3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy is a benchmark that needs no introduction to the PC enthusiast community. This benchmark is slowly getting replaced by more the more demanding Port Royal benchmark. Still, its not down and out yet and Time Spy can provide to be a pretty solid indicator of potential GPU performance.
Our results are pretty much what we were expecting coming into this review. We see that when things are left at stock, our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO takes the lead over the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE by a slight margin while being slower by 6.20% to our GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition. Once clocks are increased we see the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO start to increase its lead over the RTX 2080 SUPER by 8.82%, a decent increase.
3DMark Port Royal
3DMarks’ most impressive benchmark to date, Port Royal is a stressful test for any modern GPU due to its heavy usage of Ray Tracing throughout the entire render. On most video cards this results in a slide show, so let’s see how we do with our lineup.
Just like before we see that when left to their stock configurations everything appears as it should. Our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO is 3.06% ahead of the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE while still falling 13.34% behind the 3070. The results change quickly with an overclock, and we see the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO reclaim its position on the chart, toppling the 2080 SUPER FE by 4.77%. This overclock isn’t enough to challenge the 3070 and it’s 17.28% in the score. While its win may not seem that impressive, it’s important to note it was the only silent video card here. Both of our other GPUs needed custom fan curves in order to cope with the added heat.