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ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Complete review with benchmarks

GeForce RTX 3060: benchmarks, Architecture, Frequency, Memory specifications and Gaming Experience Review

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ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060- This GPU is one of the most powerful GPUs in the market. What makes this GPU more interesting is its price, its memory, its power consumption, and more. We got our hands on the founder edition of this GPU, and while we were testing and playing games on it. We were actually a bit surprised. This GPU can be a beast for 1080P gaming monitors. We covered tiny details of this GPU. I hope you will enjoy this review of our favorite RTX 3060.

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060


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Name / Brand / Architecture:

Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Model: Geforce RTX 3060
Target market segment: Desktop
Die name: GA106-300-A1
Architecture: Ampere
Fabrication process: 8 nm
Transistors: 13.25 billion
Bus interface: PCI-E 4.0 x 16
Launch date: February 2021
Price at launch: $329

Nvidia Geforce RTX is the best GPU from Nvidia. It has one of the fastest rams with amazing speeds of memories. This GPU was launched back in 2021 but still, it has its hype. This is one of the most famous GPUs in the market right now. What makes this GPU so special is its performance and its price. This GPU architecture is Ampere and fabricated using 8NM technology. This GPU is also GEN 4 which means every motherboard that supports GEN 4 PCIe can get better performance with the GPU. This GPU has more transistors than the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti which is a little low in performance compared to this GPU. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has 13.25 billion transistors in it which means the parallel process will be faster.



Frequency:

Base clock: 1320 MHz
Boost clock: 1777 MHz

The base frequency of this GPU is 1320 MHz which is faster than most new GPUs. The Boost Clock is also faster than other GPUs at this point. The base frequency is going to help in mostly GPU-bound games like Call of Duty Warzone. The boost clock is also helping in demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed, God of war, and the newly launched Eden Ring. The more the frequency is the faster the speed of the GPU will be.

Memory specifications:

Memory size: 12 GB
`Memory type: GDDR6
Memory clock: 1875 MHz
Memory clock (effective): 15 GHz
Memory interface width: 192-bit
Memory bandwidth: 360 GB/s
L1 cache: 128 KB per SM
L2 cache: 3 MB

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has 12GB of GDDR6 memory with a frequency of 1875GHz. Which is really fast compared to its predecessors. The memory clock of this GPU is 15GHz which is amazingly fast and don’t forget this GPU is also so power efficient. This GPU interface is 192Bit which is a little low but as faster as the beast GPU Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080Ti. The memory bandwidth is a lot faster than its predecessor also. Like it’s faster than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070. The cache memories are also good in terms of performance. The L2 cache memory is 3MB which is impressive.


Cores / Texture:

CUDA: 8.6
CUDA cores: 3584
RT cores: 28
Tensor cores: 112
ROPs: 64
SM count: 28
Texture units: 112

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has 3584 Cuda cores. The Cuda cores are more than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070. There are 28RT cores and 112 Tensor cores that help in rotating, resizing, and scaling the image. There are also 112 tensor cores which will help in Ray tracing. Ray tracing is so much fun to play with I mean with the new latest games you can enjoy the full amazing lighting control, reflections, and so much more to play games with ray tracing on. There are also new features in this GPU like DLSS, what these features do is that new algorithms this upscale your game’s resolutions to make it more crisp and sharp. This GPU performance is not the best one for the Raytracing, but it’s cool to have it. You can play games that support Raytracing at 1080P, this GPU can handle Raytracing at 1080P more efficiently.


Electric characteristics:

Maximum power draw: 170 W

This GPU’s maximum power consumption is only 170W compared to its predecessor’s 200W. This GPU is faster than the GTX 1080ti and power efficient too. Because GTX 1080Ti power consumption is 250W. This allows the users to get more out of the GPU. There are also many variants of this GPU that can be further overclocked thus eating more power. There are more variants of this GPU but I personally like the Asus Rog Strix version of this GPU, because it has 3 fans with a good radiator and with a good cooling system. One more big advantage of this 8NM fabricator is that, the heat management is very good, also with new curve fans to get a high amount of RPM.

Video features:

Multi-monitor: Up to 4 displays
Maximum digital resolution: 7680 x 4320 @60 Hz
Maximum DP resolution: 7680 x 4320 @120 Hz
Maximum HDMI resolution: 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
HDMI: Yes
HDMI version: 2.1

The max monitor support increases with the increase of new technologies and with new updates from monitors, TVs, etc. the GPU’s updates as well. This GPU can support maximum display at 8K with up to 4 monitors. There are vainest with different display outputs. But you will find more than 4 display connectors. There are some variants with thunderbolt displays at well. But there will be 2 display ports 1.4 and 2 HDMI 2.1 connectors. The display port can support 8K at 120Hz which is amazing. Because there will be no lags, no delays with this new DP version. There is no 8K support on HDMI. Well because the bandwidth of the HDMI is far less than the bandwidth of DP. If you have a monitor that supports 4k 144Hz or a monitor that supports 240Hz then I will recommend using the DP. Because of its bandwidth.


Performance:

Pixel fill rate: 113.73 Gigapixels/s
Texture fill rate: 199.02 Gigatexels/s
Single precision computes power: 12.74 TFLOPS
Double precision computes power: 199.02 GFLOPS

This GPU has scored 113.73 Gigapixels/s which is amazingly fast compared to its predecessors. That’s why it supports 8K at high frame rates thanks to ROP’s. Now let’s talk about the texture fill rate. Texture fillrate measure how many texels can a GPU render per second. Texture fill rate is always measured in the amount of time like (1s). Texels are basically is three-dimensional space objects and called textured pixels. Texture fill rate is 199.02 GT/s.

External connectors:

Standard display connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI
Power connectors: 1 x 8-pin
Audio input for HDMI: Yes

Well, one of the most important and key factors about this GPU is its power consumption. This GPU is not that power-hungry. This GPU needs one 8-pin connector. There are also 3 display ports and 1 HDMI port, which is really great for multiple monitors. There is also Audio input from HDMI which also helps with these new monitors. The single 8-pin connecter really made the wiring system completely awesome.



Dimensions:

Size (length x height): 7.87 inches (200 mm) x 4.41 inches (112 mm)
Width: Dual Slot

These days the size of the GPU is also important because there are a lot of cases that don’t fit some long GPUs. This GPU is 7.87 inches which can fit in most PC cases. Plus the GPU is also dual-slot which helps in heat overflow. There are some variants of this GPU who’s offering single slot GPU with a small form factor. Off course, there will be some major issues with heat management in these small GPUs. I will always recommend the normal version of the GPU because in summers the heat dissipation will help in those high variants. The higher variants are more optimized than the normal ones, thus they can handle heat better.

Other features / Support:

Other features: 3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
HDCP 2.3
PhysX
Open CL support: 2.0
OpenGL support: 4.6
DirectX support: 12 Ultimate
Vulkan support: 1.2
Shader model: 6.5

There are a lot of new features in this GPU, and they are updated over time. The most amazing new features about this GPU are Ray tracing, 3D Vision, PhysX, etc. this GPU is so rich in features that a GPU king like GeForce GTX 1080Ti left behind. This Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has Open CL support 2.0 which is a lot efficient than the last gen Open CL 1.0. This will help in boost in performance. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 also has Open GL 4.6 support which is also faster than the Open GL 4.5. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 also has DirectX 12 ultimate support. The Vulkan support is also 1.2 which makes the drivers experience more up to date. The Shader model makes the texture experience more accurate and more efficient and fast. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has the Shader model 6.5.


Gaming Experience:

The gaming experience of this GPU is on another level. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 has the fastest memories, fast clock speeds, faster memory clock speeds, more Cuda cores, the newest architecture, and higher bandwidth. Which makes the gaming experience more powerful. The more the Cuda cores the faster the performance of a GPU will be. So this GPU is like on steroids when it comes to the Cuda cores. Running GTA 5 on this GPU will give you around 120+ FPS. And in almost every game this GPU shows the best performance.

So, this was my full review of the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 if you want to check out more articles like this then check the reviews in the menu. Also, do check out my YouTube channel. Thanks.

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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