NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 12 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce RTX 3060 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

51 %
Very Good score from 34 samples
Low uncertainty
Very Good
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34 benchmarks

Gaming benchmarks

Here is the performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 is some popular titles. The frame rate may depend on the display resolution, the graphics preset and the test system CPU.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

157 FPS average
136 FPS 1% low
Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

49 FPS average
38 FPS 1% low
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

65 FPS average
50 FPS 1% low
Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

37 FPS average
25 FPS 1% low
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

84 FPS average
67 FPS 1% low
DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal

152 FPS average
102 FPS 1% low
Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

75 FPS average
48 FPS 1% low
Watch Dogs: Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion

61 FPS average
44 FPS 1% low
Death Stranding

Death Stranding

97 FPS average
66 FPS 1% low

Quick compare

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
54 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
50 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
49 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
48 %
35 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

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

256 FPS average
182 FPS 10% low
165 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

124 FPS average
119 FPS 10% low
107 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

179 FPS average
159 FPS 10% low
148 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

97 FPS average
93 FPS 10% low
81 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1320 MHz
Boost Clock 1777 MHz
Memory Type GDDR6
Memory Size 12 GiB
Bus Width 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 351.56 GB/s
TDP 170 W
Floating Point Performance 12.74 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2021-01-12
PCIe Revision 4
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 85.3 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 199 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 3584
Texture Mapping Units 112
Render Output Processors 48

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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