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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
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1320
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 428$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating1946
Place by popularity163
Value for money37.6939.68
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104Ampere GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (2 years ago)12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399 $329
Current price$528 (1.3x MSRP)$428 (1.3x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores48643584
Core clock speed1410 MHz1320 MHz
Boost clock speed1665 MHz1777 MHz
Number of transistors17,400 million13,250 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)220 Watt170 Watt
Texture fill rate253.1199.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length242 mm242 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 12-pin1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB12 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz15000 MHz
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/s360.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.21.2
CUDA8.68.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 52.27
+19.5%
RTX 3060 43.74
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 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 mediacal-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

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 20445
+19.5%
RTX 3060 17108

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
+42%
RTX 3060 79706

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
+33.7%
RTX 3060 28375

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
+27.5%
RTX 3060 120745

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3060 Ti 27043
+38.2%
RTX 3060 19572

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
+31.6%
RTX 3060 21379

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
+24.7%
RTX 3060 96416

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
+20.7%
RTX 3060 537787

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
+27.6%
RTX 3060 74845

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
+30%
RTX 3060 98715

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 224
+28%
RTX 3060 175

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 82
+23%
RTX 3060 67

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 13
+47.7%
RTX 3060 9

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 63
+52.8%
RTX 3060 41

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 112
+49.7%
RTX 3060 75

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 62
+22.8%
RTX 3060 50

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 14.2
+42%
RTX 3060 10

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 147
+28.9%
RTX 3060 114

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 3060 Ti 275
+36.6%
RTX 3060 201

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD149
+20.2%
124
−20.2%
1440p92
+17.9%
78
−17.9%
4K59
+18%
50
−18%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 78
−1.3%
79
+1.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121
+63.5%
70−75
−63.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
−7.4%
102
+7.4%
Battlefield 5 145
+18.9%
120−130
−18.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
+19.3%
110−120
−19.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
+0%
78
+0%
Far Cry 5 154
+10%
140
−10%
Far Cry New Dawn 115
−4.3%
120
+4.3%
Forza Horizon 4 200
+52.7%
130−140
−52.7%
Hitman 3 160−170
+18%
130−140
−18%
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
−2.2%
142
+2.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 154
+120%
70−75
−120%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 188
+41.4%
133
−41.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 122
+13%
108
−13%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104
+40.5%
70−75
−40.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
−4.9%
85
+4.9%
Battlefield 5 124
+1.6%
120−130
−1.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 140−150
+19.3%
110−120
−19.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
+4%
75
−4%
Far Cry 5 146
+11.5%
131
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 111
−3.6%
115
+3.6%
Forza Horizon 4 196
+49.6%
130−140
−49.6%
Hitman 3 160−170
+18%
130−140
−18%
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
+6.4%
109
−6.4%
Metro Exodus 113
+39.5%
81
−39.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 89
+27.1%
70−75
−27.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 162
+33.9%
121
−33.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 218
+27.5%
171
−27.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 109
+14.7%
95
−14.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
+1.4%
70−75
−1.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
−1.4%
75
+1.4%
Battlefield 5 114
−7%
120−130
+7%
Cyberpunk 2077 77
+20.3%
64
−20.3%
Far Cry 5 137
+12.3%
122
−12.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
−1%
102
+1%
Forza Horizon 4 173
+32.1%
130−140
−32.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
+49.3%
73
−49.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 77
+30.5%
59
−30.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 90−95
+23%
70−75
−23%
Hitman 3 100−110
+23.8%
80−85
−23.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 92
+19.5%
77
−19.5%
Metro Exodus 68
+36%
50
−36%
Red Dead Redemption 2 57
+58.3%
35−40
−58.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
+32.5%
80
−32.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
+38.3%
45−50
−38.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
+0%
60
+0%
Battlefield 5 98
+10.1%
85−90
−10.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 52
+33.3%
39
−33.3%
Far Cry 5 110
+17%
94
−17%
Far Cry New Dawn 94
+5.6%
89
−5.6%
Forza Horizon 4 150
+57.9%
95−100
−57.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
+31.1%
45
−31.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+29.3%
40−45
−29.3%
Hitman 3 55−60
+28.9%
45−50
−28.9%
Horizon Zero Dawn 53
+26.2%
42
−26.2%
Metro Exodus 44
+37.5%
32
−37.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
+65.2%
21−24
−65.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 58
+34.9%
43
−34.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81
+28.6%
63
−28.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
+50%
30−33
−50%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
+5.3%
38
−5.3%
Battlefield 5 65
+22.6%
50−55
−22.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 25
+38.9%
18
−38.9%
Far Cry 5 65
+35.4%
48
−35.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 65
+30%
50
−30%
Forza Horizon 4 103
+63.5%
60−65
−63.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 33
+22.2%
27
−22.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 52.27 43.74
Recency 1 December 2020 12 January 2021
Cost $399 $329
Memory bus width 256 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4864 3584
Memory bandwidth 448 360
Thermal design power (TDP) 220 Watt 170 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti by AMD

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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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3060 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 from AMD is Radeon RX 5700 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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