NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 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

51 %
108 %
111% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

122 FPS
264 FPS
141 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

60 FPS
137 FPS
77 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

86 FPS
190 FPS
104 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
107 FPS
59 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

108% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

88% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

68% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

101% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1320 MHz
1440 MHz
9% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1777 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed
1710 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
20% slightly more memory
10 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
320 Bit
66% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
760.3 GB/s
111% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
88% significantly lower TDP
320 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85.3 Gigapixels/s
164.2 Gigapixels/s
92% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
465.1 Gigatexels/s
133% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

12.74 TFLOPS
29.77 TFLOPS
133% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

142% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

142% 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 531
11th of 531

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 3080 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a slightly 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. 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 slightly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 10 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 significantly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3080 is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060.


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