Zotac’s Interesting Take On The RTX 3060
If you’ve read Sebastian’s review of the RTX 3060 or watched the live podcast (which should be up soon if you missed it), then you have a good idea what NVIDIA’s new card can do. It isn’t an upgrade path from a 1080 Ti nor a 2060 SUPER, and the RTX 3060 Ti is a better deal overall, but if you are building a new system and only have ~$330 to spend on a GPU as well as the reflexes to pounce on one the moment it goes on sale then it isn’t a horrible choice.
We’ve collected a large selection of reviews of the various different models which are ‘available’ at launch so you can compare their specifications to see just which one might be interesting to you. For instance Zotac released an AMP Edition of the card, with a unique white shroud on this wee 23.5 x 14cm (9.2 5x 5.5″) card. Unlike other AMP cards, the base and boost clocks remain at stock frequencies, only the memory is overclocked. They took a look through a variety of games to see if the extra 90MHz has any effect on performance.
Overall it seems the tiny size doesn’t harm the performance as it does outperform the stock version of the RTX 3060 out of the box. There is even a wee bit of overclocking potential on the card, which can get you a bit more performance. As of publishing there was no MSRP announced, but you can expect a bit of a premium over the $330 cost of the base card. Check out the full review over at TechPowerUp if you are intrigued.
Zotac's RTX 3060 AMP White Edition offers a refreshing change in color theme that will appeal to many who want to show off their hardware in a case window. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a very good dual slot cooler that achieves excellent temperatures and decent noise levels.