MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GAMING X Ampere Graphics Card
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X 12GB GDDR6 Ray-Tracing Graphics Card, 3584 Core, 1320MHz GPU, 1837MHz Boost
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MSI RTX 3060 GAMING X Ampere Graphics Card
Play Hard, Stay Silent. Prepare for an unforgettable gaming experience with the MSI RTX 3060 GAMING X. The latest iteration of MSI's iconic gaming series brings you heightened performance, less noise and the high quality aesthetics you expect from MSI. Now you too can enjoy all your favorite games with a powerful graphics card that stays cool and silent. Just the way you like it. powered by the all-new NVIDIA GeForce Ampere architecture boasting 2nd Generation RT cores and 3rd Generation Tensor Cores to bring you the biggest graphical performance leap of the modern era. This incredible piece of kit features an updated TWIN FROZR 8 Thermal design with TORX 4.0 Fans, and a comprehensive connections panel supporting up to 4 displays, active fan technology with better airflow harmonics and upgrades to the strength and stability of the GPU, including a strong graphene backplate and thermal padding. Combine this with MSI mystic lighting to make a GPU that is truly yours. Are you ready for the future of graphics?
Light 'em up with MSI Mystic Lighting
Splash on Some Colour It's time to put on your team colours on with MSI's immersive lighting, that you can synchronize stunning RGB lighting across compatible devices to create your light show to the next level. Or if you want to go dark its as simple as turning the lights off. Mystic Light delivers complete control of the RGB lighting for both MSI devices and compatible third-party RGB products both inside and outside your system and in MSI Dragon Center you can adjust the lighting settings to your preferred look.
MSI Keep it Cool and Quiet
TWIN FROZR 8 The TWIN FROZR 8 thermal system has been designed for efficiency. Users can anticipate a seamless balance of cool and quiet for more entertainment throughout ceaseless gaming sessions.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK Never worry about your GPU staying cool under pressure with TORX FAN 4.0 – it's built on teamwork. Designed with pairs of fan blades united together with a connected outer ring design, which concentrates airflow directly into the enhanced TRI FROZR 2 cooling system.
TOTALLY COOL CORE PIPESThe Core Pipes innovative design are precision-machined for maximum contact over the graphics card. This incredible design spreads the heat a long the full length of the heatsink for superior cooling.
SHHHH… SILENCING HEATSINK DESIGNRemain stealthy with Airflow Control that advances airflow dynamics. Deflectors deliver surplus surface area and direct air to where it’s required for maximum cooling. With wave-curved 2.0 fin edges, this design disrupts unwanted airflow harmonics resulting in decreased noise.
Don't Sweat the Details
TOUGH ENOUGH TO BACK YOU UP! The GAMING series has been crafted to serve you well during intense gameplay and is forged from enhanced materials. This legendary item has extra power unlocked through the Custom PCB. An enhanced PCB material design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation, and high-performance reliability. Its better to be safe than sorry, with additional fuses built into the custom PCB these provide extra safeguards against electrical damage.
THERMAL PADDINGStay frosty with an abundance of thermal padding which provide additional heat dissipation for board components.
GRAPHENE BACKPLATEA composite Graphene backplate reinforces the length of the GPU while providing passive thermal conduction properties.
CHILLINGLY SILENTZero Frozr is the calm before the storm, it keeps fans still and maintains silence until cooling is needed.
MSI made 10 Million Clicks, You only need One!
BRING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH MSI DRAGON CENTER
MSI's exclusive Dragon Center software assists you in getting the most out of your MSI products. Monitor, tweak and optimize in real-time with just a few clicks. With Gaming Mode you can get ready to game, create profiles with personalized GPU settings including performance, True Color, and more! Take back control through MSI GAMING LAN Manager, which automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications, giving you great low latency online gaming experiences.
Get precision control with unlimited power using MSI Afterburner the most recognized and widely used GPU overclocking software on the market. Plus, it’s free to use and compatible with most other vendor graphics cards. OC Scanner is the easiest and safest way to get more performance out of your GeForce® graphics card. Powered by an algorithm created by NVIDIA, maximum clock speeds are determined and safely applied for your graphics card. Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player provides a seamless PC experience for mobile gaming.
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||RTX 3080||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti||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||1,400MHz||1,440MHz||1,500MHz||1,410MHz||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||1,700 MHz||1,710 MHz||1,730 MHz||1,665MHz||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||10GB GDDR6X||8GB 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||1837 MHz|
|Video Memory (VRAM)|
|Memory Clock||15000 MHz|
|Memory Bus||192 Bit|
|Cooling Solution||Dual Fan (2)|
|Cooler Design||MSI Triple Fan Cooler w/ TORX Fans + RGB LED|
|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||
|Graphics Card TDP/Power||170W|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||550 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature||93 °C|
|Low Profile Compatible||No|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Dimensions||276 x 131 x 51 mm|
|Model Number||GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X 12G|
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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.