NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 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
$ 448
$ 151.50 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

79 %
121 %
53% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

109 FPS
140 FPS
32 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

57 FPS
107 FPS
50 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

80 FPS
122 FPS
42 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

44 FPS
60 FPS
16 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

96,416
102,988
6% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

74,845
6% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
70,085

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

8,766
12,827
46% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,320 MHz
2,321 MHz
75% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,777 MHz
2,581 MHz
45% significantly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

12 GiB
Identical
12 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
Identical
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

360 GB/s
384 GB/s
6% slightly higher memory bandwidth

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

170 W
35% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

85 Gigapixels/s
165 Gigapixels/s
93% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

199 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
107% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
3% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

3,584
40% slightly more shading units
2,560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

112
160
42% much 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
14th of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
March 2021

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 6700 XT comparison

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 12 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 6700 XT at 230 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Radeon RX 6700 XT over the GeForce RTX 3060.

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