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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review: Ampere for Only $399

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is affordable and beats the 2080 Super in performance.

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4K is more of an academic question for most gamers buying a $400 GPU, but the 3060 Ti still does as well as the 2080 Super. If you're willing to turn down a few options, you can still hit 60 fps in most games. Just don't plan on playing maxed-out settings with ray tracing at 4K and 60 fps. 

9 Game Average

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The margin of victory at 4K doesn't change much with the 3060 Ti. It's still 5 percent faster than the 2080 Super, and 44 percent faster than the 2060 Super. Overclocked, it's only 2 percent behind the stock RTX 3070. It's also 19 percent slower than the RX 6800, but that's fine considering it costs over 30 percent less. Of the nine games we tested, the 3060 Ti manages more than 60 fps at 4K in four games. We'll look at a slightly wider selection below. 

Borderlands 3

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Division 2

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Far Cry 5

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Final Fantasy XIV

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Forza Horizon 4

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Metro Exodus

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Red Dead Redemption 2

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4

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Strange Brigade

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Jarred Walton

Jarred Walton is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on everything GPU. He has been working as a tech journalist since 2004, writing for AnandTech, Maximum PC, and PC Gamer. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.