NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB 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

42 %
43 %
2% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

45 FPS
59 FPS
14 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

41 FPS
10 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
31 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS
42 FPS
12 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

34,034
58,544
72% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

36,416
55,123
51% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

37,241
47,251
26% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Specifications

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

1,709 MHz
13% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,500 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
49% significantly more memory
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

89th of 526
87th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2016
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB vs GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in gaming.

The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has significantly more memory with 6 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop over the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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