Yeah my one is quieter than my work laptop!
I had a weird issue where the internet kept… stopping… but I retained my connection, downloads kept on full blast etc. - I guessed it was DNS, it was, thankfully that was the only major issue.
The 3060@1080p just means pretty much everything seems to run flawlessly on maxed-out settings (or close to it). Weirdly, Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t see the biggest appearance gain from this - I mean, it looks amazing, but… it already looked pretty good. It doesn’t look like an entirely different game or anything, just like the same thing kicked up a notch and with a rock-solid framerate. Control is a similar story because again it worked very hard to achieve a strong aesthetic already - so whilst both games engage heavily with the RTX stuff, it just enhances an already-extant aesthetic. In both cases the framerate and detail boosts are pretty huge though, especially for combat - it’s just a lot easier to shoot accurately with a high framerate.
Weirdly, the biggest gain so far is on The Division 2. It went from a sorta-okay-ish framerate and looking “fine”, to an incredible framerate and looking like a sequel to itself. Suddenly my character goes from this sort of blurry person who looked fine to this ultra-detailed one where you can see every feature. The environment is similar. Everything is more detailed and picked out with incredible clarity. The shadows/lighting I think are the biggest thing though, particularly outdoors.
Most random benefit of the new machine - I have no idea how this works - but my wireless headset is suddenly noticeably clearer, apparently in both directions. I presume this has nothing to do with the 3060, but it was already in a USB 3.0 slot so I have no idea. Oh and the other random benefit which I guess I should have expected - suddenly all my games look like screenshots from reviews, instead of some sort of meme about instagram vs reality.