Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU in Gigabyte G5 KC delivers promising OpenCL score +8% higher than the RTX 2070 desktop graphics card
Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPU comparisons have become a lot less straightforward thanks to the revelation that there are 28 different variants of the three models that currently make up the laptop range. In regard to the new RTX 3060 SKU, this means the TGP (Thermal Graphics Power) ranges from 60 W all the way to 115 W, leaving the highest-end variants potentially more powerful than the lowest-end RTX 3080 Laptop GPUs. It’s confusing and we have already highlighted how important it is for OEMs to list the TGP. In this instance, Gigabyte does not yet list what RTX 3060 variant is dealing with the graphics in this particular G5 KC laptop.
Moving on to the actual Geekbench 5 OpenCL result, the final score for the RTX 3060 laptop is a respectable 93,263 points. This can be reasonably and fairly compared with the marks in Geekbench’s OpenCL charts, as these average scores are based on a minimum of five results. The GeForce RTX 3060 in the Gigabyte G5 KC laptop manages to record a score that is +8.61% higher than that of the RTX 2070 desktop GPU and is only -4.30% away from the average result produced by the RTX 2070 Super desktop graphics card.
It’s a very promising result from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, although it would have been interesting to know what TGP variant it definitively was. Fortunately, the recorded maximum frequency of the GPU does at least give a good indication: At 1.43 GHz this is likely the lower-end 80 W variant of the RTX 3060 (900 MHz – 1,425 MHz). If this is the case, then we can expect even more impressive results in the future from an SKU variant like the 115 W RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, which has clock rates of 1,387 MHz to 1,702 MHz, as long as there is adequate thermal headroom in place.