GALAX announces GeForce RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini, a perfect card for HTPCs

Published: 24th Nov 2021, 14:31 GMT   Comments

GALAX RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini

GALAX introduces a brand new GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.

The graphics card called GALAXY RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini [FG] is based on the latest GA106-302 GPU, or as we call it, RTX 3060 LHR SKU. The FG stands for ‘For Gamers’ which is basically what GALAX thinks will discourage crypto-miners from buying these cards (spoiler alert: it won’t).

What our readers may not be aware of is that GALAX is one of the largest graphics card makers in the world. For GeForce RT 30 series alone, the company launches 155 different SKUs (you can see the full list here). Interestingly, none of the cards released thus far was a Mini-ITX form factor, which means that Metaltop Mini is the first single-fan design in the entire Ampere series.

The RTX 3060 Metaltop measures only 16.8 cm in length, 11.5 cm in width, and 4 cm in height. Despite being a single-fan design, the card supports 0dB technology, which means that the fan will be turned off under light load. So technically this would make a perfect card for Home Theather PC with large 12GB GDDR6 memory and near-silent operation.

This is not the only RTX 3060 card in the Mini-ITX form factor though. Another Chinese company, Colorful, recently unveiled its iGame Mini series, which interestingly also offers a shroud in a similar color scheme:

The RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini FG is not factory-overclocked. The card features a default 1777 MHz boost clock and there is no OC-button like on the Colorful’s model. Galax confirms that the card will be available shortly through the company’s webstore. The announcement came from Galax China, so it is unclear if the company has plans to sell this model in other regions.

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA106-302 Base Clock : 1320 MHz
Cores : 3584 Boost Clock : 1777 MHz
TMUs : 112 Memory Clock : 15 Gbps
ROPs : 48 Memory : 12 GB GDDR6 192b

Source: GALAX

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