NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1410
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2020
Performance 52.41

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

52.41%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

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

Place in performance rating19
Place by popularity17
Value for money27.46
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$518 (1.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores4864of 18432 (AD102)
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 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate253.1of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3060 Ti'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 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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

RTX 3060 Ti 52.41
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 26%

RTX 3060 Ti 20456

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 113215

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%

RTX 3060 Ti 37941

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3060 Ti 27043

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3060 Ti 28145

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%

RTX 3060 Ti 153968

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%

RTX 3060 Ti 120183

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 648858

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: 5%

RTX 3060 Ti 128321

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 224

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 82

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 13

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 63

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 112

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 62

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 14.2

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 147

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 3060 Ti 275

Game benchmarks

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

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

Full HD149
1440p92
4K59

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 78
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
Battlefield 5 145
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
Cyberpunk 2077 78
Far Cry 5 154
Far Cry New Dawn 115
Forza Horizon 4 200
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
Red Dead Redemption 2 154
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 188
Watch Dogs: Legion 122
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 5 146
Far Cry New Dawn 111
Forza Horizon 4 196
Hitman 3 160−170
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
Metro Exodus 113
Red Dead Redemption 2 89
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 162
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 218
Watch Dogs: Legion 109
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
Battlefield 5 114
Cyberpunk 2077 77
Far Cry 5 137
Far Cry New Dawn 101
Forza Horizon 4 173
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
Watch Dogs: Legion 77
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
Hitman 3 100−110
Horizon Zero Dawn 92
Metro Exodus 68
Red Dead Redemption 2 57
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
Battlefield 5 98
Cyberpunk 2077 52
Far Cry 5 110
Far Cry New Dawn 94
Forza Horizon 4 150
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 53
Metro Exodus 44
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
Battlefield 5 65
Cyberpunk 2077 25
Far Cry 5 65
Far Cry New Dawn 65
Forza Horizon 4 103
Watch Dogs: Legion 33

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6750 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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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

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