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Question nVidia 3060Ti Reviews Thread

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Performance is ok but I'm not really interested in yet another 8GB card.
 
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Bouowmx

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Fine card and all.
Any reviews with detailed cooler tests, more than running auto fans? Performance differences between partner cards are miniscule, so it comes down to the cooler.

TechPowerUp has noise-normalized testing, but the only 2-slot cards are NVIDIA Founders Edition and a trash ZOTAC Twin Edge.

 

Mopetar

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this 400$ card performs like the 700$ 2080 Super. not bad at all.
Not that unexpected considering the $500 3070 performs like a $1000/$1200 2080 Ti card. Since the 3060 Ti is just a binned version of the same die we knew what to expect in terms of performance for a while.

I'd say that this thing almost makes the 3070 obsolete since the 1080p differences are almost negligible and while it's a bit further behind at 1440p, the frame rates are still more than playable and there isn't really anything below the 60 FPS average. The amount of VRAM is the same so any game where the 3060 Ti hits a memory wall would be the same for the 3070.

Hopefully the availability for this is a little better than everything else so far because for $400 this is an amazing value and the reference card is really solid in terms of quality and noise/thermal performance.
 
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Stuka87

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Its weird for the 3060Ti to come out before the 3060. This card also seems really close to the 3070.

I think it should be for at least another 3 years. There are some games that don't seem to be bothered by 8 GB limitations even at 4K or the 3070 would tank relative to the 2080 Ti a lot more often.
Did any of the reviews use games that are known to be higher in memory? I didn't look at all of them.
 
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Hitman928

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Its weird for the 3060Ti to come out before the 3060. This card also seems really close to the 3070.
Yeah, this card kinda makes the 3070 pointless. Within 10% performance at the target gaming resolution of the card with the same amount of VRAM, but the 3070 is 25% more expensive. That makes the 3060Ti a great card though. I expect a 3070Ti and 3080Ti are in the works as well.

Did any of the reviews use games that are known to be higher in memory? I didn't look at all of them.
Doom Eternal with HUB but I don't think 8 GB is an issue at 1440p, just 4K. I think the heaviest VRAM game we have (so far) is Godfall with RT on but RT isn't available for NV cards yet in that game.
 

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Really the best card yet for balance of everything. Plays existing games that don't have RT at very high fps. Plays next gen games with RT fine at less then 4k especially if DLSS is supported. I can see this being the perfect card for cyberpunk if you want the full RT+DLSS experience, so I guess that's why they had to get it out now so it's in all those cyberpunk reviews making the 6800XT look slow. Stock is going to be an issue but it's very tempting, I might just get one.
 

Mopetar

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Its weird for the 3060Ti to come out before the 3060. This card also seems really close to the 3070.
Not really considering the GA-106 die may not even be manufactured yet. Nvidia had to do something with the cut GA-104 dies. I suppose they could have just as easily called this the 3060 if they wanted to since they don't always make an x60 Ti card. If they did that it would mean that they likely wouldn't release a 3060 Ti later though and it would also be a bit odd since the GA-106 die would start out at the 3050 and the x50 card has never been the top card on a 106 die to my recollection.
 
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Yeah, this card kinda makes the 3070 pointless.
Mostly agree coming from a 3070 owner. However, if you own a 3440x1440 display, it get really hard to decide. Most people don't benchmark at this res unfortunately and you might be surprise how much lower fps it is compared to standard 1440p. It really is between 1440 and 4k. It might be better to pay a little bit more for the 3070 or even go all the way with a 3080. I'm still having some small urge to try to get a 3080 especially when i can resell my card at no lost to me.
 
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Hitman928

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Mostly agree coming from a 3070 owner. However, if you own a 3440x1440 display, it get really hard to decide. Most people don't benchmark at this res unfortunately and you might be surprise how much lower fps it is compared to standard 1440p. It really is between 1440 and 4k. It might be better to pay a little bit more for the 3070 or even go all the way with a 3080. I'm still having some small urge to try to get a 3080 especially when i can resell my card at no lost to me.
Even at 4K you are looking at just under 15% performance improvement (per HUB) so at your ultra-wide resolution it's probably around 12-13% or so. Personally, I don't see the point of paying more for that small of a percentage increase, there will be an extremely small amount of situations where that performance increase will make any difference in the gaming experience and even less so if adaptive sync is available. You would have to be at a spot where the 3060Ti is getting like 28 fps lows and the 3070 lets you keep it locked to just over 30 fps or the same type of thing at ~55 fps lows for the 3060Ti and the 3070 lets you keep it above 60 fps if you don't have adaptive sync. That would be a very rare situation which could be fixed by 1 setting adjustment and any other spot, the difference won't really be noticeable, IMO.

Of course, others may disagree and want that extra 10-15%, even at 25% the cost. For me, I don't consider spending more on a more expensive cards unless it can get me at least 25% improvement and then I see if the cost is within what I want to spend. Anything less than a 25% (maybe 20%) improvement is really not worth sliding downward on the fps/$ curve, IMO, as it doesn't really change your actual gameplay experience.
 

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Mostly agree coming from a 3070 owner. However, if you own a 3440x1440 display, it get really hard to decide. Most people don't benchmark at this res unfortunately and you might be surprise how much lower fps it is compared to standard 1440p. It really is between 1440 and 4k. It might be better to pay a little bit more for the 3070 or even go all the way with a 3080. I'm still having some small urge to try to get a 3080 especially when i can resell my card at no lost to me.
Its a lot closer to regular 1440 than it is to 2160, below are pixel counts for each resolution.
2560x1440: 3,686,400
3440x1440: 4,953,600
3840x2160: 8,294,400

But if a card is "just ok" at 2560x1440, its probably better to step up to a higher card if you have an ultrawide 1440.
 
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Mostly agree coming from a 3070 owner. However, if you own a 3440x1440 display, it get really hard to decide. Most people don't benchmark at this res unfortunately and you might be surprise how much lower fps it is compared to standard 1440p. It really is between 1440 and 4k. It might be better to pay a little bit more for the 3070 or even go all the way with a 3080. I'm still having some small urge to try to get a 3080 especially when i can resell my card at no lost to me.
It's between 1440p and 4k, but it's definitely closer to 1440p. 4k is 125% more pixels than 1440p, UWQHD is only 34% more pixels. I just switched from 4k to 3440x1440 and agree about wanting more benchmarks at that resolution though.

Especially with cards like the 3060 Ti / 3070, I would be surprised if 8GB becomes an issue at that resolution.
 
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Mopetar

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Tom's has their review available as well: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-founders-edition-review

I wish that they'd stuck with their older bar-graphs for the frame time analysis. The line charts aren't anywhere near as easy to read when they put so many different cards in them.

Although AT only posted about the launch (https://www.anandtech.com/show/16290/launching-this-week-nvidias-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-a-smaller-bite-of-ampere-for-400) the top comment is from Ryan Smith:

And yes, a review is forthcoming.=)


 

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It's between 1440p and 4k, but it's definitely closer to 1440p. 4k is 125% more pixels than 1440p, UWQHD is only 34% more pixels. I just switched from 4k to 3440x1440 and agree about wanting more benchmarks at that resolution though.

Especially with cards like the 3060 Ti / 3070, I would be surprised if 8GB becomes an issue at that resolution.
It's not just purely about the number of pixels. With ultrawide, you actually have to render and animate more things on screen compared to standard 16:9 view. That's why it's a bit more expensive than you might expect.
 

alexruiz

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Looks great to be honest.
Problem here will be the same as the other new GPUs (RTX 3000, Radeon RX 6000): AVAILABILITY :(
Those GPUs at close to $400 with RTX 2080 super performance will sell like hotcakes.
 

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I do wonder if I should just get a RTX 3060 Ti and the upgrade to next gen card when they come out. RTX 3060 Ti would be about 2x faster than my GTX 1070 and it would help a lot at 1440p.
 
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GodisanAtheist

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I usually look around the gap between the 1070-1660 Ti to see where my 980TI would perform in todays games.

Looks like the 3060TI/2080S are the bottom rung to double my performance at the outer edge of a price I'm willing to pay.

Will be interesting to see how a 6700XT slots in to the price performance mix here. If its a relatively tiny 300-250mm die with similar performance, it might end up with more room to play on price when things settle down.
 

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Will be interesting to see how a 6700XT slots in to the price performance mix here. If its a relatively tiny 300-250mm die with similar performance, it might end up with more room to play on price when things settle down.
There is a slight advantage for AMD launching second. They get to tailor their price performance to come in a bit better than the NVidia offering, so that is what I expect.

Possibly a bit more performance and 12GB of VRAM for $400.
 

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