NVIDIA officially released the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti video card on December 1st. This time, NVIDIA also released the public and non-public GeForce RTX 3060 Ti products. According to the official data, the overall performance of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti video card is equivalent to RTX 2080 SUPER, but the actual price is only half of the price of RTX 2080 SUPER. Such a cost-effective advantage directly outstands RTX 2080 SUPER.
Of course, the emergence of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is no doubt another product of NVIDIA to compete with AMD, AMD launched the RX6000 series of graphics cards, no doubt it caused great pressure on NVIDIA. For this year’s party and so on, all of a sudden so many graphics cards centralized to the market, also give them more choice. As the mainstream product of the next 30 series of video cards, RTX 3060 Ti also introduces NVIDIA’s second generation photochase engine. For players who want to experience photochase games, RTX 3060 Ti will be the choice of mainstream game players for a long time to come.
As one of the first GeForce RTX3060Ti graphics cards to be listed, IT Home has obtained the GeForce RTX3060Ti GAMING OC PRO 8G Eagle Graphics card (” Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO “). Next, let’s take a look at the actual performance of THE GeForce RTX3060Ti Graphics card through RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO.
The appearance of Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO is basically the same as that of Eagle series 3070, 3080 and 3090. Since the PCB used by RTX3060Ti is shorter, a large part of Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO is used for heat dissipation. This Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO graphics card has 5 high-performance pure copper thermal tubes, thermal tubes and GPU core close contact, a large number of cooling fins with Gigabyte wind force three fan cooling system, which can achieve efficient heat dissipation.
Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO graphics card three cooling fans size up to 3.15 inches, using a special blade fan, the two sides of the fan use counterclockwise rotation, the middle fan uses clockwise rotation, three fans with the graphics card up and down the two sides of the independent air duct, to achieve efficient heat dissipation.
Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO’s extended heat dissipation fins cooperate with the hollow design of the back panel, which can let wind pass through and improve the heat dissipation ability.
The introduction of the full-size metal back of the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Magic Hawk PRO increases the strength of the PCB while also giving the graphics card a more stylish and cool look.
In the top fan part of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO, there is a Gigabyte logo that supports RGB light effect. Users can use the official lighting adjustment tool OF Gigabyte, RGB Fusion 2.0 tool to achieve 16.77 million color changes. In the middle part of the top PCB, Gigi provides dual BIOS mode switch, supports silent mode and OC mode, and OC mode is enabled by factory default.
Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO graphics card using digital power supply design, can effectively reduce the operating temperature of MOSFET, each MOSFET provides over-temperature protection and load balance, with other components, can achieve more stable performance output and longer service life. In terms of power supply, Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO graphics card uses 6+8 Pin power supply design, compared with the 30 series currently announced other graphics cards, the power required by Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO is smaller.
In terms of interface, Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO graphics card supports 2 DP 1.4 interfaces and 2 HDMI 2.1 interfaces. Next, we will look at the performance of Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO through theoretical performance and actual game running points.
The theory of performance
The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti uses a Core GA104 based on the Samsung 8 nanometer process, with 17.4 billion transistors. The NVIDIA RTX 3060Ti graphics card uses a SM unit based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture.
The NVIDIA Ampere architecture is powered by a number of processing technologies, including the latest programmable shaders, a second-generation optical tracing core, and a third-generation tensor core. The latest programmable Shader has a capacity of 16.2 Shader-TFlops per second, the second-generation optical core tracking computing power of 31.6 RT-TFLOPS, and the third generation Tensor core computing power of 129.6 Tensor -TFLOPS.
NVIDIA’s optical chase core allows for more realistic game lighting effects. NVIDIA formally introduced this technology in the NVIDIA Turing architecture, which is now NVIDIA Ampere’s second generation optical chase technology. The tensor core is the AI brain of the graphics card, and the GPU can accelerate the linear algebra of deep neural network processing functions through the tensor core, which is also the basis of modern AI technology. The tensor core based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture can be used in NVIDIA DLSS technology and NVIDIA Broadcast technology with AI super resolution.
Next, let’s take a look at the specific parameters of RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO. RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO uses 38 SM units, including 4864 stream processors, 152 third-generation tensor cores, 38 second-generation optical tracing cores, 152 texture units, and 80 raster processing units. In terms of core frequency, the maximum frequency of RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO is 1770MHz, which is an improvement of 105MHz compared with 1665MHz of the public version. In terms of video memory, Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO uses Samsung 8GB GDDR6 video memory, with a video memory frequency of 14000MHz, a video memory bit width of 256BIT and a video memory bandwidth of 448GB/s. Support PCIe 4.0, HDMI 2.1. The TGP of RTX 3060 Ti is 200W, and Gigabyte official suggests that eagle 3060 Ti is equipped with a power supply of more than 650W.
Next, let’s take a look at the theoretical performance of RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO through 3DMark. The hardware platform configuration of Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO evaluated by IT Home is as follows:
The following is the score of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO 3DMark:
Through the 3DMark theory test, we can see that, whether based on the DX12 Time Spy test or based on the DX11 Fire Strike test, the theoretical performance of Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Magic Hawk PRO has been more than the last generation of flagship video card RTX 2080 SUPER, Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Magic Hawk PRO is actually more powerful, in part of the test scenes running score has been very close to RTX 2080Ti.
Next, we used FurMark to conduct a toaster test on the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO video card. During the test, the maximum temperature of the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO video card was only 61 degrees, and this was done without manually adjusting the fan speed. The peak power consumption during the toaster test was close to 230W. For most players, this power consumption is acceptable.
Next, we will see how the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO performs through the actual game experience.
Next, we will take a look at the specific performance of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO through several games. Here, IT Home selected several games including Bright Memory, Frontier, Tomb Raider: Shadow, Assassin’s Creed: The Adventure, and Metro: Escape to test the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO.
Since these games come with benchmarking tools, we tested manually selecting the highest picture quality in 2K scenarios and turning on the highest quality ray tracing and the highest quality DLSS. The test compared the non-public version of RTX 2080Ti, the public version of RTX 2080 SUPER and the public version of RTX 3080.
In the benchmark test of “Bright Memory”, the average frame rate of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO 2K scene under the same platform was 46 frames. RTX 2080Ti, which is not the public version, runs at 41 frames in 2K scenes, while RTX 2080 SUPER runs at 37 frames in 2K scenes.
In the benchmark test of Frontier, the average frame rate of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO 2K scene under the same platform was 48.5 frames. RTX 2080Ti, which is not the public version, runs at 49.7 frames in 2K scenes, while RTX 2080 SUPER runs at 45.1 frames in 2K scenes. Here we see the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Magic Hawk PRO with the non-public RTX 2080Ti score almost even.
In the benchmark test of Tomb Raider: Shadow, the average frame rate of Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle PRO 2K scene under the same platform was 73 frames. RTX 2080Ti, which is not the public version, runs at 70 frames in 2K scenes, while RTX 2080 SUPER runs at 55 frames in 2K scenes. Performance on the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Magic Hawk PRO counter beat RTX 2080 Ti.
In the Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey benchmark test, the average frame rate was 69 frames in the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Magic Hawk PRO 2K scene under the same platform. The non-public RTX 2080Ti runs at 70 frames in 2K scenes, while RTX 2080 SUPER runs at 58 frames in 2K scenes. The Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Magic Hawk PRO is again almost even with the RTX 2080 Ti.
In the benchmark test of Metro: Escape, the average frame rate of RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO 2K scene under the same platform was 40.81 frames. The non-public RTX 2080Ti runs at 49.53 frames in 2K scenes, while RTX 2080 SUPER runs at 34.11 frames in 2K scenes. Compared to RTX 2080Ti, the biggest difference between Gigabyte RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO and RTX 2080Ti is undoubtedly in video memory. Here we also see that the overall performance of RTX3060Ti Eagle PRO has crushed RTX 2080 SUPER.
According to the comparison of many games, Gigabyte RTX 3060Ti Eagle PRO video card is superior to the public RTX 2080 SUPER product in support of light chasing and DLSS games, which is almost the advantage of the rolling type. Even in some game scenes, RTX 3060Ti’s actual performance is almost equal to that of RTX 2080Ti. This is largely due to the non-public version of the product’s good heat dissipation performance and higher master frequency.
Gigi RTX 3060Ti GAMING OC PRO 8G Eagle video card has a huge performance improvement over the previous generation of 20 series flagship video card RTX 2080 SUPER, which has nearly rolled over performance. This is also the NVIDIA Ti suffix graphics card with a surprise experience for us.
From the core selection of NVIDIA RTX 30 series of various models of video cards, it can be seen that RTX 3060 Ti’s mission is more to further democratize the light chase experience, so that more people can afford to have a higher light chase game experience.
In the next two to three years, RTX 30 video card will reduce the burden of light tracking popularization, compared to THE RTX 20 series of cheaper prices, which will undoubtedly become the reason for more people to upgrade video card equipment. Although RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 are sincere enough in terms of price, the photochase experience should be further explored to cover all price segments, and Gigabyte RTX 3060Ti Eagle PRO, as the first RTX 3060Ti video card to be launched, bears such a heavy responsibility.