NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 600
$ 335
$ 264.97 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
33% slightly better overall score
59 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
32 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
76 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
15 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
41 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
58 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
13 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
32 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

99,213
35% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
72,998

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
34% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
71,667

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
33% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
56,109

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
40% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
6,224

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,552 MHz
17% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
Identical
1,777 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
49% significantly more memory
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
60% significantly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
130 W
30% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
50% significantly higher pixel rate
57 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
39% slightly higher texture rate
142 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
40% slightly better floating point performance
9 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
40% slightly more shading units
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
40% slightly more texture mapping units
80

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
61st of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
January 2022

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 vs GeForce RTX 3050 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3060 beats the GeForce RTX 3050 in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3050 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.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3060 has significantly more memory with 12 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 3050 has a slightly lower TDP at 130 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 at 170 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3060 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3050.

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