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- EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra specs, features, and design
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- Power draw, thermals, and noise
- Should you buy the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra?
Gears Tactics puts it own brutal, fast-paced spin on the XCOM-like genre. This Unreal Engine 4-powered game was built from the ground up for DirectX 12, and we love being able to work a tactics-style game into our benchmarking suite. Better yet, the game comes with a plethora of graphics options for PC snobs. More games should devote such loving care to explaining what flipping all these visual knobs mean.
You can’t use the presets to benchmark Gears Tactics. It intelligently scales to work best on your installed hardware, meaning that “Ultra” on one graphics card can load different settings than “Ultra” on a weaker card. We manually set all options to their highest possible settings.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is more fun when you can play cooperatively with a buddy, but it’s a fearless experiment—and an absolute technical showcase. Running on the Vulkan API, Youngblood achieves blistering frame rates, and it supports all sorts of cutting-edge technologies like ray tracing, DLSS 2.0, HDR, GPU culling, asynchronous computing, and Nvidia’s Content Adaptive Shading. The game includes a built-in benchmark with two different scenes; we tested Lab X.
One of the best games of 2019, Metro Exodus is one of the best-looking games around, too. The latest version of the 4A Engine provides incredibly luscious, ultra-detailed visuals, with one of the most stunning real-time ray tracing implementations released yet. We test in DirectX 12 mode with ray tracing, Hairworks, and DLSS disabled for our basic benchmarks.
Borderlands is back! Gearbox’s game defaults to DX12, so we do as well. It gives us a glimpse at the ultra-popular Unreal Engine 4’s performance in a traditional shooter.
Strange Brigade is a cooperative third-person shooter where a team of adventurers blasts through hordes of mythological enemies. It’s a technological showcase, built around the next-gen Vulkan and DirectX 12 technologies and infused with features like HDR support and the ability to toggle asynchronous compute on and off. It uses Rebellion’s custom Azure engine. We test using the Vulkan renderer, which is faster than DX12.
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EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 Ultra
The EVGA FTW3 Ultra is the fastest GeForce RTX 3060 Ti we've tested. It runs a little louder and draws more power than rival models, but it's nothing to be concerned about. This is a good graphics card.
- Spectacular 1440p gaming
- 8GB of memory is good for 1440p
- Great ray tracing performance with DLSS
- High factory overclock
- Very cool, reasonably quiet custom design
- Loaded with iCX temperature sensors
- Nvidia software: Reflex, G-Sync, Shadowplay, Broadcast, RTX IO, DLSS
- 8GB of GDDR6 memory limits future 4K gaming potential
- Higher power draw than other RTX 3060 Ti models
- Louder than other RTX 3060 Ti models (but still very acceptable)
- No dual BIOS switch
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