ASUS has released its first Phoenix card that is based on the RTX 30 series, the ASUS RTX 3060 12GB Phoenix.
The ASUS Phoenix is a single fan card based on a 2.5-slot model. Prior to this single fan card, ASUS had released its Turbo blower-type designs last year.
Up till now, the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix is the shortest Ampere model released by ASUS but not the narrowest. The card is a little wider than the DUAL series as it measures 20 x 12.3 x 3.8 cm, while the DUAL has the following measurements: 17.7 x 12.8 x 5.1 cm.
ASUS has only released the Non-OC variant of this card so far. This variant has a boost clock speed of up to 1777 MHz. The card can be overclocked using the GPU Tweak software, which bumps the boost clock speed to 1807 MHz.
As for the design, both the DUAL and Phoenix graphic cards share the same board layout and backplate; hence this means that Phoenix is equipped with a standard three DisplayPort and one HDMI output. It uses a single 8-pin power connector to power itself.
Some retailers have already listed the card; among them, the Swedish Pro shop is selling the card for 5290 SEK or 612 USD. The retailer hasn’t provided any shipping date yet.
•NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors: The building blocks for the world’s fastest, most efficient GPUs, the all-new Ampere SM brings 2X the FP32 throughput and improved power efficiency.
•2nd Generation RT Cores: Experience 2X the throughput of 1st gen RT Cores, plus concurrent RT and shading for a whole new level of ray tracing performance.
•3rd Generation Tensor Cores: Get up to 2X the throughput with structural sparsity and advanced AI algorithms such as DLSS. These cores deliver a massive boost in-game performance and all-new AI capabilities.
•Axial-tech fan design has been tuned up with more fan blades and a reversed rotational direction for the center fan.
•Dual ball fan bearings can last up to twice as long as a sleeve bearing designs.
•Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability.
•A protective backplate prevents PCB flex and trace damage.