NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 videocard review

GeForce RTX 3060 videocard released by NVIDIA; release date: 12 Jan 2021. At the time of release, the videocard cost $329. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on Ampere microarchitecture codenamed GA106.

Core clock speed - 1320 MHz. Boost clock speed - 1777 MHz. Texture fill rate - 199.0 GTexel/s. Pipelines - 3584. Manufacturing process technology - 8 nm. Transistors count - 13250 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 170 Watt.

Memory type: GDDR6. Maximum RAM amount - 12 GB. Memory bus width - 192 bit. Memory clock speed - 1875 MHz (15 Gbps effective). Memory bandwidth - 360 GB/s.

Benchmarks

PassMark
G3D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
26983
16632
PassMark
G2D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1149
940
Geekbench
OpenCL
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
237214
96463
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
737.298 mPixels/s
308.023 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
7585.258 Frames/s
4009.155 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
66.951 Frames/s
28.790 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
383.037 Frames/s
190.347 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
2563.250 mHash/s
1152.780 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
34770 Frames
22468 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
23622 Frames
3717 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
56437 Frames
3359 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
34770.000 Fps
22468.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
23622.000 Fps
3717.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
56437.000 Fps
3359.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
19970
8840
Name Value
PassMark - G3D Mark 16632
PassMark - G2D Mark 940
Geekbench - OpenCL 96463
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 308.023 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 4009.155 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 28.790 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 190.347 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 1152.780 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 22468 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3717 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3359 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 22468.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3717.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3359.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 8840

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture Ampere
Code name GA106
Launch date 12 Jan 2021
Launch price (MSRP) $329
Place in performance rating 42
Type Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1777 MHz
Core clock speed 1320 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 199.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 12.74 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 12.74 TFLOPS
Pipelines 3584
Pixel fill rate 85.30 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 199.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 170 Watt
Transistor count 13250 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Form factor Dual-slot
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
Length 242 mm (9.5 inches)
Recommended system power (PSU) 450 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 1x 12-pin
Width 112 mm (4.4 inches)

API support

DirectX 12.2
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 12 GB
Memory bandwidth 360 GB/s
Memory bus width 192 bit
Memory clock speed 1875 MHz (15 Gbps effective)
Memory type GDDR6