NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 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

87 %
10% slightly better overall score
79 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

111 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
109 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

77 FPS
20 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
57 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

83 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
80 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

55 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
44 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

126,130
27% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
99,213

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

114,956
19% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
96,416

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

93,540
24% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
74,845

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

11,584
32% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8,766

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,650 MHz
25% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,815 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,777 MHz

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

496 GB/s
37% slightly higher memory bandwidth
360 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

250 W
170 W
47% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

116 Gigapixels/s
36% slightly higher pixel rate
85 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

349 Gigatexels/s
75% significantly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

11 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
14% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,072
3,584
16% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

192
71% significantly 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

33rd 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 2080 SUPER vs GeForce RTX 3060 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 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 2080 SUPER also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has a significantly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060.

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