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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

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 can like Star Wars Squadrons should be playable in 4k with maximum detail settings. The similar named RTX 3060 Ti 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 will only 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).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 compare 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 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 @ 0.9 - 1.28 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
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
CodenameGN20-E3 GA106
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines3840 - unified
Core Speed900 - 1283 - 1703 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0
technology8 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 6946     avg: 8095     median: 8496 (46%)     max: 8790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 7041     avg: 8182     median: 8425 (43%)     max: 8840 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 34027     avg: 44633     median: 43995.5 (58%)     max: 56515 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 117148     avg: 129153     median: 131595 (65%)     max: 136275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 16156     avg: 18221     median: 18524 (47%)     max: 20192 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18434     avg: 20612     median: 20155 (40%)     max: 22460 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 99.53     avg: 149     median: 154.5 (43%)     max: 188 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 118     avg: 144     median: 143.5 (26%)     max: 169 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 124     avg: 147     median: 147 (25%)     max: 170 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 115.7     avg: 144     median: 141.3 (31%)     max: 173 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
147.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
119.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
116.2 140 ~ 128 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
112.2 133 ~ 123 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
79.1 90.2 ~ 85 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
48.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Minimum Settings 1920x1080
139.6
low 1280x720
93.8 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
76.3 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
63.2 fps 67 fps ~ 65 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.6 fps 57.9 fps ~ 56 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.2 fps 37 fps ~ 36 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
17.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Low Preset 1920x1080
84.1
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
19.9
26.7
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 3840x2160
2.2
low 1280x720
113  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
88  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
82 90 ~ 86 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
77 83 ~ 80 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
64 68 ~ 66 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
41  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
111  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
100  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
65.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
33.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
59.7 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.4 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
45.1 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
26.4 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Highest Settings + Ultra Ray Tracing 1920x1080
39.6
low 1280x720
90  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
73  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
57 63 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53 56 ~ 55 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
47 49 ~ 48 fps    + Compare