NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile

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 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 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 54.77 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Ampere
 
Code name
GN20-E3 GA106
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 January 2021
 

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
3072
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1703 MHz
 
Transistor count
13,250 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
171.0
 

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 size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 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 type
GDDR6
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
14 GB/s
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
336.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
Shader Model
6.5
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2
 
CUDA
8.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

54.77

3DMark Fire Strike Score

19125

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

22460

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

30200

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 5500 XT, which is slower by 36% and lower by 67 positions in our rating.

User rating

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