When we talk about mainstream offerings in the graphics card space we're talking about affordability and how that factors into performance. As per our review of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 EAGLE 12GB
's mainstream Ampere offering presents the prospect of uncompromising 1080p performance. And it delivers.
That is, until you see the price. Something born from the current insanity when it comes to PC hardware shortages.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is mainstream Ampere in every sense of the term, across competitive titles like Rainbow Six Siege churning out super high frames at 1080p through to cutting-edge effects like ray-tracing adding incredible levels of detail when paired with DLSS rendering.
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The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 EAGLE is a brilliant choice too, offering up a lightweight form-factor, whisper quiet performance (basically silent), and low temps (we’re talking in the 60-degree range) that still leaves room for overclocking clock speeds or memory to add an additional 5% or so performance without breaking a sweat. Build quality is excellent too with a sturdy back-plate and Gigabyte’s own impressive Windforce cooling.
The GeForce RTX 3060 EAGLE is small too, a lot smaller than basically every RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 out there, so it’ll leave plenty of room for airflow even in smaller cases. As a 1080p offering it’s hard to look past the RTX 3060, and if you’re one of the 15% or so of PC gamers rocking a GeForce GTX 1060 or something like it, well, there’s no better time to upgrade. That is if current stock issues weren't causing all sorts of madness when it comes to pricing and availability.