NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 6192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q sales 4 January 2021. This is Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6192 MB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 GB/s are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureAmpere
GPU code nameGN20-E3 GA106
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q'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 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Boost clock speed1283 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,250 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate153.8of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q: 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 amount6192 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed12 GB/sof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth264.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2
CUDA8.6

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M.

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User rating

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