RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 3060

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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 8192 MB
  • 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 12288 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 1875
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 988$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

General info

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

Place in performance rating1341
Value for money32.1434.47
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
GPU code nameAmpere GA104Ampere GA106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date1 December 2020 (less than a year ago)12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$399 $329
Price now$1194 (3x MSRP)$988 (3x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative 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)200 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
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 MHz1875 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
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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 74.16
+19%
RTX 3060 62.32
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Passmark

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.

RTX 3060 Ti 153968
+27.5%
RTX 3060 120745
RTX 3060 Ti 27043
+29.3%
RTX 3060 20911

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.

RTX 3060 Ti 28145
+28.8%
RTX 3060 21847

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.

RTX 3060 Ti 37941
+35.2%
RTX 3060 28072

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.

RTX 3060 Ti 19781
+19%
RTX 3060 16622

Gaming performance

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

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

1080p135
+5.5%
128
−5.5%
1440p94
+16%
81
−16%
4K61
+15.1%
53
−15.1%

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 121 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 95
−7.4%
102
+7.4%
Battlefield 5 145 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 101
+34.7%
75
−34.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 111
−19.8%
133
+19.8%
Forza Horizon 4 200 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 139
−2.2%
142
+2.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 154 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 157
+9.8%
143
−9.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 122
+13%
108
−13%

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 104 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
−4.9%
85
+4.9%
Battlefield 5 124 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 85
+21.4%
70
−21.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 108
−16.7%
126
+16.7%
Forza Horizon 4 196 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 116
+6.4%
109
−6.4%
Metro Exodus 110
+39.2%
79
−39.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 89 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 149
+20.2%
124
−20.2%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 218
+21.8%
179
−21.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 109
+14.7%
95
−14.7%

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 74
−1.4%
75
+1.4%
Battlefield 5 114 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 74
+32.1%
56
−32.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 99
−13.1%
112
+13.1%
Forza Horizon 4 173 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
+73%
63
−73%
Watch Dogs: Legion 77
+30.5%
59
−30.5%

2560x1440
High Preset

Horizon Zero Dawn 92
+19.5%
77
−19.5%
Metro Exodus 66
+34.7%
49
−34.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 57 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 103
+28.8%
80
−28.8%

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 65 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
+0%
60
+0%
Battlefield 5 98 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 48
+33.3%
36
−33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 94
+4.4%
90
−4.4%
Forza Horizon 4 150 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 59
+31.1%
45
−31.1%

3840x2160
High Preset

Horizon Zero Dawn 53
+26.2%
42
−26.2%
Metro Exodus 43
+34.4%
32
−34.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 56
+33.3%
42
−33.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81
−11.1%
90
+11.1%

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40
+5.3%
38
−5.3%
Battlefield 5 65 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 24
+50%
16
−50%
Far Cry New Dawn 65
+30%
50
−30%
Forza Horizon 4 103 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 33
+22.2%
27
−22.2%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 74.16 62.32
Novelty 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) 200 170

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

The nearest GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6800, which is faster by 5% and higher by 1 position 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 50th Anniversary, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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