NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 5700

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 5700 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 %
6% slightly better overall score
74 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
22 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
86 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
66 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
74 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
37 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
63% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
58,932

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
44% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
51,919

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
3% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8,496

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
1,465 MHz
10% 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

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
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

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
5% slightly lower TDP
180 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
110 Gigapixels/s
29% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
248 Gigatexels/s
24% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
60% significantly better floating point performance
8 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
55% significantly more shading units
2,304

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
144
28% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

48
64
33% slightly more render output processors

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
47th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 5700 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
July 2019

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 Radeon RX 5700 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3060 beats the Radeon RX 5700 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 5700 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.

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 3060 has a slightly lower TDP at 170 W when compared to the Radeon RX 5700 at 180 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3060 over the Radeon RX 5700.

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