also boosting static pressure to physically blast air directly onto the GPU heat spreader.
Keep Cool - Sub 55° GPU Temperatures
Each Fan has its own role By keeping the rotational direction of the auxillary fans the same and having the central fan spin the opposite direction, ASUS ROG STRIX have reduced the turbulence inside the cooling array to boost the card's overall thermal performance. The sum of all of these innovative upgrades results in lower fan speeds and raises the performance threshold of the ROG STRIX 3060 OC achieving a sub-55 degree GPU temperature at which the fans will shut off completely to give you silent performance.
Maximum Contact for Maximum Cooling
Polished and Fine-tuned for Maximum PerformanceIn order to ensure maximum benefit from the upgraded axial-fan design ASUS have incorporated a new manufacturing process that polishes the surface of the heat-spreader down to a microscopic level. The even surface allows for maximum contact with the die and improved thermal transfer.
Improved PCB Features
Premium ComponentsAs to be expected from a premium brand like ASUS ROG Strix, top-shelf capacitors, chokes and MOSFETs have been used to effortlessly deliver large amounts of power at a Milliseconds notice. The Super Alloy Power II are soldered to the PCB using the amazing Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process, allowing human error to be removed from the process ensuring each graphics card meets rigorous specifications.
Fanconnect IIThe rear of the ROG Strix graphics card sports two PWM FanConnect headers that provide additional DIY flexibility. Chassis fans can be directly attached to the GPU and tuned with a curve that is based on CPU or GPU temperature, providing extra intake or exhaust for demanding 3D tasks.
Updated Shroud Design is Both Functional and Beautiful
Not Just a Pretty FaceIn addition to under-the-hood design changes, the ROG Strix features a new face with metal accents that mirror the design aesthetic of ROG and ROG Strix motherboards. Mixing surface textures and materials make a statement when vertically mounted and lit by chassis LEDs. Flipping the card around reveals more design improvements. For enhanced heat dissipation, a wide backplate vent and shortened PCB allow hot air to escape towards chassis exhaust fans instead of being recycled back into the cooler. The I/O bracket is made from stainless steel to protect ports and provide a more secure mount. A conveniently placed Dual BIOS switch allows quick selection between “performance” and “quiet” mode for basic customization of the card’s default behavior without software. To top it off, an ROG logo with addressable RGB backlighting adds flair.
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NVIDIA Ampere Architecture
2nd Gen RT Cores2X THROUGHPUT
3rd Gen Tensor CoresUP TO 2X THROUGHPUT
NEW SM2X FP32 THROUGHPUT
DLSS AI Acceleration
Max FPS. Max Quality. Powered by AI. NVIDIA DLSS is groundbreaking AI rendering that boosts frame rates with uncompromised image quality using the dedicated AI processing Tensor Cores on GeForce RTX. This gives you the performance headroom to crank up settings and resolutions for an incredible visual experience. The AI revolution has arrived to gaming.
Ultimate Ray Tracing And AI
RTX. It’s On.Only NVIDIA’s RTX platform includes dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing and Tensor Cores for AI that enable groundbreaking technologies at breakthrough speed. Experience today’s biggest blockbusters like never before. RTX. It’s On.
NVIDIA Reflex Dynamically Reduces System Latency
Victory Measured in MillisecondsNVIDIA Reflex delivers the ultimate competitive advantage. The lowest latency. The best responsiveness. Powered by GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® monitors. Acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision through a revolutionary suite of technologies built to optimise and measure system latency for competitive games.
Create as Fast as your Imagination
Up Your Creative GameTake your creative projects to a new level with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. Delivering AI-acceleration in top creative apps. Backed by the NVIDIA Studio platform of dedicated drivers and exclusive tools. And built to perform in record time. Whether you’re rendering complex 3D scenes, editing 8K video, or livestreaming with the best encoding and image quality, GeForce RTX GPUs give you the performance to create your best.
Transform any Room Into your Home Studio
Stream Like a Boss Live streamers can now level up their game even further with the new NVIDIA Broadcast app. It upgrades any room into a home broadcast studio by transforming standard webcams and microphones into smart devices through the power of AI. The Broadcast app offers three AI-powered features which are: Noise Removal, Virtual Background and Auto frame so the focus always remains on you.
DirectX Raytracing Allows Incredibly Realistic Graphic Effects
DirectX 12 Ultimate offers features like ray tracing and variable rate shading
DirectX Raytracing allows games to simulate how light works in real life, providing incredibly realistic and beautiful graphics effects like global illumination, reflections, and shadows.
NVIDIA has partnered closely with Microsoft to enable full DXR support on GeForce GPUs. GeForce RTX GPUs were designed from the start for the extreme demands of ray-tracing workloads. Specialised RT cores, found only on GeForce RTX graphics cards, provide billions of rays per second of performance, and up to 3X the frame rates with DXR games and applications. This makes ray tracing at real-time frame rates possible for the first time.
GeForce RTX 30 Series Features
8K HDR GamingStep up to the ultimate 4K gaming experience with the GeForce RTX and enjoy today’s biggest games in amazing detail.
GeForce ExperienceThe essential companion to your GeForce graphics card. Capture and share videos, screenshots, and livestreams. Keep your drivers up to date and optimize your games.
Game Ready DriversGet the highest levels of performance, and the smoothest experience possible, from the moment you start playing.
Virtual RealityTake your VR experiences to a whole new level with the powerful new GeForce® RTX GPUs. You can count on the lowest latency and highest performance with VR.
NVIDIA G-SyncGet smooth, tear-free gameplay at refresh rates up to 360 Hz, plus HDR and more. NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitors are the ultimate go-to equipment for enthusiast gamers.
NVIDIA AnselTurn your screenshots into art with this powerful in-game photo mode that captures 360, HDR, and super-resolution photos.
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card Specifications
|GeForce RTX 30-Series, 20-Series, GTX 16-Series & 10-Series Card Specifications|
|Model||RTX 3090 Ti||RTX 3090||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3080||RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti||RTX 3060||RTX 3050||TITAN RTX||RTX 2080 Ti||RTX 2080 Super||RTX 2080||RTX 2070 Super||RTX 2070||RTX 2060 Super||RTX 2060||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080||GTX 1070 Ti||GTX 1070||GTX 1660 Ti||GTX 1660 Super||GTX 1660||GTX 1650 Super||GTX 1650||GTX 1060 6GB||GTX 1060 3GB||GTX 1050 Ti||GTX 1050|
|Reference Base Clock||1,560MHz||1,400MHz||1,370MHz||1,440MHz||1,580MHz||1,500MHz||1,410MHz||1,320MHz||1,552MHz||1,350 MHz||1,350 MHz||1,650 MHz||1,515 MHz||1,605 MHz||1,410 MHz||1,470 MHz||1,365 MHz||1,480 MHz||1,607 MHz||1,607 MHz||1,506 MHz||1,500 MHz||1,530 MHz||1,530 MHz||1,530 MHz||1,485 MHz||1,506 MHz||1,506 MHz||1,290 MHz||1,354 MHz|
|Reference Boost Clock||1,860 MHz||1,700 MHz||1,670MHz||1,710 MHz||1,770MHz||1,730 MHz||1,665MHz||1,780MHz||1,777MHz||1,770 MHz||1,545 MHz||1,815 MHz||1,710 MHz||1,770 MHz||1,710 MHz||1,650 MHz||1,680 MHz||1,582 MHz||1,733 MHz||1,683 MHz||1,683 MHz||1,770 MHz||1,785 MHz||1,785 MHz||1,725 MHz||1,665 MHz||1,708 MHz||1,708 MHz||1,392 MHz||1,455 MHz|
|Memory||24GB GDDR6X||24GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||12GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||24GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR6||4GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5||3GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5|
|Chipset||GeForce RTX 3060|
|Manufacturing process||8 nm|
|Cores & Clocks|
|Core Clock||1320 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1807 MHz|
|Video Memory (VRAM)|
|Memory Bus||192 Bit|
|Cooling Solution||Tri Fan (3)|
|Cooler Design||ASUS Triple Fan Cooler with RGB|
|I/O & Connectivity|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 (x16) [PCIe 3.0 Backwards Compatible]|
|GeForce VR Ready||Yes|
|Multi-Way Graphics Support||Not Supported|
|Microsoft DirectX Support||12 API|
|Max. Concurrent Displays||4 Displays|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680x4320 (8K UHD)|
|Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution|
|Real-Time Ray Tracing||Yes|
|NVIDIA RT Cores|
|NVIDIA Tensor Cores|
|Power & Thermals|
|Graphics Card Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin PCIe|
|Graphics Card TDP/Power|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||750 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature||93 °C|
|Low Profile Compatible||No|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Dimensions||300 x 133.6 x 53.5 mm|
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Date Issued: 25th Feb 2021
The NVIDIA Ampere hype train keeps on rolling. Following on from multiple high-end GPU launches in late 2020, the graphics giant has gradually extended the reach of its latest-generation architecture and today's introduction of GeForce RTX 3060 marks another milestone as Ampere becomes available for under £300.