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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, Whispermode).

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 4,096 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 3,072 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3060 however will only use 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 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
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 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
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile compare
CodenameGN20-E3 GA106
ArchitectureAmpere
Pipelines3840 - unified
Core Speed900 - 1283 - 1703 (Boost) MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology8 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.01.2021

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- 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
high 1920x1080
140  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
133  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
90.2  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
48.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
67 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.9 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
37 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
17.3 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off) 1920x1080
19.9
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
4K 3840x2160
11  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
high 1920x1080
90.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58.5  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
42.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
38.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
19  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray Tracing (DX12) 1920x1080
27
FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
high 1920x1080
121 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
119 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
116 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
114 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
231 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
219 fps  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
156 fps  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
87.1 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
98.5  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
67.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
36.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
108 fps