Today we have another graphics card launch from NVIDIA as part of their RTX 30 Series. The GeForce RTX 3060 will be the fifth RTX 30 Series card from NVIDIA and they are positioning it as a replacement for those who are still on a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. When the GTX 1060 launched it was marketed at the 1080p card for current games and that is what the RTX 3060 will be for today’s games while adding in real-time ray tracing, DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA Broadcast, and more! The GeForce RTX 3060 will feature 3584 CUDA cores, 112 Tensor cores, 112 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and an interesting 12GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 192-bit memory interface. Today we will be taking a look at MSI’s GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio version of the card, which is much like the RTX 3080 version we took a look at back in September. It features a factory overclock up to 1852 MHz (GPU Boost), while the memory remains untouched. You’ll also get MSI’s Tri Frozr 2.0 cooling design with features three cooling fans on top of a large fin stack. Let’s get this card on the test bench and see what it can do!
Special thanks to MSI for providing us with the GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio Graphics Card to review.
The MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio comes in a nice retail box. On the front we have a picture of the card itself and it lets us know we do indeed have the RTX 3060.
Flipping over to the back we have another shot of the card and some of the main features of the card are detailed.
Opening the box up and getting everything out we have the RTX 3060 graphics card, a stability bracket, installation guide, and users guide. It is nice that MSI has included a stability bracket as this is a very large card.