NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 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

$ 199
$ 400.50 significantly less expensive
$ 600

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

36 %
79 %
119% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

47 FPS
109 FPS
62 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

29 FPS
57 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

34 FPS
80 FPS
46 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
44 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

40,258
99,213
146% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

38,315
96,416
151% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

35,907
74,845
108% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

3,627
8,766
141% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,485 MHz
12% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
1,777 MHz
6% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
12 GiB
200% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

128 GB/s
360 GB/s
181% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
126% significantly lower TDP
170 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53 Gigapixels/s
85 Gigapixels/s
60% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93 Gigatexels/s
199 Gigatexels/s
113% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

3 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
326% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

896
3,584
300% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

56
112
100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
48
49% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

101st of 526
39th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
January 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 1650 vs GeForce RTX 3060 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3060 beats the GeForce GTX 1650 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1650 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. 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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 4 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1650 has a significantly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 is better than the GeForce GTX 1650.

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