Overclocking EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING

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Power and Temperature

To test the power and temperature we perform a manual run-through in Cyberpunk 2077 at “Ultra” settings for real-world in-game data.  We use GPUz sensor data to record the results.  We report on the GPUz sensor data for “Board Power” and “GPU Chip Power” when available for our Wattage data. 

Overclocked EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING Board Power Draw

The EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING video card consumes about 9% or 15W more board power being overclocked, without raising Voltage mind you. Even at this increased power, the RTX 3060 Ti is still much farther in power usage. Considering our performance increase we saw between 8-10%, an increase of 9% power is right on par almost 1:1. It’s very linear.

Overclocked EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC BLACK GAMING GPU Temperature

Now, we were running 100% fan speeds to ensure the highest overclock. Temperatures were in the lower 60’s by doing so with this overclock. The fan noise was not very loud, it was remarkably quiet. The fans spin in the 70% range by default, so to make sure the overclock works well and doesn’t exceed temps in the 70’s you’ll probably want to keep it around 85% anyway if overclocking. If you have a well ventilated and cooled case you may not even need to change the fan speed.

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