EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black Video Card Review

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EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black Overclocking

To overclock the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black graphics card we first turned to NVIDIA Scanner in EVGA Precision X1 v1.1.7. This one-click overclocking tool makes overclocking easy and this is a great starting point to dialing in an overclock for your unique graphics card.

EVGA Precision X1 GeForce 3060

After trying the auto-overclock feature we ended up finding out that the test passed and it said we should be able to get a +103 MHz overclock from the GPU and +200 MHz on our particular sample.

EVGA Precision X1 GeForce 3060 Scan Tool

We then manually overclocked this card with EVGA Precision X1 software and found that +150 MHz on the GPU and +500 MHz on the memory was a nice happy place. This overclock is higher than what the scan tool showed was possible and was rock solid on our card. The power target could be increased to 112% and we also increased that on our card to help limit power draw from being a factor in holding back performance.

Let’s see what this overclock could do.

EVGA Precision X1 GeForce 3060 3DMark Time Spy Stock
A quick run of 3DMark Time Spy shows that we were getting 9,283 points on a single run on the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black. Yes, this score is different (higher) than the one shown earlier in the review as that was an average of multiple runs and this is a single score.
EVGA Precision X1 GeForce 3060 3DMark Time Spy Overclocked

The score in Time Spy improved to 9,817 points on the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black running at +150 GPU, +500 Memory and 112% power. This is a 5.8% performance increase in the overall score and was something that can be done fairly quickly. At stock settings the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Black would reach GPU core clocks of up to 1935 MHz. With the overclock the GPU clock was observed was running at up to 2092 MHz! The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 appears to be overclocking friendly and something that can be fun to try out.

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