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ASUS Unveils TUF Gaming and Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X Memory

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If they're going to change the memory type on a 3060 Ti design then why not increase the amount of VRAM as well? I've had games that use well over 8 GiB of VRAM on my 1080ti for years now (i.e. Dishonored 2, Terminator:Resistance and Resident Evil 6).
I'm also surprised Asus is coming out with new designs for the 3060 Ti this late in its product lifecycle.
Is it really all down to Asus having a surplus of 3060Ti GPU's?
 
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What idiot would buy this when 6800XT or 3080 are going for less than $500. Get stuffed.
3080 for $500 would be great, but I'm not seeing any (new) under $800. 6800 XT is dipping near $500, which is definitely worth considering for anybody on Pascal or older. With the price drops on Navi 2, it's hard to justify any current Ampere prices.
 
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Getting goosebumps from seeing the "TUF Gaming" mentioned. My TUF card has Fisher-Price tier heatsink and temperatures prove it. Not my picture.

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I was looking twice in text where that Dual GPU would be yes.

Misleading brand.
Be thankful they didn't name it after the number of on-board VRMs.
 
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Getting goosebumps from seeing the "TUF Gaming" mentioned. My TUF card has Fisher-Price tier heatsink and temperatures prove it. Not my picture.

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that's a 1660 with a TDP of 120W but still damn they really cheaped out. I had a RX470 from ASUS that made that thing look like a cheap toy

But not all TUF's are like that.
 
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that's a 1660 with a TDP of 120W but still damn they really cheaped out. I had a RX470 from ASUS that made that thing look like a cheap toy

But not all TUF's are like that.
My TUF 1650 Super had a much beefer cooler than that 1660 you have this is an asus picture but in person if I look closely I can see the same design. You'd think they would have put the same cooler on the 1660. My 3080 TUF has the same cooler as the 3090 TUF. (I didn't buy the TUF cards because of their cooler I just happened to get 2 TUF cards 2nd hand)
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My TUF 1650 Super had a much beefer cooler than that 1660 you have this is an asus picture but in person if I look closely I can see the same design. You'd think they would have put the same cooler on the 1660. My 3080 TUF has the same cooler as the 3090 TUF. (I didn't buy the TUF cards because of their cooler I just happened to get 2 TUF cards 2nd hand)View attachment 271105
that's a nice looking cooler for sure
 
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