Not like most GPUs within the RTX 3000 sequence, Nvidia’s RTX 3060 graphics playing cards will be comparatively compact. The twin-fan EVGA RTX 3060 XC we reviewed measured simply 201.8mm lengthy, for instance, making it simple to slot in most gaming circumstances. However in order for you one thing even smaller, Asus has turn into the most recent to announce a single-fan RTX 3060 GPU from its Phoenix model, which is understood for making compact desktop GPUs.
Asus’ single-fan GPU is definitely the longest single-fan GPU introduced thus far, at 177mm lengthy (and a pair of.55-slots huge), 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 playing cards, the RTX 3060 Phoenix contains 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’ll be able to anticipate that when the playing cards turn into obtainable, they’ll probably be troublesome to search out and purchase — and the road costs these playing cards go for are greater than the precise MSRP.