NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 445
$ 430
$ 15.20 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

106 %
121 %
14% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

149 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
140 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

78 FPS
107 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

112 FPS
122 FPS
10 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

60 FPS
60 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

120,183
16% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
102,988

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

95,490
36% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
70,085

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

11,700
12,827
9% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,410 MHz
2,321 MHz
64% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
2,581 MHz
55% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

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
16% slightly higher memory bandwidth
384 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

200 W
15% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

133 Gigapixels/s
165 Gigapixels/s
24% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

253 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
63% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

16 TFLOPS
22% slightly better floating point performance
13 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

4,864
89% significantly more shading units
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

152
160
5% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

80
25% slightly more render output processors
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

20th of 526
14th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2020
March 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

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 Radeon RX 6700 XT specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in gaming.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 200 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

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GPU rating

Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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