NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti comes out tomorrow on December 2nd at 6am PT / 1pm GMT and the Founders Edition that we reviewed here today is priced at $399. All of the custom third party add-in-boards from manufacturers like ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, Palit and others will also be available for purchase at that time. NVIDIA says availability is strong and multiple board partners said they will have more RTX 3060 Ti for launch than other recent models. That is good news as the holidays are here and Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on December 10th, 2020.

The performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition was impressive. It bested the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition ($799) from 2018 in everything and traded blows with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super ($699) from 2019. It ripped through the 1080P game titles with ease and shows that it was a very capable at 1440P game titles as well. 4K gaming performance was solid for this price point with its 8GB of GDDR6 memory, but the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are still the best choice for those gamers looking to run at 4K or beyond.

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Power consumption, noise levels and thermal performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti was exceptional. We never broke 70C while gaming on our open air test platform and couldn’t hear the GPU cooler fans running over our AIO liquid cooler and other fans that were running. There as no choke noise and the power numbers were good with the card using at most 235 Watts on our 3DMark Time Spy run.
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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti appears to be a solid upgrade option for those that are wanting a performance boost at the $399 price point. AMD doesn’t have a new Radeon RX 6000 series card to compete against at this price, so NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is easily the card to get.

LR Editors' Choice

Legit Bottom Line: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition brings more performance than ever to the $399 price point and supports NVIDIA features such as DLSS, Reflex, Broadcast and more.

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