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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB Graphics Card Review

Delivering better performance than an RTX 2080 Super, the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition uses the same-style cooler as the RTX 3070 but arrives $100 less. This price difference is both a pro and con and many could easily jump the price difference so an RTX 3060 or RTX 3050 would prove to be key in how we perceive this card in terms of value.

Compared to an RTX 2080 SUPER or anything below it, at $399 this is an jump in performance.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB Graphics Card Review - 3060 Ti Founders

Processor: Intel Core i9 10900K
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3600 32GB
Storage: Patriot Viper VP4100 1TB, Kingston KC2000 1TB
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1050w
Cooling: Corsair H150i Pro 360mm AIO
Monitor: ROG PG27UQ 4K 144hz HDR1000
Graphics Card: Listed

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB Graphics Card Review - 3060 Ti Founders

For a full-hardware workout, visit https://benchmarks.ul.com for our system warm-up and stress test of choice.

For benchmarking methodology please see our game benchmark method guide.

Test results are gathered and produced on CapFrameX. This makes it easier for use to get both line graph comparison and raw averages without extra tools. Simply the easiest tool for benchmarking and its available for everyone to use, free of charge. Check it out at capframex.com.

Since this is a GPU review, we benchmarked the area of the games that put heavy load on the GPU.

All our test runs are repeatable, click the links below for area and details. Read our benchmarking methodology.

  • DOTA2 – Kiev Major Grand Finals Game 5: OG vs Virtus.Pro (54:05 – 55:05)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: FPS Benchmark Workshop Map
  • The Witcher 3 – Woesong Bridge
  • Grand Theft Auto V – Palomino Highlands
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – Benchmark Mode
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Kuwaq Yaqu
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 – Fog of War
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – Wildspire Waste
  • F1 2020 – Benchmark Mode (Australia, Day, Clear)
  • Apex Legends – Firing Range
  • Valorant – Custom Game
  • Destiny 2 – The Tower

All of our benchmarks are demonstrated to our audience thru livestream for verification purposes and insights from our readers/audience. Livestream are done on Back2Gaming’s Facebook page. You can also see some of our benchmark scenes in our Youtube playlist for benchmark sequences.

Our selection of games are decided by technology, genre and overall popularity. For example, we picked DOTA2 versus League of Legends because of the graphical intensity that DOTA2 places on the system versus League and Heroes of the Storm. CSGO and Rainbow Six Siege were re-added in 2020 due to their immense popularity, much like GTA V and Monster Hunter World which has not faded in popularity or has seen slow decline but is still played by a large playerbase. Games like Witcher 3 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are great technological examples. F1 2020 is a genre example.

Apex Legends and Valorant will be making their debut in our tests starting with this review. I’ve put more than 200 hours of gameplay to verify that test scenes used are reliable enough to simulate real world situations.

Note: Some proprietary technologies of NVIDIA like PCSSHBAO+, and HairWorks work on AMD GPU’s BUT to maintain uniformity amongst GPUs, these have been turned OFF.  NVIDIA Reflex is also disabled when present.

You can click on any of the benchmark charts enlarge. You can also move forward and backwards to quickly navigate through our charts via gallery view. For this test, only the out-of-box normal mode will be tested.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB Graphics Card Review - 3060 Ti Founders

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