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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 37%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 44% 42%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 44%
FIFA 21 69% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 44%
Watch Dogs Legion 41% 39%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 12% 9%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 11%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 42% 40%
Genshin Impact 39% 37%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB.

The RTX 2060 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce RTX 3060, but the GeForce RTX 3060 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2060. As a result, the GeForce RTX 3060 exhibits a 3.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2060 has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce RTX 3060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 2060 providing 3.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce RTX 3060 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2060, and so the GeForce RTX 3060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RTX 2060.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RTX 2060 has 2192 MB more video memory than the GeForce RTX 3060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce RTX 3060 and the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB are the same, which means the GeForce RTX 3060 and the RTX 2060 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce RTX 3060 has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB has 2176. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 is 3940 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 4015. The RTX 2060 having 75 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce RTX 3060 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce RTX 3060 transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2060. This means that the GeForce RTX 3060 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 3060 requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3060 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the RTX 2060. The GeForce RTX 3060 requires 5 Watts more than the RTX 2060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce RTX 3060 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RTX 2060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1470 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1845 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA106Turing
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Sep 2020vs27 Jul 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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9.8
3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory6000 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth448GB/secvs448GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2176
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs136
Texture Rate203 GTexel/svs199.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate90.2 GPixel/svs94.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs3
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs550 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.1vs6.4
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700 6-Core 3.2GHzvsAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview 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.Overview The GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB is a mid to high-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Turing architecture. This is the 'Super' variant of the RTX 2060 and utilises a cut-down version of the RTX 2070 GPU. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB supports real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p and 1440p screen resolutions. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106-410-A which has 2176 Shader Processing Units, 136 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1470 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. This provides total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 550W PSU with an 8+6-pin power connector. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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