With my first look at the newly launched RTX 3060, I had the chance to take a look at the XC Black which has a stock 3060 clock and is designed to reach the target MSRP Nvidia announced. But what other kinds of options are out there? MSI sent over their RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio which has an overclock out of the box and a significantly larger three fan design. I’m excited to see what MSI has going on with their higher-end RTX 3060 and to see how the 3060 performs with an overclock. So let’s dive in and see what the Gaming X Trio is all about!

Product Name: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes Compton

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Graphics Processing Unit

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060


PCI Express® Gen 4


3584 Units

Core Clocks

Boost: 1852 MHz

Memory Speed

15 Gbps



Memory Bus



DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4a)

HDMI x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1)

HDCP Support


Power Consumption


Power Connectors

8-pin x 2

Recommended PSU (W)


Card Dimension(mm)

323 x 140 x 56 mm

Weight (card / package)

1477 g / 2305 g


Before diving into everything I do always take a look with GPUz to double-check that the listed specifications match up with what I am getting in my testing. In the case of the RTX 3060 Gaming X Trio, it has a boost clock of 1852 MHz where the stock 3060 clock is 1777 MHz. GPUz does confirm the boost clock as well as the memory clock speeds. It also gives us the BIOS version of the card I tested for future reference as well as the driver version which is the pre-release Nvidia provided driver. It does have the sub vendor wrong though for some reason lol as this isn’t an EVGA card but that is okay. I forgive you GPUz.

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