NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 799
$ 445
$ 353.81 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

52 %
106 %
103% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

57 FPS
149 FPS
92 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

45 FPS
78 FPS
33 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
112 FPS
68 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

37 FPS
60 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

96,024
128,321
33% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

85,818
120,183
40% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

73,515
95,490
29% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9,001
11,700
29% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,410 MHz
Identical
1,410 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,620 MHz
1,665 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
Identical
448 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

175 W
14% slightly lower TDP
200 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

104 Gigapixels/s
133 Gigapixels/s
28% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

233 Gigatexels/s
253 Gigatexels/s
8% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

7 TFLOPS
16 TFLOPS
117% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2,304
4,864
111% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

144
152
5% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
80
25% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

73rd of 526
20th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2018
December 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 2070 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 2070 in gaming.

By comparing the spec sheets, both the GeForce RTX 2070 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti have the same base clock speed. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery an thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2070 has a slightly lower TDP at 175 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 200 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 Ti is faster than the GeForce RTX 2070.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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