NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 1,399
$ 600
$ 799.01 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

105 %
32% slightly better overall score
79 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

120 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
109 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

103 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
57 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

79 FPS
80 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

81 FPS
36 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
44 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

55,628
99,213
78% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

61,295
96,416
57% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

85,662
14% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
74,845

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9,899
12% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8,766

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,480 MHz
12% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,582 MHz
1,777 MHz
12% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
12 GiB
9% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
83% significantly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

484 GB/s
34% slightly higher memory bandwidth
360 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
170 W
47% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

139 Gigapixels/s
63% significantly higher pixel rate
85 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

354 Gigatexels/s
78% significantly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

11 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
12% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
Identical
3,584

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

224
100% significantly more texture mapping units
112

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

88
83% significantly more render output processors
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

21st of 526
39th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2017
January 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5X
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.6

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 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. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3060 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 11 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has a significantly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at 250 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060.

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