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    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    How good is the latest Ampere? We find out.
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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Going to try and get one as a 'tide me over' if the price isn't over rrp (doubtful) and I can beat the scalpers/bots, it's not like I can get anything I need for a full build I want to do lol.

    Wish me luck people...yeah yeah I know I'm dreaming but I can live in hope until 30 seconds after launch.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Impressively tiny die, with the cut down cuda cores as well Nvidia ought to be able to churn out lots of these (other component supply allowing).

    Performance is not so impressive in my books however. GPCPU shows a glimse of what it should be capable of, but it's not getting there in most games so perhaps they've cut down too many ROPs/TMUs or something.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    TPU puts this closer to an RTX2070. At RRP it isn't too bad not brilliant either. However,if it is £400~£450 its very overpriced IMHO,and Amazon had a lowish end Palit RTX3060 for £400 last night!!


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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Impressively tiny die, with the cut down cuda cores as well Nvidia ought to be able to churn out lots of these (other component supply allowing).

    Performance is not so impressive in my books however. GPCPU shows a glimse of what it should be capable of, but it's not getting there in most games so perhaps they've cut down too many ROPs/TMUs or something.
    I wouldn't be shocked to find in the future that this was originally intended for the miners, and maybe content creators, but nvidia found out they could sell them the higher cards at the super inflated prices instead.

    According to at least one other review the performance in vray (something I'm familiar with) and other '3d rendering engines' is actually pretty good, it's competing with a 2080-2080ti's.

    As an upgrade for 1080p 1xxx series users it's not too shoddy imo.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I wouldn't be shocked to find in the future that this was originally intended for the miners, and maybe content creators, but nvidia found out they could sell them the higher cards at the super inflated prices instead.

    According to at least one other review the performance in vray (something I'm familiar with) and other '3d rendering engines' is actually pretty good, it's competing with a 2080-2080ti's.

    As an upgrade for 1080p 1xxx series users it's not too shoddy imo.
    RT benchmarks also put this closer to an RTX2070 Super.


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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Hexus - Obviously the cooling is more than required for the card, therefore is the max frequency you are seeing limited by it hitting the power target?

    How does it do if you raise the power target or drop the voltage?

    Seeing as the boost behaviour renders traditional overclocking practically useless these days it would be good to see a shift in methodology to match.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    I find it weird no reviews seem to be running CB2077 on this GPU?? Can Hexus include it in future reviews please??


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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    How does it do if you raise the power target or drop the voltage?
    The AutoOC tool they use in Afterburner kinda does all that. You raise the power target to the highest supported by the VBIOS, and it tests how high the core can clock (while remaining stable) at a range of voltages. You might be able to gain a few percent with careful handtuning in Afterburner but I wouldn't count on it.

    Better cooling isn't going to move the needle on this class of card; with the most generous VBIOS pushed all the way out it's a ~200w card.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Glad I got the rtx 2060 super on black friday 2019 for £340 including a game, since this 3060 isn't much of an upgrade at all tbh. Looks like the rtx 2060 6GB has been mislabelled as an RTX 2060 8GB by the way in the benchmarking, just might cause a little confusion that's all. Trying to get hold of a 3060 would probably have been nightmare too if I had decided to wait for it.
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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by edmundhonda View Post
    The AutoOC tool they use in Afterburner kinda does all that. You raise the power target to the highest supported by the VBIOS, and it tests how high the core can clock (while remaining stable) at a range of voltages. You might be able to gain a few percent with careful handtuning in Afterburner but I wouldn't count on it.

    Better cooling isn't going to move the needle on this class of card; with the most generous VBIOS pushed all the way out it's a ~200w card.
    That's exactly how we do it for the automated overclocking. Power consumption increases by 33W.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I find it weird no reviews seem to be running CB2077 on this GPU?? Can Hexus include it in future reviews please??
    Is the game mature enough? Would be distressing to benchmark 10 cards, and then a patch comes out drastically changing performance and you are back to card 1.

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Is the game mature enough? Would be distressing to benchmark 10 cards, and then a patch comes out drastically changing performance and you are back to card 1.
    Its literally the most taxing game out now,and one of the main reasons people want a new GPU today!. The one review I saw(Arstechnica) which had it,only ran a pointless 4K benchmark where the RTX2060 Super looked faster in it.


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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Pass. I wanted a 3090.

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    On the plus side, I managed to get a load of stuff for my retro collection including a brand new 19'' CRT. Every cloud and all that

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Is it worth grabbing one to upgrade from a Vega 56 for 1440p?

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    Re: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarby View Post
    Is it worth grabbing one to upgrade from a Vega 56 for 1440p?
    Well it'll be better than the vega for 1440p.. but still not fast enough in my opinion.

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