NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 900
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 51.97

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile sales 4 January 2021. This is high-end Ampere architecture notebook card based on 8 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 336.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 125 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

51.97%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating77
ArchitectureAmpere
GPU code nameGN20-E3 GA106
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed900 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1283 - 1703 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,250 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology8 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate171.0of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile: 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.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile, 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 Mobile. 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 Mobile 51.97
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm 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.

RTX 3060 Mobile 108695
RTX 3060 Mobile 18007

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 Mobile 20234

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 Mobile 26470

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.

RTX 3060 Mobile 308133

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 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:

1080p105
1440p73
4K47

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 75
Cyberpunk 2077 76
Far Cry 5 108
Hitman 3 120
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 106
Watch Dogs: Legion 81

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 63
Battlefield 5 141
Cyberpunk 2077 64
Far Cry 5 102
Far Cry New Dawn 109
Hitman 3 114
Horizon Zero Dawn 77
Metro Exodus 72
Red Dead Redemption 2 56
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 92
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 141
Watch Dogs: Legion 71

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55
Battlefield 5 131
Cyberpunk 2077 55
Far Cry 5 97
Far Cry New Dawn 98
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
Watch Dogs: Legion 46

2560x1440
High Preset

Hitman 3 79
Horizon Zero Dawn 61
Metro Exodus 50
Red Dead Redemption 2 40
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 68
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 34

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
Battlefield 5 104
Cyberpunk 2077 36
Far Cry 5 82
Far Cry New Dawn 85
Watch Dogs: Legion 34

3840x2160
High Preset

Hitman 3 49
Horizon Zero Dawn 40
Metro Exodus 31
Red Dead Redemption 2 22
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 57

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 11
Battlefield 5 63
Cyberpunk 2077 17
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 50
Watch Dogs: Legion 19

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M, which is slower by 15% and lower by 27 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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