Get Amplified with the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. Built with enhanced RT Core and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed GDDR6 memory, the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC gives rise to amplified gaming with high fidelity. FEATURES: GDDR6 Graphics Memory, 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores, 3rd Gen Tensor Cores, VR Ready, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling, Active Fan Control with Freeze Fan Stop, Metal Backplate, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible. SPECIFICATIONS: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 3584 CUDA cores, 12GB GDDR6 memory, 192-bit memory bus, Engine boost clock: 1807 MHz, Memory clock: 15.0 Gbps, PCI Express 4.0 16x. SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY: Game Ready Drivers and NVIDIA Studio Drivers, Microsoft DirectX 12 Ultimate, Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6, Windows 10 64-bit (build 2004 or later). CONNECTIONS: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a (up to 7680×4320@60Hz), 1 x HDMI 2.1 (up to 7680×4320@60Hz), HDCP 2.3 support, Quad simultaneous display capable. POWER REQUIREMENTS: 600-watt power supply recommended, 170-watt max power consumption, 8-pin power connector. INSIDE THE BOX: ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC, user manual. DIMENSIONS: Length: 224.1mm (8.8in), Height: 116.3mm (4.6in), Width: Dual slot (39.2mm) (1.5in) BOX: Height: 283mm (11.1in), Width: 218mm (8.6in), Depth: 83mm (3.3in).
No a pro gamer. But it’s a 3060I’m not a pro gamer so I really can’t test this card as I would wish. But I’ve owned a Zotac 1050 for years and it’s performed flawlessly. I benchmarked this, and the overall scrore between the 1050 and the 3060 was 1983 vs 6403. Max FPS on the 1050 was 78.5. Max on the 3060 was 467.4. So the 3060 is working appx 600% that of the 1050 at max. Av FPS 1050=72. Av FPS 3060=248. that’s 344% better on an average. Whether your software can make use of that speed is a whole different question.Note to Second Life / Opensim users: don’t expect an amazing difference in performance. The virtual worlds are software throttled so they don’t work ‘too fast’, their data transfer is relatively slow, and you will notice zero difference in avatar loading; you will still find numerous unloaded avatars. The card won’t help in that area; that kind of thing is due to poor virtual world software implementation. What you WiLL be able to do is set your draw distance to 512 instead of 256 because of the 12 gigs of RAM in this card. Other than that, I couldn’t tell much of a difference between the 1050 and 3060 in-world, which was a disappointment. I would propose that a GeForce 1050 4 gig card would be a better overall choice for such worlds (at the time of this review)… and will cost a lot less money.At $350 on a Black Friday sale this card isn’t cheap. Usually these run $450+. Super-high level cards range upwards of $1,500 these days (I have no idea why; I’m not a graphics tech). So while this card performs admirably, I have to take satisfaction in that I do have a fairly powerful graphics card now (the 3060 is a great choice in the price-for-value range). But unless you play high-level games, you may not need a card like this. It will not improve general everyday computer performance– at least not that you’ll be able to tell. This level of card is for high-level gamers and for professional business graphics applications. For the average person, it’s overkill.That said, I’m pleased with the card itself. it seems very well made (just like my prior Zotac 1050) and performs at the specs promised. I’m getting significantly faster performance than my prior card– IF the software is able to make use of that performance.
Dancing Raven –
Quiet, keeps cool, low power drawDrives three monitors, playing and streaming Minecraft gets 165fps@1440p (render distance 29 chunks) and GPU Temp/GPU Hot Spot sensors stay below 50C/60C . Civ6 benchmarked ~80-90FPS@1440p on max settings and GPU Temp/GPU Hot Spot sensors stayed below 70C/80C. Coming from a 1080ti, I bought this GPU for $350 in November 2022 for a few reasons:1. I ultimately plan to hand it down to a machine that I want to stay cool and quiet, and I want to keep its current 550W PSU2. I didn’t want to step below my existing 11GB of VRAM as I use Unity and plan to start editing video3. I don’t game hard or have other strong needs to get a more powerful GPU right nowAlready knowing where I want this card to end up helped make the decision. It will be harder to decide to buy something like a 3080/4070 or better, and this meets my current and expected short-term needs for now.
Ricardo Moreno –
Excellent investmentI wanted to max out my full hd build and went with this awesome GPU, and I am pretty surprised cause this GPU works pretty well. On top of that Zotac gives you good tech at a good price and I got it on Cyber Monday Sale, so it doesn’t get any more cost effective than that. So far, all my game’s graphics are maxed out with ray tracing 60+FPS (Depending on the game *I’m looking at you Cyberpunk*). 5 stars from me thanx Zotac!Build (in case you were wondering)CPU: Ryzen 5 3600xRAM: 16gbGPU: Zotac RTX 3060(this one)Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max (Looking to upgrade next)PSU: 600w gold plus rating
Great mid-range gaming, works at 1440pThis card is meant for high-spec 1080p gaming, but it’s capable of 1440p 60fps with the right settings.I know zotac is a “budget brand,” but specs on paper, it’s as good as any evga cards (rip), asus, FE, etc. It has the resistors, transistors, and capacitors of any other 3060, some decent zotac tuning, and it plays games well. First time zotac buyer, not disappointed after a week of use.Accompanying this, I have a ryzen 5 5500 in a b450, and with 16gb 3600 ddr4 ram, going to a 27” 1440p monitor shared by my Mac mini.For Rocket League and GTAV on 1080p, very high to ultra details will run at a fairly solid 60fps over hdmi.On 1440p, I need to turn down fxaa and anti-aliasing to x4 or lower with other things high, in order to keep above 45fps (avg 60fps), and this is even over hdmi. I’m sure it’d be smoother if I used DP, at least by a few frames, but this is great.I’ve been out of pc gaming for about 5 years, and waited through all the mining scalper inflation prices. This is decent price to performance, and it’ll let you have a fun time on some heavy-hitting titles.
Maria L Rivera –
It was worth buying, love itI got the Zotac Gaming RTX 3060 to upgrade from my GTX 1660 S and it was worth it, by other reviews i thought my package wouldnt come but it turned out great, i got my package with no damages, nothing bad. The only thing i should mention is that i think the graphics card was refurbished instead of brand new but i didnt mind it so much. The shipping was fast and it came neatly packaged. Anyways here I have some pictures of the graphics card and some screenshots of RTX minecraft.
Rob & Shannon –
Great Budget GPU! Easy Install, Good warranty, functions perfectly.I bought this GPU on a black Friday deal, and I am not disappointed. Easy install, great packaging, quick shipping and the product works as intended. I am in the process of rebuilding my current gaming pc and this is quite an upgrade even with it being bottlenecked from my current CPU(i7-7700) & Motherboard. Quiet and efficient. No gripes from me, however with GPU prices finally coming down you can find used 3070s for about the same price, It just wasn’t worth the risk for me. Too many used GPUs were used for mining crypto currency and should not be used for gaming now. I get 144 fps in most games now excluding warzone which seems to be very CPU Intensive!
Anthony and Olivia –
Best bang for your buck!!On high settings in games like CoD I average about 100fps bottlenecking is due to cpu will upgrade cpu in near future and see where that gets me.
Budget friendly but…Bought it on sale.Cons:The noise level is higher than expected. Temperature can get pretty high, but that’s understandable since it only has 2 fans. Low power limits and only suitable for small overclocking.Pros:Compact design, overall not the worst of the bunch.Tips:Look up the 3060 list on youtube to get a better idea of which version of the 3060 is better in this price range. (Spoiler alert, not this one.)I won’t be returning this model to amazon, but the MSI 3060 Ventus 3x for the same price on sale is a better deal.
jose canales –
Works amazinglyGot it works does what I wanted to do all I need to do now is upgrade the rest of my computer
excelente tarjeta calidad precio, buen ensamble.excelente tarjeta calidad precio, buen ensamble. es increíble para 1080p, se las recomiendo, es una buena compra, vale la pena invertir en tu pc gamer.