NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 sales 1 September 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 GA104 benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 3060 GA104: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date1 September 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$329

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3060 GA104's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 3060 GA104's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3584of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1777 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)170 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate199.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3060 GA104's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3060 GA104: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed15 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth360.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3060 GA104. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 GA104, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.6
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3060 GA104. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


We have no data on GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 benchmark results.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 GA104 from AMD is Radeon RX Vega 64.

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