RTX A6000 vs GeForce RTX 3060
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
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).
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.
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.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.
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.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
RTX A6000 satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
RTX 3060 satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of NVIDIA RTX A6000
29.4% better performance in benchmarks
Wider memory bus (384 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (10752 vs 3584)
Higher memory bandwidth (768 vs 360 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Somewhat newer (12 January 2021 vs 5 October 2020)
Cheaper ($1443 vs $6699)
Lower power consumption (170W vs 300W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
So, which one is the better GPU?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA RTX A6000, since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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