NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU► remove from comparison
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile (for laptops, GN20-E3, Max-P) is the third Ampere graphics card for notebooks in early 2021. It is based on the GA106 Ampere chip and offers 6 GB GDDR6 graphics memory with a 192 Bit memory bus. It supports PCIe 4.0 and will be available in different variants from 60 or 115 Watt (TGP). As package the notebook graphic card uses GB5-256 and the chip size is 40x40mm. The GPU supports eDP 1.4b to connect the internal monitor.
There is no more Max-Q variant (formerly used for the low power variants) but every OEM can choose to implement Max-Q technologies (Dynamic Boost, Whisper Mode).
The performance depends on the TGP setting and cooling of the laptop. On average it should be similar to the older GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile and therefore best suited for QHD gaming (very demanding games). Less demanding games like Star Wars Squadrons should be playable in 4k with maximum detail settings. The similar named RTX 3060 desktop card is significantly faster.
The GA106 chip offers 3,840 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 1,920 INT32 ALUs). The mobile RTX 3060 uses all 3,840 cores on the chip. With Turing all shaders could still execute FP32 or INT32 instructions. The raytracing and tensor cores on the chip were also improved according to Nvidia. The Ampere chips also include an improved 5th generation video encoder (NVENC for H.264 and H.265) and a 7th generation decoder (for various formats now including AV1).
The GA106 chip is manufactured by Samsung in 8nm (8N), which is not quite able to keep up with the 7nm node at TSMC (e.g. used by AMD and also for the professional GA100 Ampere chip).
60W = 817-1282 MHz
65W = 975-1357 MHz
70W = 1050-1402 MHz
80W = 900-1425 MHz
85W = 1035-1485 MHz
90W = 1163-1530 MHz
95W = 1215-1567 MHz
100W = 1267-1605 MHz
105W = 1305-1642 MHz
110W = 1342-1680 MHz
115W = 1387-1702 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB► remove from comparison
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 12GB is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 8,704 shaders and 12 GB GDDR6X graphics memory. Compared to the older 10 GB model, the 12 GB model offers more bandwidth and therefore a higher TDP.
The gaming performance in 4k is clearly better than the old GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (approximately 15% faster). Therefore, even demanding games should run with maximum detail settings in 4k. Enabling raytracing will however reduce the framerate and therefore maximum details won't be playable.
The RTX3080 is produced in 8nm at Samsung and rated at 350 Watt.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB|
|GeForce RTX 3000 Series|
|Codename||GN20-E3 GA106||Ampere GA102|
|Pipelines||3840 - unified||8960 / Pixel- / Vertexshader|
|Tensor / AI Cores||120||280|
|Core Speed||817 - 1702 (Boost) MHz||1260 - 1710 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||14000 effective = 1750 MHz||19000 effective = 1188 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||192 Bit||384 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||6 GB||12 GB|
|Memory Bandwidth||336 GB/s||912.4 GB/s|
|API||DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6||DirectX 12_2, Shader 6.6, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3|
|Power Consumption||115 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)||350 Watt|
|technology||8 nm||8 nm|
|Displays||HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a||HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a|
|Features||NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic Boost|
|Date of Announcement||04.01.2021||11.01.2022|
|Cache||L1: 128 KB, L2: 5 KB|
|Die Size||628 mm²|