As CES 2021 rolls on, MSI announced their entire GeForce RTX 3060 family of video cards. With the RTX 3060 series starting at $330, this will bring the latest Ampere architecture in a more affordable package. MSI will be releasing four different series starting from Gaming Trio, followed by Gaming, Ventus, and smaller Aero ITX series.
There will be 10 cards in all, listed below with links to specifications (if available) on MSI’s website:
- GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X TRIO 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING TRIO 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 3X 12G OC
- GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 3X 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 2X 12G OC
- GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 2X 12G
- GeForce RTX 3060 AERO ITX 12G OC
- GeForce RTX 3060 AERO ITX 12G
See below for the full announcement from MSI:
As a leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI is proud to announce a new graphics card line-up based on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3060 GPU, uniting the latest in graphics technology, high-performance circuit board design, and advanced cooling.
With its efficient, high-performance architecture and the second generation of NVIDIA RTX™, the GeForce RTX™ 3060 brings amazing hardware ray-tracing capabilities and support for NVIDIA DLSS and other technologies, and is priced starting at $329.
Like all RTX 30 Series GPUs, the RTX 3060 supports the trifecta of GeForce gaming innovations: NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, which accelerate performance and enhance image quality. Together with real-time ray tracing, these technologies are the foundation of the GeForce gaming platform, which brings unparalleled performance and features to games and gamers everywhere.
GAMING TRIO Series
Leading the updated GAMING TRIO series with GeForce RTX 3060 is the new TORX Fan 4.0 design with pairs of fan blades bound together with an outer link, forming a rim that focuses airflow into the updated TRI FROZR 2 cooling system. Mystic Light elevates the graphics card’s appearance, illuminating color in synchrony with the other PC components through Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link, controlled within the Dragon Center software utility. GAMING TRIO has been refreshed with a new look while maintaining the same great balance between performance, cooling, and low-noise that gamers have come to trust.
MSI also brings the GAMING series with the iconic TWIN FROZR 8 thermal design to GeForce RTX 3060. Compared to the previous generation, the dual fan design has been improved with TORX FAN 4.0, with fan blade pairs bound together with an outer link to focus airflow into the TWIN FROZR 8 cooling system. The heatsink features advanced aero- and thermodynamic technologies for efficient heat dissipation, lowering temperatures and maintaining high performance. A new look emphasizes the dazzling Mystic Light RGB infused into the card. Easily control and synchronize LED-lit components with the upgraded MSI Dragon Center software.
The VENTUS series comes to GeForce RTX 3060, now enhanced with MSI’s acclaimed TORX FAN 3.0., and available in triple and dual fan variants. The performance-focused design of VENTUS maintains the essentials to accomplish any task at hand whether it’s for play or for work. A powerful cooling system, reinforcing brushed-finish backplate, and the solid industrial aesthetic make the VENTUS card suitable for any PC build.
AERO ITX Series
The power of a full-size graphics card in an incredibly small package. MSI AERO ITX series with GeForce RTX 3060, utilizes a single high-performance fan on a compact heatsink with efficient heatpipes for optimized thermal dissipation. AERO ITX graphics cards are excellent for small form factor systems, fitting into virtually any system while guaranteeing immersive gaming experiences.
MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card Overclocking software. It gives you full control of your graphics card and enables you to monitor your system’s key metrics in real-time. Afterburner gives you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.
MSI DRAGON CENTER
MSI Dragon Center is a brand-new software platform with the goal to integrate all MSI software for components, desktops, laptops and peripherals. The all-new software features Gaming Mode, which instantly optimizes your hardware for the best gaming experience including SSD, monitor and network settings. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve, including more unique functionalities and benefits for MSI users.
The new MSI GeForce RTX 3060 series graphics cards are expected to be available starting the end of February 2021.
Keep an eye on Overclockers.com for more from CES 2021.