Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review: Ampere at $400 Beats Everything Else

Gomos

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Agree, as someone who plays mostly at 4k, there is a huge gaming crows that rightly chooses 1440p 144-240hz. I can personally see that framerate and input advantage more than the moderate bump in fidelity.
Not even, probably there are still more people looking for 1080p. You are not looking at it from a global perspective, but from a high-income country one.
 

Irata

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When I got to Microcenter there were about 30 people ahead of me. They had plenty of 3060Ti.
I just missed out on the FE, but they had plenty of 3rd party cards.

No 3070, 3080 or 3090 in stock for now.
I tried getting the FE via nVidia‘s partner (notebooksbilliger) but no luck. For a second I thought I got lucky as I could add one to my cart, but then came lots of error messages and an empty cart once I tried to check out. They also had all the AIB models from the start but they, too, were very quickly gone.
 

sac39507

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So the Trump economy is bad but they can't keep stuff in stock? Apparently people aren't suffering as the mainstream media has led us to believe.
 
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pildorman321

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FAILLLLLL Abysmal power consumption!!!!!! 5600x + retro 1060 is able to run death stranding just as good (at 1080p) at a mere fraction of that inflated mess of TDP
 

pildorman321

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Great to see the GTX 1060 included (I use one), even if it does fail miserably!
3060 Ti is very close to 3070 in performance but considerably cheaper. On the other hand, every time I check gaming benchmarks (especially perf/watt aspect) I keep remembering what AMD accomplished with RDNA 2. I really appreciate RDNA 2's perf/watt considering it's on the same process node as first gen. Never have I imagined they would top Nvidia in perf/watt.
amd also a cheap sob, they could have gone 5nm.. at this rate I will never change my gpu ever again.
 

Ren128

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Well, PC Case Gear (AU) has them in stock as of time of writing, but the prices are like $A749 to $A999 or $US 556 to $740.

That does include our 10% GST (VAT).
 

arrowflash

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FAILLLLLL Abysmal power consumption!!!!!! 5600x + retro 1060 is able to run death stranding just as good (at 1080p) at a mere fraction of that inflated mess of TDP

The power efficiency of the 3090 and 3080 are really terrible, 3070 is tolerable but not too great either.

But I think the 3060 Ti is alright. 40%+ faster than a 2060 Super for most titles, with only a 15% increase in TDP. Slightly better performance than a 2080 Super, at 30% less TDP.

However we really need things like a vanilla 3060 or 3050 Ti (probably performing on par with a 2070 Super or slightly less) at no more than 150w TDP, for people making power efficient builds.
 

Lew Zealand

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The power efficiency of the 3090 and 3080 are really terrible, 3070 is tolerable but not too great either.

But I think the 3060 Ti is alright. 40%+ faster than a 2060 Super for most titles, with only a 15% increase in TDP. Slightly better performance than a 2080 Super, at 30% less TDP.

However we really need things like a vanilla 3060 or 3050 Ti (probably performing on par with a 2070 Super or slightly less) at no more than 150w TDP, for people making power efficient builds.

I wonder about the 3050Ti as that part of the product stack (or a plain 3050) has been at the 75W (slot-power only) level since at least the GTX 650 days. However that tradition was broken a bit with the 1650 Super which was 100W but of course did not suffer from the anemic performance/cost of the regular 1650.

I'm guessing we'll get a ~120W 3050Ti and maybe we won't see any product at 75W for slot-power only builds. It's gonna be well into next year before that question is answered, however.
 

arrowflash

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I wonder about the 3050Ti as that part of the product stack (or a plain 3050) has been at the 75W (slot-power only) level since at least the GTX 650 days. However that tradition was broken a bit with the 1650 Super which was 100W but of course did not suffer from the anemic performance/cost of the regular 1650.

I'm guessing we'll get a ~120W 3050Ti and maybe we won't see any product at 75W for slot-power only builds. It's gonna be well into next year before that question is answered, however.

I wouldn't expect even a plain 3050 or a plain "2650" to be slot only. In fact a 150W TDP like I mentioned before is maybe a bit too optimistic for a plain 3060 or 3050 Ti, 160W ~ 170W might be a more realistic expectation.

Sadly I think slot power video cards are over, at least for the time being. With luck Intel might come up with some interesting slot only video cards.
 

Markoni35

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Considering that most of people just look at the RAM size when buying a graphics card, I'll be able to sell my old RX 580 with 8 GB at the same price as this new 3060 Ti, which also has just 8 GB :)
 

neeyik

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Sadly I think slot power video cards are over, at least for the time being. With luck Intel might come up with some interesting slot only video cards.
I wouldn't keep your hopes too high, with regards to what Intel can achieve with 75W:


I am somewhat surprised that AMD hasn't stepped up their game for the 75W market. Their OEM-only Radeon RX 5300 is 100W and it's just a less capable RX 5500 4G, which isn't too bad:


Given that RDNA 2 is power efficient, perhaps we'll see a single slot 6000 series card next year.
 

Michael7

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Not sure, but the 3070 FE looks very attractive to me after this review. The AIB OC models have a lower performance and higher power consumption than the 3070 FE.

If the tested AIB models are available for MSRP (once the market has settled), that would be an attractive price / perf option over the 3070FE, but given that they are at best only $50 less - or worst case same price, I‘d definitely get the 3070 FE over an AIB 3060 Ti.
Totally agree. Some AIB cards prices are insane. FE cards be it 3060Ti or 3070 seem like a better deal.
 

kmo911

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As long as it not slideshows at 15 fps its ok to be a card. the gb on gpu would be better in big games rendering and cad.