NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104: specs and benchmarks

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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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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GA104
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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

Of GeForce RTX 3060 GA104's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureAmpere
GPU code nameGA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date1 September 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$329
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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 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Boost clock speed1777 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)170 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate199.0of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm
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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed15 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth360.0 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

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

AMD equivalent

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

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