RTX 2060 vs RTX 3050 8 GB

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Games supported 99%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1320
  • Max video memory 6144
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 320$
Games supported 97%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating84100
Value for money42.0147.01
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameTuring TU106GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 January 2019 (3 years ago)4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$349 $249
Current price$375 (1.1x MSRP)$320 (1.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores19202560
Core clock speed1320 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1620 MHz1777 MHz
Number of transistors10,800 million12,000 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)175 Watt130 Watt
Texture fill rate201.6142.2

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length229 mm242 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GB8 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI++
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1212 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.6
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.23.0
Vulkan1.2.1311.3
CUDA7.58.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2060 47.23
+10.9%
RTX 3050 8 GB 42.58
  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 2060 13990
+10.9%
RTX 3050 8 GB 12612

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD120no data
1440p76no data
4K50no data

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 92 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79 no data
Battlefield 5 145 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 135 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Far Cry 5 103 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 101 no data
Forza Horizon 4 140 no data
Hitman 3 45−50 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 101 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 102 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 107 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 101 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 78 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 64 no data
Battlefield 5 129 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 118 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Far Cry 5 99 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 97 no data
Forza Horizon 4 131 no data
Hitman 3 45−50 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 78 no data
Metro Exodus 67 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 56 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 96 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 136 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 87 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55 no data
Battlefield 5 119 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Far Cry 5 94 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 88 no data
Forza Horizon 4 105 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 73 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 45 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 76 no data
Hitman 3 45−50 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 52 no data
Metro Exodus 42 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 35 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 42 no data
Battlefield 5 45−50 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Far Cry 5 45−50 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 76 no data
Forza Horizon 4 45−50 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 30 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43 no data
Hitman 3 45−50 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 30 no data
Metro Exodus 26 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 24 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 28 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24 no data
Battlefield 5 53 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50 no data
Far Cry 5 41 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 42 no data
Forza Horizon 4 59 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 17 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 47.23 42.58
Novelty 6 January 2019 4 January 2022
Cost $349 $249
Memory bus width 192 128
Memory bandwidth 336 224
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1920 2560
Chip lithography 12 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 175 Watt 130 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2060 by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2060's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6600, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 56, which is faster by 8% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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