NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs RTX 3060 Ti

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.57
 
2.03
Architecture
Ampere
 
Ampere
Code name
Ampere GA102
 
Ampere GA104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
24 September 2020
 
1 December 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,499
 
$399
Price now
$2326
 
$1391

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti'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 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
10496
 
4864
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1410 MHz
Boost Clock
1700 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Transistor count
28,300 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
350 Watt
 
200 Watt
Texture fill rate
556.0
 
253.1

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 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).
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
313 mm
 
242 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 12-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: 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
GDDR6X
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
24 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
19500 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
936.2 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2
 
1.2
CUDA
8.5
 
8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 3090 99.69 +29.4%
RTX 3060 Ti 77.06

Passmark

RTX 3090 25555 +29.4%
RTX 3060 Ti 19753

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

29.4% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (10496 vs 4864)
Higher memory bandwidth (936.2 vs 448 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Somewhat newer (1 December 2020 vs 24 September 2020)
Cheaper ($1391.00 USD vs $2326.00 USD)
Less power hungry (200 vs 350 watts)

So, RTX 3090 or RTX 3060 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.
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