NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24 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

65 %
211 %
224% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

159 FPS
482 FPS
323 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

79 FPS
242 FPS
163 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

115 FPS
356 FPS
241 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

62 FPS
193 FPS
132 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

204% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

297% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

192% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

142% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1410 MHz
2235 MHz
58% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1665 MHz
2520 MHz
51% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
24 GiB
200% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
384 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

200 W
125% significantly lower TDP
450 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

133.2 Gigapixels/s
483.8 Gigapixels/s
263% significantly higher pixel rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

16.20 TFLOPS
82.58 TFLOPS
409% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

236% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

236% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

139% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

27th of 549
2nd of 549

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2020
October 2022

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 3060 Ti vs GeForce RTX 4090 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 4090 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 4090 has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce RTX 4090 also has a significantly 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 4090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 8 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 Ti has a significantly lower TDP at 200 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 4090 at 450 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 4090 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.


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