NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

36 %
45 %
25% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

41 FPS
62 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

34 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
32 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

27 FPS
44 FPS
16 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

33 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
24 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

83% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

62% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

39% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
21% slightly higher core clock speed
1,238 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,708 MHz
13% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,500 MHz

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

104th of 535
84th of 535

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2016
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.


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