NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
- Core clock speed 900
- Max video memory 6144 MB
- Memory type GDDR6
- Memory clock speed 14000
- Maximum resolution
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
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Of GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||77|
|GPU code name||GN20-E3 GA106|
|Release date||4 January 2021 (less than a year ago)|
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 cores||3840||of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)|
|Core clock speed||900 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Boost clock speed||1283 - 1703 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||13,250 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||8 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||125 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||171.0||of 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.
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x16|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||6 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||14000 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||336.0 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
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 Connectors||No outputs|
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
|DirectX||12 Ultimate (12_2)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile. 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||75|
|Far Cry 5||108|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||96|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||106|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||81|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||63|
|Far Cry 5||102|
|Far Cry New Dawn||109|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||77|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||56|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||92|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||141|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||71|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||55|
|Far Cry 5||97|
|Far Cry New Dawn||98|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||74|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||46|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||61|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||40|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||68|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||34|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||47|
|Far Cry 5||82|
|Far Cry New Dawn||85|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||34|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||40|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||22|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||42|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||57|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||11|
|Far Cry 5||44|
|Far Cry New Dawn||50|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||19|
Overall GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
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.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
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