NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
The GeForce RTX 3060 is an NVIDIA GPU that was released in January 2021. This GPU is very good at gaming with a score of 51% in our PC benchmark.
The GeForce RTX 3060 has 12 GiB of GDDR6 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 351 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 192 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.
In terms of clock speed, the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1320 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1777 MHz. The clock runs at a speed called the clock speed. It dictates the number of updates per second that the GPU can process. Overclocking a chip, which means increasing the clock speed will improve the performance. However, thermals and power efficiency may be diminished.
As for rendering API support, the GeForce RTX 3060 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.
Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 170 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.
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