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EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC

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Any reviews coming of the reference 3060?
At least in the EVGA review, there's a stock clock 3060 also

there is no NVIDIA reference card, I used my contacts to get the original NVIDIA BIOS though, just changing the clocks/power won't give accurate results
 
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there is no NVIDIA reference card
Image on the specs page needs to be updated then, because it shows a card like the 3060Ti in appearance.
@T4C Fantasy

I'm really digging this and the Palit card's size.
It's not a very power-hungry card either, so it should be a hit with small case PCs.
 
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there is no NVIDIA reference card, I used my contacts to get the original NVIDIA BIOS though, just changing the clocks/power won't give accurate results

Can this be flashed to any 3060???
 
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What the hell EVGA?
a xx60 Series card without a BLACKPLATE???
like Seriously, even your 1650 Super got a Backplate...
 
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What the hell EVGA?
a xx60 Series card without a BLACKPLATE???
like Seriously, even your 1650 Super got a Backplate...
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So the performance isn't great, and the price is already $100 above the expected exchange rate MSRP everywhere in Canada. Fail. Basically buy it if you have no choice, otherwise wait for AMD.

This should have been released at $249. $300 tops. But if idiots buy it...i guess the 4060 will start from $399. Because why the fk not? Right?

$300 would have been ok, but they launched at $400 ha. There is literally zero reason to get a 3060 over a 3060 ti in Canada, unless you just buy whatever is in stock. I suggest you go place backorders for a 3060 ti.
 
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Image on the specs page needs to be updated then, because it shows a card like the 3060Ti in appearance.
@T4C Fantasy

I'm really digging this and the Palit card's size.
It's not a very power-hungry card either, so it should be a hit with small case PCs.
Its best it stays a reference card because using a aib card to represent all 3060s would be worse, wish they did make one though.
 
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"Pricing unlikely to hold for more than a few hours"

yes. About 30 minutes after they were available online, I went online to see if I can find any for sale, they were out of stock everywhere. ebay has a ton of them around $1000. But hey, I could try playing the game of "is this used card going to be broken?" and buy "not mined on" used cards for outrageous prices. Or you know - Just sell my 5800x system with the old 8600 GTS that's in it?

This 3060 is pretty disappointing. Even if it was able to be found for MSRP, it's a tough sell. The BS this year really has me not caring about new hardware much. Intel re-releasing chips for years got me closer, but Ryzen kept me hanging in there. Overclocking is pretty much dead, and now it's impossible to even buy a mediocre video card to play modern-ish games at 1920x1080. What a year.
 
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@raptori

Oops. my bad i am sorry , i didnt see the photo showcase in the Article.
I am glad this Model does have a Backplate.

i checked the EVGA website and they seem to have 2 models.
the $330 one XC Gaming which does not have an backplate.
Another $389 model which has 1.
 
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Apparently at some Microcenter with about 200 cards, the first ten people bought 20 each and everyone else was SOL
 
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I stood in line today at the memory express in Calgary. They wanted to sell MSI model for $600 CAD. Yes, $600 CAD (Triple fan variant, dual fan was about $30 less). This is the price of the cheapest 3060Ti which is leaps and bounds better than this 3060.

What a joke.

And of course, youtubers are shilling pretty mad right now for this hot piece of garbage.
 

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I stood in line today at the memory express in Calgary. They wanted to sell MSI model for $600 CAD. Yes, $600 CAD (Triple fan variant, dual fan was about $30 less). This is the price of the cheapest 3060Ti which is leaps and bounds better than this 3060.

What a joke.

And of course, youtubers are shilling pretty mad right now for this hot piece of garbage.
Naah, the retailer just pre-scalped the card, so, you know, it's already scalped for you, that's all. You should go back, thank them and buy two!
 
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Naah, the retailer just pre-scalped the card, so, you know, it's already scalped for you, that's all. You should go back, thank them and buy two!
Sorta? Unless MSI and the rest are all upcharging to the retailer's which upcharge us.

I doubted MSRP to begin with since release of RTX and RX.

This is just absurdity. Newegg is even worst.
 
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This is stupid, i want to upgrade but this is just stupid!
 
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This is stupid, i want to upgrade but this is just stupid!
Is money burning a hole in your wallet? Mine's not so just sit tight with what you have and wait for the situation to improve.
 

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Apparently at some Microcenter with about 200 cards, the first ten people bought 20 each and everyone else was SOL

Micro Center only allows 1 per person, to my understanding, for items such as these.

I saw a couple guys trying to argue with employees to letting them pick up multiples of CPUs the day I got mine and someone trying to buy a couple of the RTX 3090 cards that were still on hand, but they were only allowed 1. Micro Center employees told me they try to make sure people aren't coming in here multiple times a week buying up the same items because that's a red flag that they're most likely just off reselling them and not using them. I was told by the cashier ringing me out that he and management actually denied one customer because he purchased a couple Ryzen CPUs the previous week and he wanted to buy a couple more a week later. They said to come back next month and let others have a chance to purchase new hardware they want to use.

At least that's what I know about my local Micro Center - maybe it doesn't apply to the others, but here in MN they don't want folks scalping products, they want customers paying to hopefully be using the parts and not padding their wallets.
 
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So the performance isn't great, and the price is already $100 above the expected exchange rate MSRP everywhere in Canada. Fail. Basically buy it if you have no choice, otherwise wait for AMD.



$300 would have been ok, but they launched at $400 ha. There is literally zero reason to get a 3060 over a 3060 ti in Canada, unless you just buy whatever is in stock. I suggest you go place backorders for a 3060 ti.
Ya because those AMD cards are going to be available in abundance. /sarcasm
 
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Yeah good luck finding an 3060Ti @ 400-500usd, they are all selling for 1000usd now. If you can find an 3060 @ 400-450usd it's actually a good deal :laugh:.
 
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