...built like a tank and keeping wonderfully quiet at all times, it is as muscular an RTX 3060 Ti as you're likely to find.
Nvidia's AIB partners find themselves in something of a quandary as they attempt to rival the standard-setting Founders Edition.
Keep custom cards relatively simple and competitive on price, and you tend to end up with a product that looks and feels inferior to the reference board. Choose to push the boat out and you run into an elevated price tag that is at odds with Nvidia's aggressive MSRP.
MSI's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti finds itself in that latter predicament. Overclocked to 1,830MHz, built like a tank and keeping wonderfully quiet at all times, it is as muscular an RTX 3060 Ti as you're likely to find. The caveat, inevitably, is that pricing rises to £450, putting it perilously close to meatier GPUs further up the product stack. This might seem immaterial when cards aren't available for love nor money, but stock shortages will come to an end, and it will be interesting to see how pricing evolves when things begin to settle down.
Bottom line: MSI's Gaming X Trio may well be the fastest, quietest and most robust RTX 3060 Ti that money can be, but such praise is obscured when a fundamentally superior RTX 3070 costs only a fraction more.
Excellent at QHD, decent at 4K UHD
Keeps quiet under full load
Built like a tank
Price approaching RTX 3070
Big and heavy for this class of GPU
Requires two power connectors
Stock still hard to come by
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio
The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio graphics card will be available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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