EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra Review 26

EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra Review

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Today, we have with us the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra, the company's most premium custom-design RTX 3060 Ti Ampere graphics card. EVGA combines NVIDIA's new performance-segment GPU with its latest-generation iCX3 Interactive cooling technology. The FTW3 Ultra also gets EVGA's highest state of tuning for the RTX 3060 Ti, its most aesthetically-appealing cooling solution, and an innovative cooler-PCB combination. EVGA's board design is surplus to the thermal requirements of the RTX 3060 Ti, letting its designers create an aggressive fan-curve that prioritizes low noise, while a proprietary network of sensors on the card lets it accurately respond to thermal loads for effective cooling.

The new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by NVIDIA is designed to offer extreme quality gaming at 1440p resolution with RTX raytracing enabled, as well as high refresh-rate competitive e-sports gaming at 1440p and 1080p. NVIDIA's design goal with the new Ampere family of GPUs has been to vastly improve the performance of real-time raytracing, bringing it to more segments. NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3060 Ti beats the previous-generation RTX 2080 Super, a $700 high-end graphics card, but at a much lower starting price of just $400. The GeForce Ampere architecture heralds NVIDIA's 2nd generation RTX real-time raytracing technology that combines traditional raster 3D with raytraced elements, such as lighting, reflections, shadows, and global illumination.

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is based on the same 8 nm "GA104" silicon as the RTX 3070 launched in October. It features 38 out of 48 Ampere streaming multiprocessors physically present on the silicon, yielding 4,864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores, 38 RT cores, 152 TMUs, and 80 ROPs. Its memory subsystem is unchanged from the RTX 3070 (or even the RTX 2060 Super, for that matter). It features 8 GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps, over a 256-bit wide memory interface, achieving a memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s. The 2nd generation RTX technology combines new Ampere CUDA cores that offer concurrent FP32+INT32 math capability with 2nd generation RT cores, which offer higher performance, and the new 3rd generation Tensor core that leverages the sparsity phenomenon in deep-learning neural nets to improve AI inference performance significantly. NVIDIA leverages AI for its RTX denoiser and DLSS performance enhancement.

As mentioned earlier, EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes with the company's highest factory-overclocked speeds for the silicon, with the GPU Boost frequency dialed up to 1800 MHz compared to the 1665 MHz reference. This is backed by a PCB featuring a dual- 8-pin PCIe power input configuration, higher power limits, and an innovative air-through PCB construction. Unlike many other custom-design RTX 30-series cards, the EVGA card sees the PCB length roughly match the card's overall length, meaning you get power connectors right at the edge of the card, where you'd want them. However, large holes have been punched into the PCB and the backplate to let airflow from the third fan of the cooler flow through. Its dual-slot iCX3 cooler features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink with a number of copper heat pipes, ventilated by a trio of fans.

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review Market Segment Analysis
RTX 2060$3001920481365 MHz1680 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
RX 5700$3302304641465 MHz1625 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
GTX 1080$3302560641607 MHz1733 MHz1251 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit
RTX 2060 Super$3802176641470 MHz1650 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX Vega 64$400 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1080 Ti$6503584881481 MHz1582 MHz1376 MHzGP10212000M11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit
RX 5700 XT$3702560641605 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzNavi 1010300M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070$3402304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070 Super$4502560641605 MHz1770 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
Radeon VII$6803840641802 MHzN/A1000 MHzVega 2013230M16 GB, HBM2, 4096-bit
RTX 2080$6002944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Super$6903072641650 MHz1815 MHz1940 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3060 Ti$4004864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
EVGA RTX 3060 Ti
FTW3 Ultra
$4504864801410 MHz1800 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$10004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$5005888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800$5803840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2123000M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$65046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2123000M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$7008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
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