NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 799
$ 600
$ 199.01 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

60 %
80 %
33% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

70 FPS
111 FPS
41 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

52 FPS
57 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

52 FPS
81 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

41 FPS
44 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

96,024
99,213
3% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

85,818
96,416
12% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

73,515
74,845
1% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,957
2% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8,714

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,410 MHz
6% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,620 MHz
1,777 MHz
9% 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

104 Gigapixels/s
21% slightly higher pixel rate
85 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

233 Gigatexels/s
17% slightly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

7 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
70% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,304
3,584
55% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

144
28% 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

65th of 536
39th of 536

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2018
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 2070 vs GeForce RTX 3060 comparison

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 2070 in our tests.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 2070 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: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, 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 2070 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.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 is better than the GeForce RTX 2070.

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