NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

66 %
79 %
19% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

82 FPS
109 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

63 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
57 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

58 FPS
80 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
44 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

95,114
99,213
4% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

85,216
96,416
13% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

73,672
74,845
1% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,739
8,766
0% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,407 MHz
6% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,650 MHz
1,777 MHz
7% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
24% slightly higher memory bandwidth
360 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

175 W
170 W
2% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

106 Gigapixels/s
23% slightly higher pixel rate
85 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

224 Gigatexels/s
12% slightly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

7 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
77% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,176
3,584
64% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

136
21% slightly more texture mapping units
112

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
33% slightly more render output processors
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

53rd of 526
39th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
January 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER vs GeForce RTX 3060 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 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: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has a slightly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER at 175 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 RTX 3060 is faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

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