ASUS has released a new model based on the latest RTX 3060 Ti SKU.
The Dual OC is an upgraded RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory-based card with dual slots and two fans. The RTX 3060 Dual is an all-new design, the third iteration of this series.
Despite the tiny form size, ASUS added more frequency to both of the models announced this week. The manufacturer offers an OC variant with out-of-the-box clock speeds of up to 1680 MHz and software overclocking speeds of up to 1710 MHz. In terms of frequency, ASUS promises that the non-OC model will be compatible with 1665 and 1695 MHz.
OC mode: 1695 MHz (Boost Clock)
Default mode: 1665 MHz (Boost Clock)
OC mode: 1710 MHz (Boost Clock)
Default mode: 1680 MHz (Boost Clock)
However, among all RTX 3060 Ti cards, this does not have the highest clock speed. ASUS’ TUF and KO series provide up to 1785 MHz; however, only the former has been relaunched with GDDR6X memory.
The RTX 3060 Ti is equipped with a GA104 GPU that has a total of 4864 CUDA cores. Compared to the 14 Gbps GDDR6 SKU announced in late 2020, this variant has faster 19 Gbps GDDR6X memory.
Its size falls between that of the Mini and the previous Dual model. Listed below is a comparison of the three different “dual” cards we have available.
Dual Mini — 200 × 123 × 38 mm
Dual (New) — 230 × 120 × 42 mm
Dual (Old) — 269 × 136 × 52 mm
It’s also worth noting that the new DUAL design features four display ports (3x DP + 1x HDMI), which is the same as the Mini. The original DUAL design included an extra HDMI port, for a total of five.
It appears that no retailers currently have any DUAL OC versions or non-OC models in stock. However, these cards were just made available for purchase yesterday, so it is likely going to take some time.