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The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio uses a huge triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that's much better than any other RTX 3060 we've tested today. Unsurprisingly, temperatures and noise levels in our RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio review are outstanding, with it runing incredibly cool while being whisper-quiet.
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Zotac's RTX 3060 AMP White Edition offers a refreshing change in color theme that will appeal to many who want to show off their hardware in a case with a window. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a very good dual-slot cooler that achieves excellent temperatures and decent noise levels.
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EVGA engineered a compact dual-slot design with the RTX 3060 XC that will fit all cases. Unlike all other RTX 3060 cards we've tested today, a metal backplate is included. EVGA's card ticks at a rated boost of 1852 MHz, and the cooler features the idle-fan-stop capability.
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Palit's GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC is a compact dual-slot design that comes with a factory overclock to 1867 MHz boost. It is the only card we tested today that has its default power limit raised beyond the NVIDIA default setting of 170 W, which should help with performance.
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The Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT is a factory-overclocked, custom-design variant of AMD's fastest-performing card. Gigabyte's thermal solution runs at lower temperatures than the AMD reference, features idle fan stop, and the PCB has an additional VRM power phase.
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The Gaming X Trio from MSI is the first RX 6900 XT custom design we review. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, and the cooler is much better than what the AMD RX 6900 XT reference design offers. We also saw substantially improved overclocking potential from MSI's new Radeon flagship.
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At current market conditions, the PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 Red Dragon is one of the most affordable RX 6800 models. It has an excellent triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that’s paired with near-perfect fan settings to achieve the extremely quiet and cool operation.
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The ASUS Radeon RX 6800 STRIX OC comes with the largest factory overclock available on the 6800 non-XT. The company also includes a huge, overspecced cooler that was originally designed for the GeForce RTX 3090, which means temperatures and noise levels are incredibly low.
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The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio has the best cooler out of all RX 6800 XT cards we've reviewed so far. With just 67°C, this triple-slot, triple-fan design runs extremely cool, yet stays very quiet at the same time. As expected, idle fan stop is included, too.
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The ASRock Radeon RX 6800 XT Taichi X comes with three 8-pin power inputs, which brings the card's maximum board power to 525 W. The cooler is a big triple-slot, triple-fan monstrosity that achieves excellent temperatures, better than any other RX 6800 XT custom design so far.
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The XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 offers more than a complicated name. In our testing, we found the card to be faster than the custom designs from Sapphire and PowerColor. With manual overclocking, the card even managed to beat the overclocked AMD RX 6900 XT.
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The EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes overclocked to a rated Boost frequency of 1800 MHz, and the power limit has been raised to 240 W. The triple fan, triple-slot iCX3 cooler features fan stop and adjustable RGB lighting, so you can match it to your case's color scheme.
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AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT offers convincing 4K gaming performance, yet stays below 300 W. Thanks to this impressive efficiency, the card is almost whisper-quiet, quieter than any RTX 3090 we've ever tested. In our review, we not only benchmark the RX 6900 XT on Intel, but also on Zen 3, with fast memory and Smart Access Memory enabled.
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The Palit GeForce RTX 3070 JetStream OC has the highest power limit adjustment range of all RTX 3070 cards we've tested so far: up to 330 W. The large triple-slot, dual-fan heatsink has better cooling potential than the Founders Edition, and fan-stop is included, too.
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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti comes at incredible pricing of $399, yet beats the GeForce RTX 2080 Super in rasterization, and even the RX 6800 in raytracing. In our RTX 3060 Ti review, we found that NVIDIA picked a fantastic cooler that's extremely quiet, yet fits everywhere because of its dual-slot design.
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The ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti STRIX uses the same cooler as the RTX 3090 STRIX. This makes it the coolest card by far at only 58°C under full load. We were also impressed by the noise levels of the quiet BIOS, which is just the flick of a switch away because of dual-BIOS capability.
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The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio comes with a large factory overclock and achieves impressive noise levels that are the lowest today, almost whisper-quiet. We also measured good temperatures on this triple-slot, triple-fan cooler.
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The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Pro comes overclocked out of the box, and the power limit has been raised, too. The large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler achieves impressive temperatures of only 62°C, and a dual-BIOS feature is included as well.
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Palit's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GamingPro OC comes with a large factory overclock that lets it match the performance of more expensive custom designs. The power limit has been increased to 240 W, and the cooler includes the highly popular fan-stop capability.
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The Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge is the only custom design that matches the NVIDIA MSRP of $400. While it lacks a factory overclock, pricing makes it a tempting choice, especially considering the large price hikes of other custom boards.
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The MSI RTX 3090 Suprim X is the company's new flagship card. It is highly overclocked, to 1860 MHz rated boost, and ticks at a power limit of 420 W. In our review, it was the quietest RTX 3090 we've ever tested, quieter than the EVGA FTW3 Ultra, almost whisper-quiet.
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The ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT STRIX OC LC comes with an integrated 240 mm watercooling unit that achieves outstanding temperatures. We found unbelievable overclocking potential on our sample, much better than all the other RX 6800 XT cards we've tested before.
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PowerColor's Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil is a limited edition, just 1000 cards will be made. We were impressed by its noise levels and temperatures, which are better than the AMD reference. The card also comes with an increased power limit and a dual-BIOS feature.
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The Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT Nitro+ is the company's top dog custom-design variant. Its large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler runs cooler and quieter than the AMD reference. Thanks to a dual BIOS, you may go even quieter by switching to the "quiet" BIOS.
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The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Suprim X is the new flagship series from MSI. It comes with the biggest cooler we've ever seen, which achieves unbelievable noise levels, quieter than any other RTX 3080. A large factory OC is included, too, and a dual BIOS as well.
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