NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 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

$ 269
$ 587.59 significantly less expensive
$ 857

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

76 %
116 %
52% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

95 FPS
160 FPS
65 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

65 FPS
85 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

68 FPS
120 FPS
51 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
68 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

78,091
149,734
91% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70,754
135,064
90% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60,775
99,979
64% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,528
13,651
81% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,365 MHz
1,500 MHz
9% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,680 MHz
1,725 MHz
2% 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
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
448 GB/s
33% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
37% slightly lower TDP
220 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

81 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
105% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
317 Gigatexels/s
57% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
20 TFLOPS
214% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
5,888
206% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
184
53% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
96
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

43rd of 526
17th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
September 2020

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 3070 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3070 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 2060 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3070 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. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3070 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the GeForce RTX 3070 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 2060 has a slightly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 at 220 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 3070 is better than the GeForce RTX 2060.

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