Thanks to an extremely compact Phoenix GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card design, Asus is making it possible to build compact desktops and gaming rigs that don't occupy much space on your desk. The just-announced GPU comes in a design with a single fan, allowing gamers to build small form factor (SFF) gaming rigs not much larger than Apple's Mac mini or Intel's NUC desktops . Though the Asus Phoenix GeForce RTX 3060 may be compact, it's still based on Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 design and Ampere specifications, meaning you're going to get 12GB GDDR6 of VRAM, 3,584 CUDA cores, and an aluminum backplate. RGB lighting is notably missing, but that's understandable as most people who are building SFF rigs will likely not add the type of see-through glass windows that are becoming more standard on larger gaming desktops, like HP's Omen 30L . The card can reach boost frequencies of 1,777 MHz in Gaming Mode, and in OC mode, the Phoenix RTX 3060 can go up to 1,807 MHz, which is only a modest increase in clock speeds. Still, this is quite impressive for a card that measures just 17.7 x 12.8 x 5.1 centimeters. Cooling is handled by the… Read full this story
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