NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 videocard review

GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 videocard released by NVIDIA; release date: 1 Sep 2021. At the time of release, the videocard cost $329. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on Ampere microarchitecture codenamed GA104.

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 - 17400 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

3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
19940
8878
Name Value
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 8878

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture Ampere
Code name GA104
Launch date 1 Sep 2021
Launch price (MSRP) $329
Place in performance rating 37
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 17400 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