NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 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

79 %
116 %
46% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
160 FPS
51 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
85 FPS
28 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
120 FPS
40 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
68 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

50% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

40% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

33% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

55% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,500 MHz
13% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,725 MHz


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
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
448 GB/s
24% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
29% slightly lower TDP
220 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
166 Gigapixels/s
94% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
317 Gigatexels/s
59% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

59% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

64% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

64% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
17th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
September 2020

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 vs GeForce RTX 3070 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3070 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in gaming.

Our database shows that the GeForce RTX 3070 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. Despite this, the GeForce RTX 3060 has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the GeForce RTX 3060 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 has a slightly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 at 220 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3070 over the GeForce RTX 3060.


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