Average Bench: 97.9% (34th of 658)

Based on 498 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 2503 Model: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

The RTX 3060 is Nvidia’s latest 3000 series GPU. Even if it (ever…) comes into stock at $330 USD, it will struggle to match the groundbreaking 3060 Ti in terms of value for money. Nvidia’s new Ampere architecture, which supersedes Turing, offers both improved power efficiency and performance. The 3060 features 3,584 CUDA cores, 112 Tensor cores, it has a boost clock of 1.78 GHz, 12 GB of memory and a power draw of just 170 W. The 3060 offers similar performance to the previous generation’s 2060 Super at an 18% MSRP discount. Given the widespread issues AMD users are facing with 5000 series GPUs (blue/black screens etc.), AMD’s 6000 series GPU’s will have to see substantial price cuts and a huge marketing effort in order to gain any traction. Meanwhile PC gamers can look forward to an unparalleled gaming experience in class leading titles such as Cyberpunk 2077. At ultra settings, with ray tracing enabled, Cyberpunk 2077 redefines the boundaries of immersive gaming. It makes GTA5 look like Tetris in comparison. The combination of RTX+DLSS delivers stunning graphics that are several tiers higher than both AMD's best discrete GPUs and the upcoming consoles. In terms of real world performance, Nvidia’s 3000 series has more or less put AMD’s Radeon group in checkmate. Nonetheless, AMD’s marketers are capable of delivering elaborate BS albeit whilst struggling to keep a straight face. Their marketing infrastructure outsold Intel in the CPU market despite a 15% performance deficit. Without an appropriate social media strategy, Nvidia may still lose considerable market share, for all the wrong reasons. [Feb '21 GPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The Nvidia RTX 3060 averaged just 2.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvidia RTX 3060 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 132fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 103fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia RTX 3060 is just 9.36%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia RTX 3060 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 119fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 124fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 498 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Lighting 132 138
110 Reflection 119 139
115 Parallax 124 137
107% 125 fps
Min Avg Max
132 MRender 141 146
98.5 Gravity 103 108
81.9 Splatting 86 92.4
87.8% 110 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 1522) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 3950 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 142
Reflection 124
Parallax 130
115% 132 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 111
Splatting 94
94% 118 fps
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2355 MHz, MLim: 4100 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 140
Reflection 126
Parallax 146
113% 137 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 113
Splatting 97.8
96% 120 fps
Zotac(19DA 2630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2287 MHz, MLim: 4250 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 137
Reflection 122
Parallax 134
111% 131 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 110
Splatting 90
94% 117 fps
Asus(1043 87F5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 110
Reflection 133
Parallax 95.4
89% 113 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 94.8
Splatting 81.7
80% 100 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,217,400 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 498 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $330 @ launch in Feb '21)
Asus(1043 87F5) 13% 98% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3976) 13% 97% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 4630) 12% 98% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 4074) 10% 99% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 2503) 9% 98% ± 3%
Asus(1043 87F3) 8% 97% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3903) 7% 98% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1522) 6% 98% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3657) 6% 98% ± 3%
MSI(1462 397D) 4% 98% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 4072) 4% 99% ± 3%
MSI(1462 397B) 3% 98% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2630) 2% 96% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 4071) 2% 97% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 4073) 1% 100% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3655) 0% 97% ± 4%
PNY(196E 1375) 0% 94% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1377) 0% 96% ± 0%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $830

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6 hrs ago.

Times are tough but if you can get it at MSRP or at less than 10% markup you will definitely enjoy your upgrade from your gtx 1660's rtx 2060. Or any older card.

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Even though it's not as good as the 3060 Ti, at least it is not AMD garbage—Feb '21


Poor

3 hrs ago.


Excellent

46 mins ago.

YES


Good

6 days ago.


Average

1 day ago.

About as powerful and efficient as the 2060 Super, hardly what I would call an upgrade. Availability is a joke.


Average

2 days ago.

You're probably better off getting the 3060 Ti for a small price hike yet a big performance jump


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