Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition Review 7

Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 AMP White Edition Review

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Introduction

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NVIDIA today launched the GeForce RTX 3060 "Ampere" graphics card, and Zotac sent us their most premium product based on this chip, the Zotac RTX 3060 AMP White Edition. This card retains the compact design of Zotac's RTX 3060-series, but has a few premium bits, such as a more elaborate aluminium fin-stack heatsink, an all-white cooler, and factory-overclocked speeds that are a notch above even the standard (black) RTX 3060 AMP. The RTX 3060 is set to be the most important SKU from the "Ampere" generation as the xx60 series tend to sell the most in terms of volumes. The RTX 3060 provides a logical upgrade path for the GTX 1060 6 GB "Pascal" by enabling 1440p gaming with reasonably high settings, or maxed out 1080p gaming with raytracing.



The Ampere graphics architecture powering the Zotac RTX 3060 AMP White Edition represents the 2nd generation of NVIDIA's path-breaking RTX technology, which combines new Ampere CUDA cores with concurrent FP32+INT32 math performance, 2nd generation RT cores which double the intersection performance over the previous generation, hardware for raytraced motion-blur effects, and 3rd generation Tensor cores that leverage the sparsity phenomenon in neural nets to increase AI inference performance significantly. The RTX 3060 features full DirectX 12 Ultimate logo readiness.

Powering the RTX 3060 is the new 8 nm "GA106" silicon, the smallest chip from the Ampere generation thus far. It comes with 3,584 Ampere CUDA cores, 112 3rd generation Tensor cores, 28 Ampere RT cores, 112 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. NVIDIA has doubled the memory amount over the previous-generation, to 12 GB. The memory bus width and memory type are unchanged—192-bit GDDR6, although the memory clock has been increased slightly.

As mentioned earlier, the Zotac RTX 3060 AMP White Edition is the company's most premium RTX 3060 offering, with an elaborate aluminium fin-stack heatsink, two fans of different sizes, a groovy all-white cooler shroud, and factory-overclocked speeds of 1867 MHz, compared to the 1770 MHz reference. Zotac hasn't provided any pricing information, but we expect the card will end up in roughly the middle of the RTX 3060 price range.

GeForce RTX 3060 Market Segment Analysis
 PriceShader
Units
ROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
GTX 1060 3 GB$1601152481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M3 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1060$2101280481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1660$200 1408481530 MHz1785 MHz2000 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1660 Ti$2701536481500 MHz1770 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
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 3060MSRP: $330
Estimate: $420
3584481320 MHz1777 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
Zotac RTX 3060
AMP White
Estimate: $4403584481320 MHz1867 MHz1875 MHzGA10613250M12 GB, GDDR6, 192-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$7004864801410 MHz1665 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$10004352881350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 3070$7505888961500 MHz1725 MHz1750 MHzGA10417400M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800$8503840961815 MHz2105 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RX 6800 XT$120046081282015 MHz2250 MHz2000 MHzNavi 2126800M16 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 3080$10008704961440 MHz1710 MHz1188 MHzGA10228000M10 GB, GDDR6X, 320-bit
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