NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G2D Mark, PassMark - G3D Mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score, Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 7 month(s) later
  • Around 2% higher core clock speed: 1395 MHz vs 1365 MHz
  • Around 1% higher boost clock speed: 1695 MHz vs 1680 MHz
  • 5.5x more pipelines: 10496 vs 1920
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 8 nm vs 12 nm
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 24 GB vs 6 GB
  • Around 31% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 983 vs 751
  • Around 86% better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 25728 vs 13846
  • 2.6x better performance in 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score: 19930 vs 7603
  • 2.9x better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 205208 vs 70360
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 vs 7 January 2019
Core clock speed 1395 MHz vs 1365 MHz
Boost clock speed 1695 MHz vs 1680 MHz
Pipelines 10496 vs 1920
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm vs 12 nm
Maximum memory size 24 GB vs 6 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 983 vs 751
PassMark - G3D Mark 25728 vs 13846
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19930 vs 7603
Geekbench - OpenCL 205208 vs 70360

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

  • 2.2x lower typical power consumption: 160 Watt vs 350 Watt
  • 11.5x more memory clock speed: 14000 MHz vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 160 Watt vs 350 Watt
Memory clock speed 14000 MHz vs 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective)

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
983
751
PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
25728
13846
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
19930
7603
Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
205208
70360
Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
PassMark - G2D Mark 983 751
PassMark - G3D Mark 25728 13846
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 19930 7603
Geekbench - OpenCL 205208 70360
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 220.629
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 3131.344
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 21.852
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 135.725
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 1126.61
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 56437
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 19427
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 23622
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 56437

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Essentials

Architecture Ampere Turing
Code name GA102 TU106
Launch date 1 Sep 2020 7 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $1499 $349
Place in performance rating 1 8
Type Desktop Desktop
Price now $349.99
Value for money (0-100) 62.74

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1695 MHz 1680 MHz
Core clock speed 1395 MHz 1365 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 8 nm 12 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 556.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 35.58 TFLOPS (1:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 35.58 TFLOPS
Pipelines 10496 1920
Pixel fill rate 189.8 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 556.0 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 350 Watt 160 Watt
Transistor count 28300 million 10,800 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
DisplayPort count 2
DisplayPort support
HDMI

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Height 138 mm (5.4 inches)
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 313 mm (12.3 inches) 229 mm
Recommended system power (PSU) 750 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 1x 12-pin 1x 8-pin
Width Triple-slot

API support

DirectX 12.2 12
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 24 GB 6 GB
Memory bandwidth 936.2 GB/s
Memory bus width 384 bit 192 Bit
Memory clock speed 1219 MHz (19.5 Gbps effective) 14000 MHz
Memory type GDDR6X GDDR6