|Temperature & Noise Comparison|
|ASUS RTX 3060 Ti STRIX OC||41°C||Fan Stop||58°C||33 dBA||1737 RPM|
|ASUS RTX 3060 Ti STRIX OC (Quiet BIOS)||41°C||Fan Stop||61°C||29 dBA||1380 RPM|
|Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Pro||43°C||Fan Stop||62°C||35 dBA||1835 RPM|
|Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Pro (Silent BIOS)||48°C||Fan Stop||67°C||31 dBA||1533 RPM|
|MSI RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio||43°C||Fan Stop||68°C||29 dBA||1227 RPM|
|NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti FE||39°C||Fan Stop||73°C||30 dBA||1752 RPM|
|Palit RTX 3060 Ti Gaming Pro OC||46°C||Fan Stop||70°C||34 dBA||1884 RPM|
|ZOTAC RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge||30°C||30 dBA||72°C||42 dBA||2569 RPM|
Just like the Founders Edition, the Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti has fan stop, which is ideal for keeping system noise levels low outside of gaming as the fans shut down completely.
Gaming noise levels with the default "OC" BIOS are quite high. It seems Gigabyte wanted to focus on low temperature with that BIOS. Personally, I think a better balance would be more useful for gamers, but alright. The "silent" BIOS is definitely quieter with still very good temperatures of 67°C, but noise levels that are higher than the FE—not exactly "silent." This is a missed opportunity. Gigabyte has a great cooler as the next page shows. Had they allowed temperatures above 70°C, they could have made the silent BIOS truly silent.