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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q (for laptops, GN20-E3, Max-Q) is the former name for a RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with Max-Q technologies. In previous generations, the Max-Q name was used for low power versions. With the RTX 3000 series, every TGP-version can now use Max-Q technologies and all GPUs are called RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (60 - 115W).

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 3060 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
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 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 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 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 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 GA106GN20-E3 GA106
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines3840 - unified3840 - unified
Core Speed1283 (Boost) MHz817 - 1702 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6 GB6 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption60 Watt115 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)
technology8 nm8 nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021 04.01.2021
TMUs120
ROPs48
Raytracing Cores30
Tensor / AI Cores120
Memory Speed14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bandwidth336 GB/s
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 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

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
32.4 pt (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6529     avg: 8089     median: 8264 (43%)     max: 9677 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6437     avg: 7982     median: 8068.5 (37%)     max: 9174 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 116696     avg: 339251     median: 360476 (48%)     max: 519354 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
304456 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 28859     avg: 44282     median: 44523 (54%)     max: 58475 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 33126     avg: 102208     median: 109734 (45%)     max: 136275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 15376     avg: 18273     median: 18451 (46%)     max: 21179 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 16956     avg: 20260     median: 20346.5 (38%)     max: 23109 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 124176     avg: 199105     median: 140124 (19%)     max: 333015 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: 22393     median: 22357.5 (45%)     max: 28541 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 13799     avg: 26202     median: 26722 (38%)     max: 30772 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3DMark 06
min: 37418     avg: 41961     median: 41960.5 (63%)     max: 46503 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 4955     avg: 9518     median: 9518 (40%)     max: 14081 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: 108.5     median: 108.5 (40%)     max: 140 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: 167.1     median: 167 (45%)     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%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 103     avg: 146.3     median: 147 (23%)     max: 202 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 108     avg: 145.5     median: 143.5 (20%)     max: 185 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 111     avg: 150     median: 148.5 (33%)     max: 195 Watt