RTX 3060 Nicehash mining overclock settings

GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G - RTX 3060 mining overclock
Gigabyte RTX 3060 12GB triple fan.

I recently managed to buy a Gigabyte RTX 3060 without lining the pockets of a scaler, lucky me! I recently discussed how I was able to circumvent the Nvidia crypto mining limitations: Unlock RTX 3060 mining hash rate (that post also includes access to the driver). This doubled the RTX 3060 Nicehash mining rate using the ‘unlocked’ Nvidia beta driver – going from ~22MH/s up to ~40MH/s. Impressive!

Now I am going to share my RTX 3060 overclock settings, which enabled me to achieve a further 10% uplift in Nicehash performance. But first I must disclaimer that you are responsible for your own hardware and any changes you make are at your own risk. What’s more, modern silicone is a lottery, you might not get these exact mining hash rates, or you might get more; keep an eye on your thermals and protect your card and safety of your system accordingly!

RTX 3060 mining overclock settings

Before the overclock I was seeing between 38 and 41.5 MH/s when Nicehash was running the DaggerHashimoto algorithm (on the 470.05 driver). After some tweaks in MSI Afterburner, I was able to consistently strike 44+MH/s, a nice 10% increase.

RTX 3060 mining overclock - nicehash mining hash rate

My settings are mainly based on those recommended for the RTX 3060Ti here: https://miningchamber.com/gpu-mining/rtx-3060-ti-mining-settings. The synopsis is as follows:

  • Lower the core clock rate
  • Lower the power limit(%)
  • Increase the memory clock rate
RTX 3060 mining overclock - msi afterburner settings
My RTX 3060 MSI afterburner settings
  • Power limit: 65%
  • Core Clock: -400 MHz
  • Memory Clock + 800 MHz
  • Fan Speed: Auto

EDIT: I have since managed even greater hash rates, which I have covered in a new post: More RTX 3060 Nicehash overclocking.

I would suggest that these settings rest on the side of caution and are stretching my card too hard. I am happy that the card is stable with these settings and is in fact running a little cooler at the same or lower fan speed than at stock. What’s more, Nicehash suggests that my total wattage has dropped from 140w to 110w – lowering the ROI for the card.

I am using the profile switching function in MSI Afterburner to make it easy to flick back to stock settings and play some video games when I want to. I’d recommend this for anyone else mining on their card to record the outrageous cost of buying it.

Have you overclocked your RTX 3060? Share your afterburner settings and hashrate in the comments below… Let’s see who won the silicon lottery!

11 Replies to “RTX 3060 Nicehash mining overclock settings”

  1. Hi, I have KFA2 3060 EX 12GB and I am getting between 48-49 MH/s with Nicehash Quickminer but with some settings adjusted manually via their OCTune.
    -300
    +1300
    115W
    Everything rock stable.

    1. Nice! I pushed my memory clock as high as +1100, but saw diminishing returns on the quickminer hash rate.

  2. drop thr core all the way. +1300 memory. max 90%-100% fan. You cores are reading cool but your ram is probably hitting 90c with auto fan.

    1. Thanks for your help! I have since bumped the mem clock +1300 and slowly increased my power limit from 65% to watch my quickminer (daggerhash) hash rate reach ~48MH/s! It would seem that my card does not have a vram temp sensor, but I have setup a more aggressive fan curve in Afterburner to keep the card safe.

  3. I just got my card yesterday. Clocked it right away. Now trying to find best settings and nmoticed that I am probably pretty close. I don’t like noise and becouse my computer isn’t hidden my carage I use fans at left 81 and right 83. Solid not fan curve. Maybe I should run them 90 or something… thet could give a card some lifetime more…?

    GPU boost clock 1686(-151)
    Memory +1330
    Power taget 63
    GPU taget 80

    Gpu temp stays at 65
    hashing 44-45MH/s
    Power consume 106-109W
    efficiency somewhere between 410-425kH/J

    I have GTX 1060 6G at the same rig too so case temp was pretty high (so am I) and a got to increase all the case fan speeds and i switced on my psu fan too. (Seasonic platinum)
    I get combined hashrate aound 65MH/s with this combo.

    Total power consume at my rig is around 220W (from wall) when mining.

    Rock stable this one too!

  4. MSI Afterburner on Gigabyte Vision 3060 12GB
    GPU 1087-1132 Mhz
    MEM: 8600
    V: 812-840 mV
    Temp: 46’C
    Core Volt: +25%
    Core Clock: -400
    Mem Clock: +1300
    Power limit 65%
    Fan Speed 65%
    Speed: 48,7 – 49,2
    Of Course 470.05
    Power: 110W

  5. I Use on Gainward Ghost 3060 12gb

    Power Limit : 65
    Core Clock : -500
    Memory Clock +1200

    48-49 MH/s on 117-119w.

  6. Date 25.06.2021
    Galax RTX 3060 Ex 1 Click
    Nvidia : 470.05
    Core Clock: -150
    Memory Clock : +1403
    Power Limit : % 74
    Temp Limit : 75 C
    Fan Speed % 60
    Temp 58 C
    Speed : 49.80 MH/S
    125 W
    T-Rex Miner V0.20.4

  7. asus tuf rtx 3060
    core 1080
    mem8500,alittle further and boom
    core volt 800
    temp 48
    fan speed 60%
    48.2 mh/s
    power:under 110w

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