NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 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

100 %
96% significantly better overall score
51 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

215 FPS
93 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
122 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

155 FPS
95 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
60 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

154 FPS
68 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
86 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

116 FPS
69 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
47 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

78% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

50% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

76% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

67% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1350 MHz
2% slightly higher core clock speed
1320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1545 MHz
1777 MHz
15% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

11 GiB
12 GiB
9% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

352 Bit
83% significantly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

616 GB/s
71% significantly higher memory bandwidth
360 GB/s


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

136 Gigapixels/s
59% significantly higher pixel rate
85.3 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

420.2 Gigatexels/s
111% significantly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13.45 TFLOPS
5% slightly better floating point performance
12.74 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

21% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

142% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

83% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

14th of 531
39th of 531

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2018
January 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce RTX 2080 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 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. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3060 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 11 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 Ti at 250 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 2080 Ti is better than the GeForce RTX 3060.


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