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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
- Core clock speed 1410
- Max video memory 8192 MB
- Memory type GDDR6
- Memory clock speed 14000
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
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 200 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at
percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||13|
|Value for money (0-100)||3.10|
|GPU code name||Ampere GA104|
|Release date||1 December 2020 (less than a year ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$399|
|Price now||$910 (2.3x MSRP)||of 12215 (Quadro GV100)|
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 cores||4864||of 10752 (GA102)|
|Core clock speed||1410 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Boost clock speed||1665 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||17,400 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||8 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||200 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||253.1||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 12-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: 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.
|Maximum RAM amount||8 GB||of 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||14000 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||448.0 GB/s||of 1024 (Radeon VII)|
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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
|DirectX||12 Ultimate (12_2)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
This video card matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||121|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||95|
|Far Cry New Dawn||111|
|Forza Horizon 4||200|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||139|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||154|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||157|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||122|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||104|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||81|
|Far Cry New Dawn||108|
|Forza Horizon 4||196|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||116|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||89|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||149|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||218|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||109|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||75|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||74|
|Far Cry New Dawn||99|
|Forza Horizon 4||173|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||109|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||77|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||92|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||57|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||103|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||65|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||60|
|Far Cry New Dawn||94|
|Forza Horizon 4||150|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||59|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||53|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||38|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||56|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||81|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||45|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||40|
|Far Cry New Dawn||65|
|Forza Horizon 4||103|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||33|
Overall GeForce RTX 3060 Ti performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.
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