ASUS has announced new versions of its TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards that feature GDDR6X memory for greater performance, alongside a new Dual GeForce RTX 3060 model that features 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
None of these models appear to be listed on ASUS’ catalog of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti products yet, but here are some of the details for the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X based on a press release from the manufacturer:
- Same triple Axial Tech fan design, solid aluminum backplate, and 2.7-slot form factor
- Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and GPU Tweak III
- GDDR6X ultra-high-speed and error-correcting VRAM
- Factory-overclocked version also available
- Robust military-grade capacitors soldered to PCB
- Subjected to 144-hour validation trial
ASUS is also introducing an all-white version of its Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X.
From an ASUS press release:
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has been an excellent sweet spot between price and performance for the past generation of graphics cards, and it has now been improved. The GDDR6X memory further boosts the capabilities of the 3060 Ti and expands the options available to the discerning PC DIY builder. ASUS is also updating the GeForce RTX 3060 with a new model featuring 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM to add even more possibilities for upgrading and assembling.
The ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X features the same triple Axial Tech fan design, solid aluminum backplate, and 2.7-slot form factor as its predecessor, as well as support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and GPU Tweak III. Supplementing that rock-solid foundation is the introduction of GDDR6X ultra-high-speed and error-correcting VRAM, setting up the GPU to deliver more frames per second than the previous iteration. A factory-overclocked version is also available, tuned in-house to make sure users get the absolute best performance right out of the box.
Robust military-grade capacitors are soldered to the PCB using the ASUS Auto-Extreme manufacturing process, ensuring precise joints and adherence to rigorous specifications while avoiding the possibility for human error. In addition, the TUF Gaming cards are subjected to a grueling 144-hour validation trial to verify they live up to their name.
For small-form-factor (SFF) enthusiasts and other builds that cannot accommodate a triple-fan card, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB has also been upgraded with the same high-speed GDDR6X memory. As the name implies, the Dual is a two-fan design, keeping the overall card length much shorter for excellent compatibility with a wide range of cases. This versatility is further enhanced by its svelte two-slot thickness, meaning the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X can have ample access to fresh air in situations where thicker cards could be choked. This card is joined by a version of the GeForce RTX 3060 with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, available with the same celebrated Dual shroud design.
Barrier rings around the fan direct airflow straight to the heatsink, so the GPU stays cool under load. In lighter workloads, 0 dB technology turns the fans completely off for silent operation: they only spin up when the GPU temperature reaches 55° C. An aluminum backplate gives the card a distinctly premium feel, though it has a lower price than its high-end brethren.
In addition to the standard and overclocked variants of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X, ASUS is also introducing an all-new white model of this venerable card. For the first time, builders with a white theme in mind have access to an affordable and compact card capable of incredible 1080p and 1440p gameplay. Like its larger TUF sibling, all models of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB GDDR6X are built using Auto-Extreme technology, which cleanly solders components without human intervention for a high-quality final result designed to stand the test of time. For users in the market for a rock-solid but affordable high-performance graphics card, look no further. The GeForce RTX 3060 comes to market in a new White Dual version as well, with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and sharing the shroud and cooler design of its sibling.