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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is a fast desktop graphics card based on the Ampere architecture. It uses the big GA104 chip and offers 4,864 cores and 8 GB GDDR6 graphics memory. 

The performance in games and 4k resolution is slightly above a desktop RTX 2080 Super. For many games, the performance is sufficient for 4k and maximum details. Enabling raytracing however (without DLSS) will lead to a significant lower performance (although the RTX performance was clearly improved compared to the RTX 2000 series).

The GA104 chip is produced in 8nm at Samsung and the power consumption of the RTX 3060 Ti is specified with 200 Watt (RTX 2070 Super - 215 Watt).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU (mobile, NVIDIA_DEV.2583, GN20-P0) is the slowest RTX 3000 mobile card and based on the GA107 Ampere chip. It offers 2048 CUDA, 16 Ray Tracing and 64 Tensor cores. The memory bus is limited to 128 Bit and supports 4 GB of GDDR6 dedicated graphics memory.The clock speed depends on the TGP variant and can range from 713 - 1530 (base) and 1058 - 1740 (boost) for the TGP variants of 35 to 80 Watt (see table below).

Preliminary clock rates
TGP (Power Consumption)35 W40 W45 W50 W60 W70 W80 W
Base Clock Speed (MHz)71393810651178123814031530
Boost Clock Speed (MHz)1058122313431455150016351740

The performance should be between the old GTX 1650 Ti and the 1660 Ti Max-Q depending on the used TGP variant. Therefore, it is best suited for full HD gaming (1920 x 1080) with high detail settings in demanding games. The performance is not sufficient to enable Raytracing in most games, but the Tensor cores can be used for DLSS in some games (and get performance boost with slight quality reduction). Beware, that the low TGP variants will offer a significantly lower performance.

The faster RTX 3050 Ti offers 25% more cores at similar clock speeds and TGP settings. 

The GA107 chip offers 3,072 FP32 ALUs of which half can also execute INT32 instructions (i.e. 1,536 INT32 ALUs). The RTX 3050 however maybe won't use all ALUs 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 GA107 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).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 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 12 GB compare 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 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 compare 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 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 compare 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 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 compare 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 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameAmpere GA104GN20-P0
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines4864 - unified2048 - unified
Core Speed1410 - 1665 (Boost) MHz1238 - 1500 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz12000 effective = 1500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory8 GB4 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption220 Watt60 Watt (35 - 80 Watt TGP)
Transistors17.4 Billion
technology8 nm8 nm
Date of Announcement01.12.2020 11.05.2021
TMUs64
ROPs32
Raytracing Cores16
Tensor / AI Cores64
Memory Bandwidth192 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
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
57 pt (65%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
17.4 pt (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 7813     avg: 10526     median: 11520 (58%)     max: 12244 Points
min: 3500     avg: 4842     median: 4964 (25%)     max: 5506 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 10530     avg: 11305     median: 11590 (53%)     max: 11796 Points
min: 3281     avg: 4632     median: 4791.5 (22%)     max: 5295 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 475862     avg: 581093     median: 581092 (68%)     max: 686323 Points
474692 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 299680     avg: 407778     median: 407778 (56%)     max: 515876 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 21679     avg: 55407     median: 66922 (72%)     max: 77621 Points
min: 20526     avg: 33536     median: 32553 (35%)     max: 45518 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 112625     avg: 146223     median: 153968 (61%)     max: 172076 Points
min: 33426     avg: 65425     median: 64593 (26%)     max: 87403 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 14888     avg: 23646     median: 27043 (65%)     max: 29008 Points
min: 8947     avg: 10996     median: 11060 (27%)     max: 12525 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 24193     avg: 27562     median: 28145 (47%)     max: 30347 Points
min: 9138     avg: 12231     median: 12611 (21%)     max: 14157 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 340068     avg: 483178     median: 483178 (64%)     max: 626287 Points
min: 35518     avg: 48787     median: 48786.5 (7%)     max: 62055 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
73015 Points (62%)
33342 Points (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
10391 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
59387 Points (72%)
30196 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
117899 Points (65%)
43448 Points (24%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 16882     avg: 29004     median: 33117 (67%)     max: 37013 Points
min: 11832     avg: 15188     median: 15638.5 (32%)     max: 18259 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 32630     avg: 37185     median: 37941 (54%)     max: 40984 Points
min: 11980     avg: 16247     median: 16955.5 (24%)     max: 18557 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
113553 Points (33%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
43216 Points (13%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
117677 Points (80%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
47209 Points (32%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
90522 Points (99%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280X854 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
3DMark 06
70290 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
3DMark 06
min: 36425     avg: 39512     median: 39512 (56%)     max: 42599 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 93.6     avg: 133.9     median: 153.2 (64%)     max: 154.9 fps
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 97     avg: 109.8     median: 108.5 (28%)     max: 125 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 53     avg: 56.3     median: 58 (22%)     max: 58 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
668 Seconds (88%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
71.1 fps (31%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
12.3 fps (4%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
144 fps (47%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
59.4 fps (36%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
197 fps (61%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
13.9 fps (35%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
57.8 fps (31%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
109 fps (37%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
252 fps (52%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
99.6 fps (46%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
22.3 fps (3%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
145 fps (46%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
72.2 fps (39%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
344 fps (60%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
25.6 fps (19%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
225 fps (56%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
161 fps (34%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
252 fps (52%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
109 fps (32%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
18.2 fps (4%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
11.4 fps (22%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
215 fps (48%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
14.5 fps (10%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
76.6 fps (47%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
37.9 fps (31%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
80.1 fps (47%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
11506 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
93.2 fps (34%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 115     avg: 156     median: 143.5 (37%)     max: 217.24 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 99.6     avg: 99.6     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.62 %
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
143.8 fps (4%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
252.9 fps (1%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
4046 Samples/s (18%)
2038 Samples/s (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
9010 Samples/s (16%)
4713 Samples/s (8%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
26245 Points (50%)
10499 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
350 Watt (54%)
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min: 49.2     avg: 91.8     median: 96.1 (15%)     max: 126.2 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
379 Watt (53%)
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min: 59.4     avg: 98.2     median: 95.5 (13%)     max: 136.8 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 63.3     avg: 102.1     median: 102.1 (22%)     max: 139.5 Watt
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