Average Bench: 97.8% (34th of 661)

Based on 17,886 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 marketing strategy, Nvidia will probably lose considerable market share, for all the wrong reasons. [Feb '21 GPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The Nvidia RTX 3060 averaged just 2.2% 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

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia RTX 3060 is just 13.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia RTX 3060 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 121fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 123fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,886 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 Lighting 132 141
111 Reflection 121 148
110 Parallax 123 136
106% 125 fps
Min Avg Max
131 MRender 140 148
96.6 Gravity 103 109
83.1 Splatting 88.3 94.3
87.7% 111 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 407B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 470.05
Lighting 141
Reflection 125
Parallax 129
114% 132 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 108
Splatting 93.2
92% 116 fps
MSI(1462 397D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.27
Lighting 137
Reflection 122
Parallax 127
111% 129 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 107
Splatting 90.9
91% 114 fps
HP(103C 8903) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 136
Reflection 117
Parallax 126
110% 126 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 105
Splatting 85.3
89% 112 fps
MSI(1462 397D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 470.05
Lighting 134
Reflection 118
Parallax 125
108% 126 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 102
Splatting 85
88% 110 fps
Asus(1043 87F5) ≥ 4GB; 3060 ASUS TUF
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 465.89
Lighting 124
Reflection 141
Parallax 117
100% 127 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 98.3
Splatting 85.9
84% 106 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,560,830 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 17,886 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $330 @ launch in Feb '21)
EVGA(3842 3657) 17% 98% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 4074) 12% 100% ± 5%
Asus(1043 87F5) 9% 97% ± 5%
HP(103C 8903) 7% 99% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 4630) 7% 96% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3976) 7% 97% ± 3%
MSI(1462 397D) 5% 97% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1522) 5% 98% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 2503) 4% 96% ± 5%
Asus(1043 87F3) 3% 98% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 4072) 3% 98% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 4073) 3% 98% ± 5%
Asus(1043 87F7) 2% 97% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3903) 2% 96% ± 6%
Zotac(19DA 4617) 2% 101% ± 3%
Asus(1043 87F8) 2% 97% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 407B) 2% 102% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2630) 1% 97% ± 2%
MSI(1462 397E) 1% 98% ± 7%
Asus(1043 87F6) 1% 98% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1375) 1% 96% ± 3%
MSI(1462 397B) 1% 98% ± 2%
Legend(17AA 2088) 1% 94% ± 3%
Device(4D50 4449) 1% 96% ± 6%
Asus(1043 87FB) 0% 99% ± 0%
Device(7377 2000) 0% 95% ± 8%
PNY(196E 1376) 0% 98% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8806) 0% 98% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 3655) 0% 84% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 4071) 0% 94% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 1522) 0% 98% ± 0%
Device(7377 150A) 0% 99% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1377) 0% 99% ± 0%
Device(7377 1501) 0% 100% ± 0%
Device(7377 1401) 0% 99% ± 0%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

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10 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

I use it with a 5800x and it works amazing. I was afraid because of the bad feedbacks but this card is really solid even for 1440p


Terrible

23 days ago.

extremely good value for money


Poor

19 days ago.

Yet another 1080 ti for 1080 ti prices


Excellent

24 days ago.

A very good graphics card gives great performance. best with 10900k


Good

1 month ago.

very good gpu for a very low price very nice


Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

the 3060 fe looks great and hopefully can be a great budget/mid range card when the pc market calms down


Terrible

1 month ago.

videocard has 12 gb of vram and so slow


Average

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Great overclocking, very close to RTX 3060ti when overclocked!


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