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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 600
$ 250.00 significantly less expensive
$ 850

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
179 %
126% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
251 FPS
143 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
134 FPS
77 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
183 FPS
103 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
103 FPS
59 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

99,213
206,390
108% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
181,771
88% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
126,138
68% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
17,631
101% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,440 MHz
9% 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
1,710 MHz

Memory

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 GB/s
111% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

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 Gigapixels/s
164 Gigapixels/s
92% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

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

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
30 TFLOPS
133% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
8,704
142% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
272
142% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
96
100% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
8th 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

GDDR6
GDDR6X

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 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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