NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Benchmark

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?

GPU Benchmark Score

51 %
Very Good score from 25 samples
Low uncertainty
Very Good
39th of 531
1st of 531
25 benchmarks

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.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

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

254 FPS average
181 FPS 10% low
165 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

124 FPS average
120 FPS 10% low
108 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

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


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

98 FPS average
94 FPS 10% low
82 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

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
53 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
48 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
47 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
46 %
35 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %


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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