iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V: Ready To Rock
The Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V is one of the wildest, air-cooled GeForces we have come across. And as you’ll see in just a bit, its performance is quite strong too. Take a gander at its main features and specifications below and then we’ll dig in deeper and take a much closer look...
|GPU||GeForce RTX 3060 Ti|
|GPU Code Name||GA104|
|Core Clock||Base:1410MHz; Boost:1665MHz|
|One-Key OC||Base:1410MHz; Boost:1815MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit|
|Heat Pipe Number/Spec||5x8mm|
|Auto Stop Technology||Y|
|Product Size||323x158x60mm (triple slot)|
If you’d like the skinny on NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, we recommend checking out our launch coverage. We cover all of the GPU’s specifics in that piece and test one of NVIDIA’s Founder’s Edition models (along with a card from MSI).
To quickly recap, however, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti features the same GA104 as the GeForce RTX 3070, but scaled down a bit to hit a lower price point. The GA104 is fabricated on Samsung’s 8nm NVIDIA custom process, is comprised of approximately 17.4 billion transistors, and has a die size of 392.5mm2. Although the GPU in its full configuration has 48 Streaming Multiprocessors (SM), 38 are enabled on the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, versus 46 SMs on the RTX 3070.
There are 128 CUDA cores per SM, for a total of 4,864 cores, 4 Third-Gen Tensor cores per SM (152 total), 38 Second-Gen RT cores, 4,864K of L1 cache / shared memory, and 4,096K of L2 cache. Complementing all of those cores are 80 ROPs and 152 Texture Units. According to NVIDIA’s reference specs, the GPU has a typical Boost clock of 1,665MHz and it is linked to 8GB of standard GDDR6 memory (not the GDDR6X of
In its stock configuration, the iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V has similar frequencies to NVIDIA’s reference design, but when in OC mode, the typical boost clock is 1,815MHz. During real-world use, however, we saw boost clocks that were usually much higher. Entering OC mode on this card doesn’t take any special magic either. Nested at the top of the case bracket, is a button for simple one-touch overclocking. The button also lighted to indicate that overclocking has been enabled. And there’s really no reason NOT to leave it enabled, unless you’re trying to save a few pennies a year on electricity. This card’s cooler is quiet and capable of keeping temperatures in check whether in OC mode or not.
Speaking of the cooler, the iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V is outfitted with a large heatsink with a nickel-plated copper vapor chamber, that’s linked to heatsink fins via five 8mm heat-pipes. The vapor chamber makes direct contact with the GPU, but memory and VRM at actively cooled as well. Triple axial fans are mounted above the heatsink and blow air downward on the whole assemble.
The fans are nestled in an angular shroud with sharp, aggressive lines all around. The back-side of the card is adorned with a metal heat / reinforcement plate as well, which also has a lighted cut-out off to the side. The whole assembly is relatively large for a 3060 Ti, at 323x158x60mm and three-slots wide.
In addition to the oversized cooler, the iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V has another stand-out feature along the top edge of the card. Mounted squarely in the middle of the shroud is a small LCD.
The LCD has a resolution of 480x128 and it rests on a hinge that can rotated 90 degrees so the screen remains visible whether the card is mounted vertically or horizontally. Out of the box, the display shows a stylized “Vulcan” logo, flying through a star field, but it is fully user-customizable as well. A USB cable is included with the card, that can be attached to an open header on a motherboard. And using Colorful’s iGame Center software, users can configure the LCD to display real-time hardware health data, JPGs or animated GIFs. The iGame Center software is also used to adjust the RGB lighting on the card.
Now, what do you say we see how this baby performs?