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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

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How well can the GeForce RTX 3060 run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 3060 will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the GeForce RTX 3060 get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce RTX 3060 can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 986 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce RTX 3060 performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Phasmophobia and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 244 FPS, Medium: 192 FPS, High: 130 FPS and Ultra: 93 FPS. We proceeded to look at Grand Theft Auto VI to see how that compared and predict that it will return a reasonable 58 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce RTX 3060 by playing Phasmophobia which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 186FPS, M: 147FPS, H: 99FPS, U: 71FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 44 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Genshin Impact which gets good results with a 62FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce RTX 3060 we get the impression that it is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 3060 in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 3060? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce RTX 3060 is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which is 22% more powerful and can run 998 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
114 FPS
High
The GeForce RTX 3060 was released on 30 Sep 2020

GeForce RTX 3060 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce RTX 3060
GPU
Architecture
Ampere GA106
Process
7nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
246 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
109 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2304
Ray Tracing Cores
36
Tensor Cores
288
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$349.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.1
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6000 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
448GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1410 MHz
Boost Clock
1710 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
10
10
7.7
GeForce RTX 3060 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce RTX 3060 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture.


Architecture
It equips a cut-down Ampere GPU Codenamed GA106 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 16 SM activated, offering 2304 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides next-gen consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It is equipped with 288 Tensor Cores for AI purposes.


GPU
The central unit runs at 1410 MHz and goes up to 1710 MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448GB/s.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance


Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 suggests it will be as fast as the Nvidia RTX 2070, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming.


System Suggestions
GeForce RTX 3060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.


Source [Wikipedia]
GeForce RTX 3060 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
34%
RAM
12GB
0%
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GeForce RTX 3060 Extras
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