Asus is riding a new wave of compact RTX 3060 cards with this bulky GPU
In contrast to most GPUs within the RTX 3000 collection, Nvidia’s RTX 3060 graphics cards might be comparatively compact. The twin-fan EVGA RTX 3060 XC we reviewed measured simply 201.8mm lengthy, for instance, making it straightforward to slot in most gaming circumstances. However if you’d like one thing even smaller, Asus has develop into the most recent to announce a single-fan RTX 3060 GPU from its Phoenix model, which is recognized for making compact desktop GPUs.
Asus’ single-fan GPU is truly the longest single-fan GPU introduced up to now, at 177mm lengthy (and a couple of.55-slots large), whereas firms like Gainward (170mm), Palit (170mm), and MSI (172mm) have all created extra compact single-fan RTX 3060 GPUs which might be even barely shorter and take up solely two slots every. Nonetheless, the Asus is notably shorter than the already-short dual-fan EVGA 3060 card we reviewed.
Like different RTX 3060 cards, the RTX 3060 Phoenix consists of the identical 3,584 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR6 reminiscence, and 4 show outputs: one HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs. The cardboard requires a single 8-pin PCIe energy connection, a minimal energy provide of 650W, and has no RGB lighting.
Asus has but to announce a value or launch date for the RTX 3060 Phoenix. However you may anticipate that when the cards develop into obtainable, they may possible be troublesome to seek out and purchase — and the road costs these cards go for are greater than the precise MSRP.
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