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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 8,704 shaders and 10 GB GDDR6X graphics memory.

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 320 Watt but the power efficiency is still quite good.

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 3080NVIDIA 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 12 GB compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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 compare 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 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
CodenameAmpere GA102GN20-E3 GA106
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines8704 - unified3840 - unified
Core Speed1450 - 1710 (Boost) MHz817 - 1702 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed19000 MHz14000 effective = 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width320 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6XGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory24 GB6 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6
Power Consumption320 Watt115 Watt (60 - 115 Watt TGP)
Transistors28 Billion
technology8 nm8 nm
Date of Announcement16.09.2020 04.01.2021
TMUs120
ROPs48
Raytracing Cores30
Tensor / AI Cores120
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
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
67 pt (76%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
30.8 pt (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 15712     avg: 16134     median: 16133.5 (81%)     max: 16555 Points
min: 6473     avg: 8108     median: 8264 (42%)     max: 9677 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 17467     avg: 17536     median: 17535.5 (81%)     max: 17604 Points
min: 6285     avg: 8018     median: 8181 (38%)     max: 9235 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 470072     avg: 529548     median: 529548 (62%)     max: 589024 Points
min: 116696     avg: 378734     median: 412820 (48%)     max: 536666 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 343894     avg: 391512     median: 391512 (54%)     max: 439129 Points
min: 137690     avg: 221073     median: 221073 (30%)     max: 304456 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 65313     avg: 70339     median: 70338.5 (76%)     max: 75364 Points
min: 28859     avg: 44462     median: 44621 (48%)     max: 58475 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 173402     avg: 188064     median: 188064 (75%)     max: 202725 Points
min: 33126     avg: 101683     median: 108695 (43%)     max: 136275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 29978     avg: 31709     median: 31709 (76%)     max: 33440 Points
min: 15062     avg: 18263     median: 18451 (44%)     max: 21179 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 37604     avg: 39257     median: 39257 (65%)     max: 40910 Points
min: 16354     avg: 20280     median: 20495 (34%)     max: 23109 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 341116     avg: 408252     median: 408252 (54%)     max: 475388 Points
min: 124176     avg: 184037     median: 139478 (19%)     max: 333015 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
101411 Points (86%)
52547 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 15263     avg: 16429     median: 16763 (36%)     max: 17261 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 59050     avg: 60282     median: 60281.5 (73%)     max: 61513 Points
44997 Points (54%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 114849     avg: 120402     median: 120402 (67%)     max: 125954 Points
86045 Points (48%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 32211     avg: 36325     median: 35564.5 (72%)     max: 41958 Points
min: 14164     avg: 22586     median: 22367 (45%)     max: 28541 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 47287     avg: 53094     median: 53713 (76%)     max: 57662 Points
min: 13799     avg: 26329     median: 26862 (38%)     max: 30772 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 90427     avg: 91747     median: 91746.5 (27%)     max: 93066 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
57333 Points (17%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 96470     avg: 98653     median: 98653 (67%)     max: 100836 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
68627 Points (47%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 46192     avg: 48523     median: 48522.5 (56%)     max: 50853 Points
48758 Points (56%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
3DMark 06
min: 41923     avg: 43089     median: 43089 (63%)     max: 44255 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
min: 37418     avg: 44177     median: 46503 (68%)     max: 48609 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 176.2     avg: 179     median: 179 (74%)     max: 181.8 fps
97.4 fps (40%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CUDA *
min: 54     avg: 66     median: 55 (14%)     max: 89 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom OPTIX *
min: 32     avg: 40     median: 32 (23%)     max: 56 Seconds
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
481 Seconds (64%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 66     avg: 68.6     median: 68.6 (30%)     max: 71.1 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
63.4 fps (28%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 12.85     avg: 13.1     median: 13.1 (4%)     max: 13.27 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9.2 fps (3%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 180     avg: 190     median: 190 (62%)     max: 199.9 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
99.6 fps (32%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 36.93     avg: 43.9     median: 43.9 (27%)     max: 50.8 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
47.1 fps (29%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 146     avg: 165.3     median: 165.3 (51%)     max: 184.6 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
117 fps (36%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 16.35     avg: 17.4     median: 17.4 (44%)     max: 18.47 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
10.4 fps (26%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 65.6     avg: 69.9     median: 69.9 (37%)     max: 74.2 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
55.2 fps (30%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 116     avg: 121.1     median: 121.1 (41%)     max: 126.1 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82.7 fps (28%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 275.6     avg: 275.8     median: 275.8 (57%)     max: 276 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
180 fps (37%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 92.4     avg: 94.5     median: 94.5 (44%)     max: 96.5 fps
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
93.2 fps (43%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 23.22     avg: 23.7     median: 23.7 (4%)     max: 24.26 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16.7 fps (3%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
204 fps (65%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98.1 fps (31%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 91.8     avg: 95.4     median: 95.4 (52%)     max: 99 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
57.2 fps (31%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 360.2     avg: 400.1     median: 400.1 (70%)     max: 440 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
239 fps (42%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 36.08     avg: 37     median: 37 (28%)     max: 37.87 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20.3 fps (15%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 281.2     avg: 288.1     median: 288.1 (72%)     max: 295 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
179 fps (45%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 190     avg: 190.2     median: 190.2 (41%)     max: 190.4 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
117 fps (25%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 238.2     avg: 266.1     median: 266.1 (55%)     max: 294 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
180 fps (37%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
158 fps (47%)
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
182 fps (54%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
19.8 fps (4%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16.8 fps (3%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
18.5 fps (36%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
26.5 fps (51%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
293 fps (66%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
264 fps (59%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
51.7 fps (37%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
20.4 fps (15%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
77.6 fps (48%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
84.5 fps (52%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
50 fps (41%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
52.3 fps (43%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
100 fps (59%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
82.5 fps (49%)
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: 170.1     median: 173 (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
min: 5112     avg: 5155     median: 5155 (23%)     max: 5198 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 12797     avg: 12889     median: 12888.5 (23%)     max: 12980 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 39924     avg: 40759     median: 40759 (78%)     max: 41594 Points
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 492     avg: 498.5     median: 498.5 (77%)     max: 505 Watt
min: 94.1     avg: 145.5     median: 149 (23%)     max: 202 Watt
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 498.3     avg: 502     median: 501.7 (70%)     max: 505 Watt
min: 107.5     avg: 146.5     median: 147 (21%)     max: 191 Watt