NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 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

107 %
154% significantly better overall score
42 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

149 FPS
104 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
45 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

78 FPS
37 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

112 FPS
82 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
31 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
33 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

128,321
277% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
34,034

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

120,183
230% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
36,416

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

95,490
156% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
37,241

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,410 MHz
1,506 MHz
6% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
1,709 MHz
2% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
33% slightly more memory
6 GiB

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

448 GB/s
133% significantly higher memory bandwidth
192 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

200 W
120 W
66% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

133 Gigapixels/s
62% significantly higher pixel rate
82 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

253 Gigatexels/s
85% significantly higher texture rate
137 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

16 TFLOPS
301% significantly better floating point performance
4 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

4,864
280% significantly more shading units
1,280

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

152
89% significantly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

80
66% significantly more render output processors
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

20th of 526
89th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2020
July 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1060 6GB specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 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. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 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 Ti has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a significantly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at 200 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 3060 Ti is better than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

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