MSI unveils GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti AERO ITX

Published: 27th Jan 2021, 09:40 GMT   Comments

MSI announces AERO Mini ITX series

MSI has unveiled four Mini ITX graphics cards based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture.

We have already mentioned the AERO ITX series two weeks ago when MSI first showcased a single photo of the upcoming product designed in Mini ITX form factor. Until yesterday, MSI did not list the series on its website. The company has now added four products based on RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 SKUs.

Both SKUs look pretty much identical, in fact, the manufacturer is even using the same backplate photo for both cards, although they feature different graphics processors. The RTX 3060 Ti has GA104 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores while RTX 3060 will ship with 3584 cores.

There is also a big difference in memory capacity as the Ti model is equipped with 8GB GDDR6 14 Gbps memory, whereas the non-Ti AERO model comes with 12GB GDDR6 15 Gbps memory.  Despite the fact that RTX 3060 has more memory running at a faster clock, the theoretical bandwidth is lower due to the limited 192-bit bus.

Both SKUs have the same dimensions of 172 x 125 x 43 mm, but the RTX 3060 Ti model is 56g heavier than RTX 3060 (559g vs 503g).


 
MSI RTX 3060 12GB AERO ITX
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA106-300 Base Clock : 1320 MHz
Cores : 3584 Boost Clock : 1777 MHz
TMUs : 112 Memory Clock : 15 Gbps
ROPs : 48 Memory : 12 GB GDDR6 192b


 
MSI RTX 3060 12GB AERO ITX OC
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA106-300 Base Clock : 1320 MHz
Cores : 3584 Boost Clock : 1792 MHz (+0.8%)
TMUs : 112 Memory Clock : 15 Gbps
ROPs : 48 Memory : 12 GB GDDR6 192b

 

The graphics cards are kept in a dual-slot design with a single fan. There are no changes to display output configuration, both SKUs offer three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 connectors.

The OC variants are overclocked to 1695 MHz (RTX 3060 Ti), while RTX 3060 1792 MHz GPU Boost frequency. This is a cosmetic change that shouldn’t noticeably affect performance. After all, the AERO ITX series are not designed for overclocking.


 
MSI RTX 3060 Ti 8GB AERO ITX OC
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA104-200 Base Clock : 1410 MHz
Cores : 4864 Boost Clock : 1695 MHz (+1.8%)
TMUs : 152 Memory Clock : 14 Gbps
ROPs : 80 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 256b


 
MSI RTX 3060 Ti 8GB AERO ITX
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA104-200 Base Clock : 1410 MHz
Cores : 4864 Boost Clock : 1665 MHz
TMUs : 152 Memory Clock : 14 Gbps
ROPs : 80 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 256b

GeForce RTX™ 3060 AERO ITX Series

The GeForce® RTX 3060 lets you take on the latest games using the power of Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd generation RTX architecture. Get incredible performance with enhanced Ray Tracing Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed G6 memory.

RTX 3060 AERO ITX OC

  • 1792 MHz / 15 Gbps
  • 12GB GDDR6
  • DisplayPort x 3
  • HDMI x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1)

RTX 3060 Ti AERO ITX OC

  • 1695 MHz / 14 Gbps
  • 8GB GDDR6
  • DisplayPort x 3
  • HDMI x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1)

Small Form Factor Design

  • Perfect for small form factor systems and HTPC.
  • Custom fan design with a unique curve to enhance heat dissipation.
  • Copper heatpipes maximize heat transfer from the surface of the baseplate for better cooling.

MSI RTX 3060 AERO ITX vs RTX 3060 Ti AERO ITX, Source: MSI




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