PNY GeForce RTX 3060 in Mini-ITX form factor
Interesting product with an unfortunate name.
Meet “PNY GeForce RTX 3060 12GB XLR8 Gaming REVEL EPIC-X RGB Single Fan Edition”. This product name itself would probably deserve a separate article, because it is simply ridiculous, however, let’s focus on the graphics card.
This PNY model is actually the third RTX 3060 listed by the company. It is also the first in Mini-ITX form factor. The card measures 17 x 12.5 x 4 cm (6.69″ x 4.92″ x 1.57″) and it is kept in a dual-slot design. It would appear that the card is semi-custom, which means full custom cooler design but reference PCB, however, no pictures of the PCB have been shared by the company. We do learn from the specs that this model will require a single 8-pin power connector though.
Now, when it comes to the specifications. When NVIDIA announced RTX 3060 graphics cards we noticed that PNY is the only manufacturer to list different specifications, different from other AIBs and NVIDIA themselves. Since the SKU was announced last month the company has not changed the specs, in fact, it is now a third card listed with the exact same clock speeds. Thus, we will assume that PNY has plans to sell this card with such specs and the frequencies listed on the website are not a mistake.
Officially RTX 3060 has a base clock of 1320 MHz and a boost clock of 1777 MHz. PNY’s XLR8 RTX 3060 model has a base clock of 1627 MHz and a boost clock of 1852 MHz. Interestingly it would also have a memory clock of 14 Gbps, which is slower than NVIDIA’s. We have heard that the specs listed by PNY were actually the original specs for RTX 3060, but they were changed by NVIDIA shortly before launch. It is possible that the company has simply not updated the specs, which is simply hilarious.
Apart from the confusing frequencies, we have the GA106 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR6 memory across a 192-bit memory bus. The card is designed for 170W TDP.
PNY RTX 3060 Specifications, Source: PNY
|PNY RTX 3060 12GB XLR8 REVEL EPIC-X RGB Single Fan|
|Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database|
|GPU :||GA106-300||Base Clock :||1627 MHz (+23.3%)|
|Cores :||3584||Boost Clock :||1852 MHz (+4.2%)|
|TMUs :||112||Memory Clock :||14 Gbps (-6.7%)|
|ROPs :||48||Memory :||12 GB GDDR6 192b|
The PNY design is a copy of Gainwards RTX 3060 Pegasus. Both cards are manufactured by the same ODM.
PNY XLR8 and Gainward Peagsus RTX 3060
PNY’s design is a fourth Mini-ITX card based on RTX 3060 GPU:
MSI AERO ITX and PALIT StormX RTX 3060