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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

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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).

TGP Frequencies
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

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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 GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameGN20-E3 GA106Ampere GA102
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines3840 - unified8960 / Pixel- / Vertexshader
TMUs120280
ROPs4896
Raytracing Cores3070
Tensor / AI Cores120280
Core Speed817 - 1702 (Boost) MHz1260 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 effective = 1750 MHz19000 effective = 1188 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6X
Max. Amount of Memory6 GB12 GB
Shared Memorynono
Memory Bandwidth336 GB/s912.4 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 6.6, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption115 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)350 Watt
technology8 nm8 nm
PCIe4.04.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4aHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a
FeaturesNVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, Resizable BAR, NVIDIA Broadcast, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA ShadowPlay®, NVIDIA G-SYNC®, Advanced Optimus, Nvidia Max-Q, Dynamic Boost
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021 11.01.2022
CacheL1: 128 KB, L2: 5 KB
Transistors28.3 Billion
Die Size 628 mm²

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
30.8 pt (35%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
71.4 pt (81%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6473     avg: 8097     median: 8222 (42%)     max: 9677 Points
16961 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6285     avg: 8004     median: 8140 (37%)     max: 9235 Points
17956 Points (83%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 116696     avg: 378734     median: 412820 (48%)     max: 536666 Points
549644 Points (64%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 137690     avg: 221073     median: 221073 (30%)     max: 304456 Points
389018 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 28859     avg: 44512     median: 44629.5 (48%)     max: 58475 Points
74457 Points (80%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 33126     avg: 101051     median: 106886 (43%)     max: 136275 Points
217116 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 15062     avg: 18260     median: 18378 (44%)     max: 21179 Points
35922 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 16354     avg: 20263     median: 20381 (34%)     max: 23109 Points
44533 Points (74%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 124176     avg: 184037     median: 139478 (19%)     max: 333015 Points
409547 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
52547 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 15263     avg: 16429     median: 16763 (36%)     max: 17261 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
44997 Points (54%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
86045 Points (48%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 14164     avg: 22592     median: 22452 (45%)     max: 28541 Points
41410 Points (84%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 13799     avg: 26317     median: 26826 (38%)     max: 30772 Points
56634 Points (80%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
57333 Points (17%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102294 Points (30%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
68627 Points (47%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
111866 Points (76%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
48758 Points (53%)
62003 Points (68%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3DMark 06
min: 37418     avg: 44177     median: 46503 (66%)     max: 48609 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
48432 Points (69%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
97.4 fps (40%)
203.8 fps (85%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 54     avg: 64     median: 56.5 (14%)     max: 89 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 32     avg: 38.5     median: 33 (12%)     max: 56 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
481 Seconds (64%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
63.4 fps (28%)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
73.8 fps (32%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
9.2 fps (3%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
12 fps (3%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
99.6 fps (32%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
226 fps (73%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
47.1 fps (29%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
40.3 fps (24%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
117 fps (36%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
139 fps (43%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
10.4 fps (26%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
17.2 fps (43%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
55.2 fps (30%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
74.4 fps (40%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
82.7 fps (28%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
79.1 fps (27%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
180 fps (37%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps (69%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
93.2 fps (43%)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
108 fps (50%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
16.7 fps (3%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
26.3 fps (4%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
98.1 fps (31%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
228 fps (73%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
57.2 fps (31%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102 fps (55%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
239 fps (42%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
460 fps (80%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
20.3 fps (15%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.6 fps (28%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
179 fps (45%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
324 fps (81%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
117 fps (25%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
206 fps (44%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
180 fps (37%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps (69%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
182 fps (54%)
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
175 fps (52%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
16.8 fps (3%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
21.8 fps (5%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
26.5 fps (51%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
18.8 fps (36%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
264 fps (59%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
314 fps (71%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
20.4 fps (15%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.2 fps (27%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
84.5 fps (52%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
90 fps (55%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
52.3 fps (43%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
53.7 fps (44%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
82.5 fps (49%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
128 fps (76%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4955     avg: 11641     median: 14081 (10%)     max: 15888 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 77     avg: 124.6     median: 140 (51%)     max: 156.74 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 99.5     avg: 168.4     median: 170 (44%)     max: 219 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
5768 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
14204 Samples/s (25%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
42692 Points (82%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 94.1     avg: 144.3     median: 147 (23%)     max: 202 Watt
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487 Watt (75%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 107.5     avg: 145.8     median: 143.5 (20%)     max: 191 Watt