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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3050 GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 36%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 42%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 39% 43%
FIFA 21 65% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 43%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2% 8%
Watch Dogs Legion 34% 38%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 44% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 10%
Genshin Impact 32% 36%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 8GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050.

The RTX 2060 has a 105 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce RTX 3050. This results in the RTX 2060 providing 36.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 105 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce RTX 3050. This results in the RTX 2060 providing 28.6 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 3050 was released over a year more recently than the RTX 2060, and so the GeForce RTX 3050 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 4096 MB more video memory than the GeForce RTX 3050, 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 RTX 2060 has 112 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce RTX 3050, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2060 is massively better than the GeForce RTX 3050.

The GeForce RTX 3050 has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 8GB has 2176. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3050 is 3226 and the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3721. The RTX 2060 having 495 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2060 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce RTX 3050.

The GeForce RTX 3050 transistor size technology is 5 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 2060. This means that the GeForce RTX 3050 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 3050 requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 8GB requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3050 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2060. The RTX 2060 requires 95 Watts more than the GeForce RTX 3050 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 2060 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce RTX 3050.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1365 MHzvs1470 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHzvs1710 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA107Turing
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Sep 2020vs23 Jul 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
9.6
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9.8
3840x2160
7.5
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7.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth336GB/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 Units1920vs2176
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs136
Texture Rate163.8 GTexel/svs199.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate65.5 GPixel/svs94.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs650 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHzvsAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 3050 is an entry level GeForce 30 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Ampere architecture. Architecture The Ampere architecture represents a process shrink down to 7nm compared to 12nm Turing. The Ampere architecture provides the world's next consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 3050 does support real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips an Ampere GPU codenamed GA107 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 47 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz, in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 3050 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.Overview The GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 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 Zotac Extreme Plus OC 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 1710 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 175W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 2060 Super Zotac Extreme Plus OC 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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