NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 580

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 600
$ 500
$ 100.00 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
113% significantly better overall score
37 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
64 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
44 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
25 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
32 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
38 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
42 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
27 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
17 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
96% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
49,182

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
38% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
54,191

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
102% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,328

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
5% slightly higher core clock speed
1,257 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
32% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,340 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
40% slightly higher memory bandwidth
256 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
8% slightly lower TDP
185 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
98% significantly higher pixel rate
43 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
3% slightly higher texture rate
193 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
106% significantly better floating point performance
6 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
49% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

39th of 526
98th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
April 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX 580 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 580 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3060 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. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3060 also 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.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, 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 580 at 185 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 3060 is faster than the Radeon RX 580.

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