Three different manufacturers adopt a particularly compact Mini-ITX configuration for theGeForce RTX 3060, so that even miniature computer systems can enjoy the benefits of the new generation - in case the availability does not disappoint once again
If somehow it happened that the one and only reason why you did not get yourself a card from the new and coveted RTX 3000 generation of NVIDIA It's exaggerated physical dimensions - from now on you have a solution, or even three to be exact. The launch of theRTX 3060 with a power envelope of less than 200 watts (and very close to the lowest figure of a card from the familyRTX Which is determined by theRTX 2060 two years ago) provided a number of different manufacturers with a good reason to enrich their offerings - with models giving up massive double and triple coolers in favor of a single fan in the casing that need less than 20 inches along the length of the selected case.
Palit will offer its GeForce RTX 3060 StormX model, in a basic version with a maximum boost frequency of 1,777MHz and in an OC version with a slightly increased boost frequency of 1,807MHz - with a 17 cm thick body that needs two slots on the motherboard and chassis, Modest and somewhat basic exterior design, three ports DisplayPort 1.4a full size, one full size HDMI 2.1 port and those generous 12GB of memory GDDR6 192-bit interface which can be found in any version RTX 3060 Other desktop.
Gainward will adopt its Pegasus brand to provide us with a pair of Mini-ITX versions that are almost identical to those of Palit - which of course should not surprise you considering that this is a brand that the Taiwanese manufacturer acquired somewhere about 15 years ago. Here too the base version will provide frequency Core Starting at 1,320MHz and boosting up to 1,777MHz, while the Pegasus OC version will provide frequency Core Of 1,320MHz with a boost frequency of up to 1,807MHz, plus the same array of connections, the same physical dimensions and the same features for the graphics memory that does not get its own speed.
MSI is also set to join the race soon with its own miniature Aero ITX, one with The fast From the factory and the other without it - and although the company has not yet revealed the official operating frequencies, we will not fall off the chair if we find that this OC version will also be satisfied with a boost frequency of up to 1,807MHz like the two we presented in previous paragraphs. The length is 17 cm, the thickness needs a pair of slots in the motherboard and the output arrays consist of the same recognized standard with three connectors DisplayPort 1.4a and connector HDMI 2.1 Modern single, so that the choice of interested consumers from the three models (or the six models, to be exact) will probably amount to local availability and not according to any unique feature differences that do not exactly exist in this case.
Nice to see the players in the market expanding their range of models, and we would certainly not object to seeing the modelRTX The 3060 Ti gets a similar shrinkage treatment of its own down the road (though the chances of that are not very high, at least without slightly shrinking even the official power shell that stands at 200 watts), but the main gap and challenge remains the availability of the models in stores and not their dimensions of course. When most consumers have a hard time finding models Ampere Which can be purchased at a price that somehow approaches the recommended official value, regardless of the type and dimensions of cooling - it is natural to assume that more niche models for specific uses will become even rarer than usual. But hey, if you dream of a system with maximum gaming performance in minimum size and volume, now you know what to look for - good luck!