NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 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

$ 230
$ 89.60 significantly less expensive
$ 320

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

76 %
28% slightly better overall score
59 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

100 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
76 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

65 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

68 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
58 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
15 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
32 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

78,091
6% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
72,998

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70,754
71,667
1% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60,775
8% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
56,109

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,528
20% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
6,224

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,365 MHz
1,552 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,680 MHz
1,777 MHz
5% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
49% significantly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
130 W
23% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

81 Gigapixels/s
41% slightly higher pixel rate
57 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
41% slightly higher texture rate
142 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
9 TFLOPS
41% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,560
33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
49% significantly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

44th of 526
62nd of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
January 2022

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 vs GeForce RTX 3050 comparison

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3050 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3050 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 RTX 3050 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3050 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 has a slightly lower TDP at 130 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2060 at 160 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 2060 is better than the GeForce RTX 3050.

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