Pink GPU PCBs Arrive in 'Sakura and Snow' 3060 Ti ITX Graphics Card

(Image credit: @harukaze5719/Twitter)

So far, no graphics card manufacturer has released a pink GeForce RTX 30/40 or Radeon RX 6000/7000-series board. But a Chinese company called Zephyr has decided to change this with its compact GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ITX (h/t @harukaze5719).

The Zephyr GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ITX is a fairly standard graphics card based on Nvidia's GA104 GPU with 4864 CUDA cores mated with 8GB pf GDDR6X memory using a 256-bit interface and equipped with four display outputs (three DisplayPort and one HDMI). The board is rather small and can fit into compact Mini-ITX systems, but its main selling point is its pink-and-white "Sakura and Snow" color scheme. The main feature of this color scheme is a pink PCB — something we've never encountered before. 

While we have seen various graphics cards in pink livery and with pink cooling systems, Zephyr's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ITX is the only board (that we know of) to use a pink PCB. Other 'pink' PC components that we have seen so far have used white- or even black-printed circuit boards — which makes sense, as modders building pink PC rigs are mainly interested in pink coolers and backplates. 

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti can still be considered one of the best inexpensive graphics cards for now, but this is almost certainly going to change when Nvidia launches its $299 GeForce RTX 4060 — which promises to deliver performance comparable or higher to that of the RTX 3060 Ti — later this month.

(Image credit: @harukaze5719/Twitter)

The popularity of PC modding is the main reason makers of PC hardware release loads of components in various color schemes — from all-white and all-black to violet with graffiti-like spatters of deep purplePink, however, has remained relatively rare. Unfortunately, Zephyr appears to be (yet another) small vendor from China that sells select products locally, and is unlikely to make its products available outside outside of the country.

In addition to the Zephyr GeForce RTX 3060 ITX in Sakura and Snow livery, the company also has GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Spindrift in white and blue (with a blue PCB).

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • Roland Of Gilead
  • Metal Messiah.
    A great valentine's gift for your GF or wife, since they like PINK shades ! :p
  • bit_user
    OMG, just when Noctua's color scheme has finally gained some degree of acceptance comes one even worse...

    Me? I almost consider good 'ol fashioned green PCBs a selling point! Is there anyone besides Supermicro making them?

    ...but, as I don't used windowed cases or RGB anything, they could be orange and purple, as far as it matters.
  • Sleepy_Hollowed
    I’ve always found these type of cards great, and considering these are brighter, I wish more cards had brighter colors.

    Then again, I keep my case hidden so it’s not that relevant, but it could for those with desktops on the desk and with clear type cases.
  • tennis2
    Zephyr should watch some GamersNexus videos. Closing in the top edge with the fan shroud might look clean, is a big no-no. ESPECIALLY when you're trying to cool a 220W TDP card with a single fan.
  • Amdlova
    So cute... need it for my new sh%t pc!
  • TechLurker
    Yeston should adopt this light pink color as well as sky blue, and white PCBs for their cards.

    That aside, I don't get the irrational hate for the color. If anything, I wish there were more PCB colors; especially for motherboards. At least silver-gray and white PCB options, with a few niche colors for certain editions, such as Red for MSI's or ASUS' top end (such as ASUS' Crossfire and Maximus).

    I remember when before RGB, we had purple, blue, orange, red, green (in dark green, green, and light green variants), bowel-brown, and jaundice yellow PCB variety in both AGP and mobo PCBs.
  • Matt_ogu812
    The things a company will do to make a buck.