ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Video Card Review

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Temperature & Power Consumption

The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compared with 3060 Ti Founders Edition

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3060 Ti Temperatures:

The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti had an idle temperature of 31C and after gaming for 30 minutes we reached 57C. The NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition model was was 37C at idle and 69C, while gaming. The GPU cooler on the TUF Gaming RTX 3060 Ti performs well as no fans spun at idle and it was cool & quiet while gaming.

Power Consumption

For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.

We ran the ASUS TUF Gaming 3060 Ti with the BIOS switch in the ‘P’ position and while gaming we found that it peaked at 380 Watts while gaming. This is 8 Watts higher than the 3060 Ti Founders Edition card and not bad considering it has more fans and lights.

Let’s wrap this up!

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