Gigabyte AORUS Elite GeForce RTX 3060 - triple-fan cooling and dual-BIOS

Posted on Thursday, February 25 2021 @ 10:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte offers details about its new AORUS Elite GeForce RTX 3060 card. The GeForce RTX 3060 launches today, this is the new mid-range offering in NVIDIA's Ampere lineup. It's supposed to be the cheapest Ampere-based GPU to date, with an MSRP of $329. Unfortunately, given the supply constraints seen by the entire industry, it will be very hard to get your hands on a card. Gigabyte isn't sharing an MSRP for this model because the company realizes that actual retail pricing will e a lot higher than what they initially intended.

The AORUS GeForce RTX 3060 ELITE packs a triple-fan cooling solution with RGB LEDs and uses dual-BIOS to allow you to switch between OC and SILENT mode. This is the fastest model in Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 3060 lineup. It has a 1867MHz core clock, a nice boost versus the reference clockspeed of 1777MHz. The 12GB GDDR6 memory runs at 15Gbps. The card has two DisplayPort 1.4a outputs as well as two HDMI 2.1 ports.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of premium gaming hardware, released the new AORUS ELITE series – AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3060 ELITE 12G. Inheriting the last-gen RGB three-ring design and light effect, the light source guides light internally so that it creates a brighter and natural RGB light effect. Thereby also achieving a wonderful balance between cooling and RGB lights. AORUS ELITE not only keeps the design spirit of the last-gen, but also has a distinct product recognition in the hardware industry, perfectly expressing the art of gaming, and once again remixes the classic style. Furthermore, gamers have more DOF (degree of freedom) to mix unique RGB lights, and there’ll be up to 8 kinds of mix-color to be created on the “Dazzling” light effect via RGB Fusion 2.0 software. AORUS ELITE series is pretty suit for the enthusiasts who love high-end branding. With unique RGB lights, outlook, and performance, gamers can show their power in and out of the games. The AORUS GeForce RTX™ 3060 ELITE 12G will be officially on shelf on February 25th.

All Around Cooling and Performance
AORUS ELITE series graphics cards adopt the GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X cooling system, feature 3x unique blade fans, alternate spinning, composite copper heat pipes direct touch GPU, 3D active fan and Screen cooling, which together provide highly efficient heat dissipation. These cooling technologies keep the graphics card in a low temperature at any time, resulting in higher and more stable performance. The middle fan spins in reverse to optimize airflow for heat dissipation, enabling more efficient performance at a lower temperature. Screen cooling extends the heatsink to allow air flow to pass through, providing better heat dissipation, and avoids the heat accumulation. The onboard Dual BIOS switch allows gamers to choose between OC and SILENT mode based on their needs without software. Both modes offer the optimal settings tuned by GIGABYTE, providing a handy and more flexible functionality for gamers.

All Around Durability
AORUS graphics cards stand for premium quality. The use of graphene nano lubricant not only makes the fan operation quieter, it also extends the fan lifespan by more than twofold, making the fans as durable as those with double ball bearings. With the multi-phase power supply design, allow the MOSFET to operate at a lower temperature, and over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, to provide excellent performance and longer system life. The back plate not only strengthens the overall structure, but also prevents the PCB from bending or falling parts. AORUS upholds product quality to the highest standards and provides customers with a 4-year product warranty (online registration required within 30 days of purchase) so that customers can enjoy the ultimate gaming excitement with peace of mind.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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