NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3060 Ti sales 1 December 2020 at a recommended price of $399 . This is a high-end Ampere architecture desktop card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 448.0 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 220 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 53.04% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking38
Place by popularity13
Value for money44.23
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$361 (0.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores4864of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1410 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1665 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors17,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)220 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate253.1of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 Ti: 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 amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. 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 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.

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

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 3060 Ti 20576

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 3060 Ti 81097

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

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3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

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3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 3060 Ti 443119

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 3060 Ti 95490

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 129

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD133
1440p81
4K50

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 83

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
Battlefield 5 145
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 81
Far Cry 5 125
Far Cry New Dawn 108
Forza Horizon 4 200
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
Red Dead Redemption 2 154
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 98
Watch Dogs: Legion 122

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
Battlefield 5 124
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 119
Far Cry New Dawn 104
Forza Horizon 4 196
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
Metro Exodus 69
Red Dead Redemption 2 89
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 94
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 128
Watch Dogs: Legion 109

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
Battlefield 5 114
Cyberpunk 2077 77
Far Cry 5 111
Far Cry New Dawn 93
Forza Horizon 4 173
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 65
Watch Dogs: Legion 77

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 92
Metro Exodus 45
Red Dead Redemption 2 57
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 79

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
Battlefield 5 98
Cyberpunk 2077 52
Far Cry 5 94
Far Cry New Dawn 88
Forza Horizon 4 150
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60
Watch Dogs: Legion 59

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 53
Metro Exodus 34
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 52
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 66

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
Battlefield 5 65
Cyberpunk 2077 25
Far Cry 5 57
Far Cry New Dawn 58
Forza Horizon 4 103
Watch Dogs: Legion 33

Relative perfomance

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 3060 Ti according to our statistics.

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