AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.86
 
2.77
Architecture
RDNA 1.0
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Navi 10
 
GA106
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
7 July 2019 (2 years ago)
 
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$449
 
$329
Price now
$409 (0.9x MSRP)
 
$863 (2.6x MSRP)

Technical specs

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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
3584
Core clock speed
1680 MHz
 
no data
Boost clock speed
1980 MHz
 
1777 MHz
Number of transistors
10,300 million
 
13,250 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
225 Watt
 
170 Watt
Texture fill rate
316.8
 
199.0

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).

Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
no data
 
242 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
1x 12-pin

Memory

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.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
12 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
15 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
360.0 GB/s

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.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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.

RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 62.79 +0.1%
RTX 3060 62.74

Passmark

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.

RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary 16673 +0.1%
RTX 3060 16660

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary from NVIDIA is GeForce RTX 3060, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3060 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3060 from AMD is Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3060:

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary

0.1% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($409 vs $863)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 360 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 8 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 7 July 2019)

More pipelines (3584 vs 2560)

Lower power consumption (170W vs 225W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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