AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Compare AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

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$ 966
$ 600
$ 366.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

93 %
17% slightly better overall score
79 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

106 FPS
109 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

81 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
57 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

93 FPS
13 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
80 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

46 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
44 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

71,091
96,416
35% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

56,806
74,845
31% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9,586
9% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
8,766

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,605 MHz
21% slightly higher core clock speed
1,320 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,905 MHz
7% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,777 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
24% slightly higher memory bandwidth
360 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

225 W
170 W
32% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

122 Gigapixels/s
42% significantly higher pixel rate
85 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

305 Gigatexels/s
53% significantly higher texture rate
199 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10 TFLOPS
13 TFLOPS
30% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

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

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
42% much more texture mapping units
112

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
33% slightly more render output processors
48

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

29th of 526
39th of 526

Family

The product line

Radeon 5700 Series
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
January 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

Radeon RX 5700 XT vs GeForce RTX 3060 benchmarks

For gaming, the Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 3060 in our tests.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT 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. In addition, the Radeon RX 5700 XT 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 5700 XT at 225 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

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

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