RTX 3060Ti Guide: Performance, Features & Value

  • 1440P performance
  • Ray tracing and DLSS performance
  • Power efficiency and thermals
  • Price / performance ratio
4.9/5Overall Score
  • CUDA Cores: 4864
  • Base Clock: 1410Mhz
  • Boost Clock: 1670Mhz
  • VRAM Size: 8GB
  • VRAM Type: GDDR6
  • TDP : 200W
  • Price: $399
  • Fantastic 1440P performance
  • Great Raytracing and DLSS capabilities
  • Affordable price
  • Good power efficiency and thermals
  • Annoying 12-Pin adapter
  • Rarely found at MSRP

The RTX 3060Ti :

The RTX 3060Ti is NVIDIA’s latest mid-range GPU with a starting price of $399.

Nvidia has big claims on this graphics card, as they confirmed in this graph that it’ll offer significant gains over its 60-series predecessor the RTX 2060 Super, and it’ll even beat the $699 RTX 2080 Super!

Of course, this is all theory, so let’s put it to real testing!

NOTE: The model used in the testing was the Founder’s edition

RTX 3060Ti 1440P Performance :

Credit: Tom’s Hardware

We can see that the RTX 3060Ti has a whopping 50% higher FPS than last generation’s RTX 2060 Super in 9 games average on 1440P, and it even beats the RTX 2080 Super by 4%. 
In addition, we see that the $399 GPU is only 10% slower than the $499 RTX 3070 which is 25% more expensive, which suggests that the RTX 3060Ti is a better value. Moreover, it has gained an 8% performance uplift after overclocking, which makes it almost on par with the RTX 3070 on 1440P! 

Ray-Tracing and DLSS Performance :

Credit: Tom’s Hardware

The RTX 3060Ti makes affordable Ray-Tracing finally possible as it beats the RTX 2080 Super by 5% and even beats AMD’s latest $579 RX 6800 by a tiny 1.3% more average FPS in 10 games on 1440P with DirectX Raytracing (DXR) enabled and set to ultra.
When enabling DLSS we instantly notice huge performance gains as it increased the Average FPS by an impressive 40%, which makes it outperform the RTX 3070, RTX 2080Ti, and even the $649 RX 6800XT and only 7% short of the $699 RTX 3080, and that is thanks to NVIDIA’s new DLSS 2.0 which expanded DLSS 1.0 capabilities.

Power Consumption & Thermals :

Credit: Tom’s Hardware

The RTX 3060 Ti has a relatively tame power rating of just 200W. To test that, the card was put to a FurMark stress test on 1600x900P for 30 minutes and we can notice that its power consumption didn’t exceed 205W. After overclocking the GPU by increasing the power limit to 110% and the fan speed to 2300RPM instead of 1400RPM, the power consumption went up to 228W, which is actually higher than the RTX 3070’s 224W power consumption, but still lower than the RTX 2080 Super’s 252W by a fair margin.

Credit: Tom’s Hardware

The GPU core temperature was also measured during the testing and it was great even though it was hotter than the RTX 3070 but still stayed just under 68C which is totally fine. After overclocking the temperatures dropped further down to 61.5C due to the higher fan speed which is impressive.

Should You Buy The RTX 3060Ti?

If you’re looking for an exceptional 1440P high refresh-rate gaming experience, great Raytracing and DLSS capabilities, relatively low power consumption and good thermals without breaking the bank then the RTX 3060Ti is definitely your go-to as it’s hard to beat at just $399.

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