NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3060 sales 12 January 2021 at a recommended price of $329. This is Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 12 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 15 GB/s are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 360.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 242 mm. 1x 12-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 170 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce RTX 3060 benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3060's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Architecture
Ampere
 
Code name
GA106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
12 January 2021
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$329
 
Price now
$1131
 
of 8604 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3060's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 3060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost Clock
1777 MHz
 
Transistor count
13,250 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
170 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
199.0
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3060's 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).
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
Length
242 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
Maximum RAM amount
12 GB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
15 GB/s
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
360.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
Shader Model
6.5
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2
 
CUDA
8.6
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 from AMD is Radeon RX Vega 64.

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