- Graphic card
- ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC LHR 8GB GDDR6 256-bit 14 Gbps PCIE 4.0 Graphics Card, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling, Active Fan Control, Freeze Fan Stop ZT-A30610H-10MLHR
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC LHR 8GB GDDR6 256-bit 14 Gbps PCIE 4.0 Graphics Card, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling, Active Fan Control, Freeze Fan Stop ZT-A30610H-10MLHR
- NVIDIA Ampere architecture, 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores, 3rd Gen Tensor Cores
- Boost Clock 1695 MHz, 8GB 256-bit GDDR6, 14 Gbps, PCIE 4.0; Low Hash Rate (LHR) 25 MH's ETH hash rate (est.)
- White LED Logo Lighting, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling, Active Fan Control, Freeze Fan Stop, Metal Backplate
- 8K Ready, 4 Display Ready, HDCP 2.3, VR Ready.Avoid using unofficial software
- 4 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1 x HDMI 2.1, DirectX 12 Ultimate, Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Memory Speed||1695 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||8 GB|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good. Has room for improvement on cooling in particular, but not a bad option.Reviewed on June 13, 2022
I got this because I feel like the 3060 Ti strikes a pretty good balance between a lot of things -- including the oft-forgotten questions of power usage and heat production. Performance-wise people point to the 3070 and say go ahead and spend the extra, but I do want to point out that the 3060 Ti generally outperforms the previous generation's 2080 Super in most things (and barely does any worse at all in the things it doesn't beat it at.) Zotac's offering is a good price and seems to be a reliable choice which was my biggest consideration right now (I want this thing to last a long time.) The only complaints I do have are about the cooling. The heatsink's design is actually really good and I don't have any complaints about the heatsink itself. It's worth noting that many videocards have the fins oriented vertically instead of horizontally, so so air can flow through them out the back of the case (thus meaning those cards can only recycle air and rely on the case to have good airflow.) This one is properly oriented horizontally, so *some* air can go out. I emphasize some because of two things. First, it's open on both sides, so of course some air still goes back to the case out the inside part and gets recycled -- but of course GPU fans rarely have high static pressure anyway, so blocking that side doesn't actually improve cooling (mind you, my case has pretty decent airflow, so it may do better to cover the inside end in worse cases than mine.) I do also think the fans should be tilted just ever so slightly to actually make the air go a direction other than straight down into the heatsink, but I don't know if any videocard manufacturer has ever thought of this yet. I also noticed the thermal paste apparently wasn't ideal or at least wasn't ideally placed (maybe too much I think.) I took it apart under the assumption they used the usual really cheap stuff many GPUs have, but it looked like it maybe wasn't actually terrible. I can't be sure what it is from just its appearance alone, but it did seem to be a bit lower viscosity than ideal, so maybe not the highest grade. When I changed the thermal paste its temperatures dropped by approximately 3C from the top and close to that at idle (and thermal paste is less about maximum temperature and more just about minimizing heat dissipation latency, so when you see a notable drop in temperature that means a lot more than it may seem.) It may just have been too much on there as there was definitely quite a lot and it was hard to clean, so that is a distinct possibility and could potentially even save them money if it's just a matter of reducing it ever so slightly. There was one definitely bad choice on this card I'm unhappy about though -- and this is the biggest reason I knocked one star off from the max (the other stuff is pretty typical of GPUs in general probably.) For some reason they stuck little aluminum tags with their name and logo on the fans themselves with a heavy foam tape. This just seems like a really dumb choice no matter how I look at it. For one, it adds extra mass to the fans, which reduces their efficiency and lifetime. For another, apparently the process varies because on mine one of the tags was off center and looked kind of bad (plus was probably even worse for the lifetime of the fan as it would make it run fairly unevently, affecting its long-term life.) Again, my goal is for this thing to last, and if the fans die out on me not that far down the road that's definitely not lasting. Since they used a thick foam tape though, it's hard to get them completely off (I had to pry very very carefully and slowly to not risk damaging the fans in the process.) Actually, this may have had some effect on the temperature in itself since the fans now probably run that tiny bit more efficiently (but doesn't account for a full 3C.) Now, that said, I've seen reviews saying this card is loud. I don't know if they've revised this model or what, but I did not feel like the fans were loud at all. I get more noise from the other fans in my case definitely (mind you, it's not a silent case by any means, but I never feel like the noise is bad now.) Certainly a lot better than the awful stock cooler that came with my CPU (that thing started to reach hurricane levels under load I swear.) Also, the GPU seems to actually stay a very good temperature. The reviews saying the fans were loud said it would run > 70C, but, in fact, I'm seeing a maximum of around 61C or so now (slightly higher before) with normal gaming keeping it at about 57C or so roughly the majority of the time (versus 60C before I redid the thermal compound.) It only got up to around 61C or so when I saw GPU usage go way up to about 85% (normally it's 50-60 in most games but some hit the mid 70s or so. That 85% was only for a short duration.) I have a very high confidence now that this card will last me a very long time short of something unexpected and extreme happening. Overall I'd call it a good design other than those few points I mentioned earlier.
Reviewed on July 28, 2023
I've been slave to consoles for far too long, so I finally dropped this card in my PC and it's a VAST improvement. Not just in variety of games I can play, not just in graphics, I'm also no longer slave to overly sensitive companies who would rather suspend accounts than actually look into the reports people make, or consoles who keep REMOVING features to satisfy their corporate partnerships. I won't be told I can't listen to my own music files because it's better for someone else if I use Spotify.
Reviewed on June 18, 2023
This card has an impressive performance in gaming. When the card operates within its optimal temperature range, it delivers smooth game play with high frame rates and excellent graphics quality. This makes it a solid choice for gamer who want to enjoy the latest titles at 1080p or even 1440p resolutions without compromising on visual fidelity. The 3060 Ti offers a more affordable price point compared to other high-end graphics cards on the market. While pricing can vary based on factors such as regional availability and retailer pricing strategies, the 3060 Ti tends to provide a competitive price-to-performance ratio. The biggest problem of the card is the temperature management. Even during moderate gaming sessions, the temperatures would quickly soar, leading to frequent thermal throttling. This resulted in noticeable performance drops and stuttering during the game play. The fans on the card seemed to run at higher speeds than necessary, generating a constant whirring sound that was quite distracting. It became particularly annoying. Despite that, the 3060 Ti offers impressive gaming performance, power efficiency, affordability, compact design, and the reliability associated with the Zotac brand.
Reviewed on April 12, 2023
The jump from the 3060 to the 3060 ti is about 30% and it's only $50 more which is a fantastic deal for what you're getting. The 3070 is like 10% better but the price jump is over $200 at least which to me wasn't worth. The Rtx 3060 ti is absolutely amazing card. 1440p max settings in CS:GO and the lowest it ever goes is 260fps and averages in the mid-high 300s. 1440p competitive settings Fortnite with DDLS give me high 200s - low 300s as well. Doom Eternal 1440p ultra nightmare with resolution scaling on (which honestly doesn't change the quality enough to where I noticed) keeps a nice 170fps which is my monitor refresh rate. The card performances better then a gtx 1080 ti, and rtx 2080. The nvenc encoder is absolutely amazing too, 1440p streaming and recording at great quality (about x264 medium and even low) is easily possible with this card with basically 0 impact on performance since it's a separate chip from the main GPU. I originally had an all AMD build and trying to record with the GPU caused very noticeable frame rate loss (from 150-160fps in CS:GO to about 90-100fps) and even more with the CPU (it was not even 60fps half the time) and the quality was only good recording with the CPU and was very blocky recording with the AMD GPU. If you're planning on making gaming videos/streams, the nvenc alone makes it worth getting a Nvidia card over an AMD one, even though there are AMD cards that perform better then this for regular gaming for about the same price or cheaper. This card also has ray tracing, which not only makes games look nice (although I usually don't play with RTX on) but it's excellent at rendering models in blender, and video editing has been extremely smooth, which was sometimes laggy with my AMD card, especially with GPU heavy editing like special effects and transitions. Overall, for JUST gaming, AMD has some pretty solid options that'll give you more value then this card but if you need a card for other things like content creation or rendering. This is the best price to performance card you can find out there right now!
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