GeForce RTX 3060 vs RTX 3060 Ti

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Aggregate performance score

We've compared GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060, covering specs and all relevant benchmarks.

RTX 3060 Ti
2020
8 GB GDDR6, 220 Watt
53.16
+20.1%

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by a significant 20% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking4371
Place by popularity185
Cost-effectiveness evaluation44.6542.84
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameAmpere GA104Ampere GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (3 years ago)12 January 2021 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399 $329
Current price$361 (0.9x MSRP)$317 (1x MSRP)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

RTX 3060 Ti has 4% better value for money than RTX 3060.

Detailed specifications

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
Power consumption (TDP)220 Watt170 Watt
Texture fill rate253.1199.0

Form factor & compatibility

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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM 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--

Connectivity and outputs

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 compatibility

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

RTX 3060 Ti 53.16
+20.1%
RTX 3060 44.25

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 20% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


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 20528
+20.2%
RTX 3060 17085

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 20% in Passmark.

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 35683
+25.8%
RTX 3060 28375

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 26% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

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 78597
RTX 3060 79706
+1.4%

RTX 3060 outperforms RTX 3060 Ti by 1% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 3060 Ti 26883
+25.7%
RTX 3060 21379

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 26% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

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 138278
+14.5%
RTX 3060 120745

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 15% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

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 108312
+22.3%
RTX 3060 88589

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 22% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

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 611392
+13.7%
RTX 3060 537787

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 14% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

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 114398
+27.2%
RTX 3060 89918

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 27% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

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%

RTX 3060 Ti 128321
+30%
RTX 3060 98715

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 30% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 196
+12%
RTX 3060 175

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 12% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 70
+4.3%
RTX 3060 67

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 4% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 10
+10.2%
RTX 3060 9

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 10% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 110
+47.7%
RTX 3060 75

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 48% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 57
+14.2%
RTX 3060 50

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 14% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 68
+67.2%
RTX 3060 41

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 67% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 147
+28.9%
RTX 3060 114

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 29% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 3060 Ti 13
+34%
RTX 3060 10

RTX 3060 Ti outperforms RTX 3060 by 34% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 3060 Ti 129
RTX 3060 201
+55.8%

RTX 3060 outperforms RTX 3060 Ti by 56% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD138
+13.1%
122
−13.1%
1440p80
−1.3%
81
+1.3%
4K50
−2%
51
+2%

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 83
+5.1%
79
−5.1%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121
+55.1%
75−80
−55.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
−7.4%
102
+7.4%
Battlefield 5 160−170
+19%
140−150
−19%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
+15.7%
85−90
−15.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 81
+3.8%
78
−3.8%
Far Cry 5 100−110
+12.9%
90−95
−12.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
+19.4%
100−110
−19.4%
Forza Horizon 4 200
+23.5%
160−170
−23.5%
Hitman 3 100−110
−13.2%
120
+13.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 152
−70.4%
259
+70.4%
Metro Exodus 130−140
+9%
120−130
−9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
+10.8%
100−110
−10.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 220
−2.7%
226
+2.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 122
+13%
108
−13%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104
+33.3%
75−80
−33.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
−4.9%
85
+4.9%
Battlefield 5 160−170
+19%
140−150
−19%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
+15.7%
85−90
−15.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 78
+4%
75
−4%
Far Cry 5 100−110
+12.9%
90−95
−12.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
+19.4%
100−110
−19.4%
Forza Horizon 4 180−190
+11.7%
160−170
−11.7%
Hitman 3 51
−104%
104
+104%
Horizon Zero Dawn 210−220
+20.2%
170−180
−20.2%
Metro Exodus 55
−5.5%
58
+5.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
+10.8%
100−110
−10.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 192
+6.7%
180
−6.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 185
+8.2%
171
−8.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 110−120
+11.5%
100−110
−11.5%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
−4%
75−80
+4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
−1.4%
75
+1.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 100−110
+15.7%
85−90
−15.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 77
+20.3%
64
−20.3%
Far Cry 5 100−110
+12.9%
90−95
−12.9%
Forza Horizon 4 173
+6.8%
160−170
−6.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 140
−1.4%
142
+1.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 174
+13%
154
−13%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 92
+26%
73
−26%
Watch Dogs: Legion 77
+30.5%
59
−30.5%

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 110−120
+10.8%
100−110
−10.8%

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 110−120
+26.4%
85−90
−26.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 120−130
+21.6%
100−110
−21.6%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65
+32.7%
45−50
−32.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
+0%
60
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80−85
+21.7%
65−70
−21.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 52
+33.3%
39
−33.3%
Far Cry 5 105
+11.7%
94
−11.7%
Forza Horizon 4 150
+57.9%
95−100
−57.9%
Hitman 3 70−75
+8.8%
68
−8.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 114
+7.5%
106
−7.5%
Metro Exodus 93
+4.5%
89
−4.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 139
+20.9%
115
−20.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 85−90
+29.9%
65−70
−29.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
+31.1%
45
−31.1%

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 90−95
+19.7%
75−80
−19.7%

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 55−60
+28.9%
45−50
−28.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
+28.9%
35−40
−28.9%
Hitman 3 57
+26.7%
45
−26.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 75−80
+30%
60−65
−30%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 56
+30.2%
43
−30.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 77
+22.2%
63
−22.2%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45
+45.2%
30−35
−45.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
+5.3%
38
−5.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
+27.6%
27−30
−27.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 25
+38.9%
18
−38.9%
Far Cry 5 30−35
+25.9%
27−30
−25.9%
Forza Horizon 4 103
+66.1%
60−65
−66.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 71
+18.3%
60
−18.3%
Metro Exodus 63
+26%
50
−26%
Watch Dogs: Legion 33
+22.2%
27
−22.2%

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 50−55
+27.5%
40−45
−27.5%

This is how RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 compete in popular games:

  • RTX 3060 Ti is 13% faster in 1080p
  • RTX 3060 is 1% faster in 1440p
  • RTX 3060 is 2% faster in 4K

Here's the range of performance differences observed across popular games:

  • in Forza Horizon 4, with 4K resolution and the Ultra Preset, the RTX 3060 Ti is 66% faster.
  • in Hitman 3, with 1080p resolution and the High Preset, the RTX 3060 is 104% faster.

All in all, in popular games:

  • RTX 3060 Ti is ahead in 61 test (85%)
  • RTX 3060 is ahead in 10 tests (14%)
  • there's a draw in 1 test (1%)

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 53.16 44.25
Recency 1 December 2020 12 January 2021
Cost $399 $329
Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 12 GB
Power consumption (TDP) 220 Watt 170 Watt

RTX 3060 Ti has a 20.1% higher aggregate performance score.

RTX 3060, on the other hand, has an age advantage of 1 month, its recommended price lower by $70, a 50% higher maximum VRAM amount, and 29.4% lower power consumption.

The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is our recommended choice as it beats the GeForce RTX 3060 in performance tests.


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