NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24 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
$ 405.94 significantly less expensive
$ 1,006

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
193 %
144% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
248 FPS
139 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
141 FPS
84 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
195 FPS
115 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
113 FPS
68 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

99,213
238,123
140% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
204,921
112% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
138,859
85% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
19,931
127% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,400 MHz
6% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
4% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,695 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
24 GiB
100% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
384 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
936 GB/s
160% significantly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
105% significantly lower TDP
350 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
190 Gigapixels/s
122% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
556 Gigatexels/s
179% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
36 TFLOPS
179% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
10,496
192% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
328
192% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
112
133% significantly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
4th 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 3090 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3090 GPU is faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 3090 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. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 3090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 12 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 has a significantly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 at 350 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3090 is better than the GeForce RTX 3060.

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