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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB GeForce RTX 3060
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 39%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 62% 44%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 63% 46%
FIFA 21 79% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 63% 46%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 66% 50%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 41% 12%
Watch Dogs Legion 60% 41%
Genshin Impact 59% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 42% 14%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060.

The RTX 3090 and the GeForce RTX 3060 have the same core clock speed of 1410 MHz, but the RTX 3090 has 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce RTX 3060. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 248.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce RTX 3060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 3090 and the GeForce RTX 3060 have the same core clock speed of 1410 MHz, but the RTX 3090 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GeForce RTX 3060. As a result, the RTX 3090 exhibits a 45.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce RTX 3060. 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 less than a year after the RTX 3090, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 3090 has 18576 MB more video memory than the GeForce RTX 3060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce RTX 3060 has 448 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3090, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 is massively better than the RTX 3090.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB has 10496 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce RTX 3060 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3090 is 18263 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 is 3940. The RTX 3090 having 14323 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 1 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RTX 3090. This means that the GeForce RTX 3060 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RTX 3090.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB requires 350 Watts to run and the GeForce RTX 3060 requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the RTX 3090 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce RTX 3060. The RTX 3090 requires 170 Watts more than the GeForce RTX 3060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3090 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce RTX 3060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB gets 129.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

129.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060 gets 70 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

70 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB gets 90.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

90.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060 gets 48.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB gets 46.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 3060 gets 25.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1410 MHz
Boost Clock1740 MHzvs1710 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA102Ampere GA106
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date24 Sep 2020vs30 Sep 2020
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

Memory24576 MBvs6000 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs448GB/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 Units10496vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology8nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units320vs144
Texture Rate451.2 GTexel/svs203 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs64
Pixel Rate135.4 GPixel/svs90.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB is the top RTX 30 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast 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. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Ampere GA102 which has 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1520MHz and goes up to 1740MHz in Boost mode. It also has 610 Tensor Cores for AI purposes and 72 RT Cores for real-time ray-tracing. Memory The GPU accesses a 24GB frame buffer of second-gen GDDR6X memory through a 384-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 350W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3090 Galax EX Gamer 24GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.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.
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