The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) is a budget graphics card launched on January 12, 2021. This 30 Series GPU is based on Nvidia’s Ampere architecture and utilizes the GA106-300-A1 graphics processor variant. It is also built on the 8 nm process, has a die size of 276 mm², and 12 billion transistors.
Moreover, the RTX 3060 has 3584 shading units, 112 texture mapping units, 48 ROPs, 112 AI/tensor cores for machine learning applications, and 28 raytracing acceleration cores. Its base operating frequency is 1320 MHz which can be boosted up to 1777 MHz. The RTX 3060 also has 12 GB of GDDR6 memory connected using a 192-bit memory interface running at 1875 MHz (15 Gbps effective).
In terms of its board design, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) draws 170 W of power from a 1x12 pin power connector and has a PSU requirement of 450 W. It has a width of 112 mm(dual-slot), length of 242 mm, and height of 51 mm. Its display outputs include: 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a. The RTX 3060 is great for 1080p, good for 1440p, and playable at 4K gaming.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) Specs
|Generation: 30 Series|
|Bus Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16|
|Release Date: Jan. 12, 2021|
|Current Price: $249.99 (Dec. 7, 2023)|
|Foundry: Samsung||Process: 8 nm|
|Transistors: 12 billion|
|Die Size: 276 mm²|
|Memory Type: GDDR6|
|Memory Size: 12 GB|
|Memory Bus: 192 bit||Bandwidth: 360 GB/s|
|Memory Speed: 15 Gbps|
|Base Clock: 1320 MHz|
|Boost Clock: 1875 MHz|
|Memory Clock: 1777 MHz|
|Shading Units: 3584|
|SM Count: 28|
|Tensor Cores: 112|
|RT Cores: 28|
|Width: 112 mm (dual-slot)|
|Length: 242 mm|
|Height: 51 mm|
|TBP: 170 W|
|Power Connectors: 1x12 pin|
|PSU Requirement: 450 W|
|Outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a W|
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) Performance Rankings
This radar chart contains the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) performance rankings compared to the GPUs ranked above (AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT) and below (Intel Arc A750) it in several prominent computing workloads (Higher is better).
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) FPS Benchmarks
Here are the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) FPS benchmarks compared to other closely ranked GPUs.
RTX 3060 Average 1080p FPS
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB): 80
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: 86
Intel Arc A750: 70
RTX 3060 Average 1440p FPS
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB): 56
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: 59
Intel Arc A750: 53
RTX 3060 Average 4K FPS
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB): 31
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT: 33
Intel Arc A750: 0
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB) PriceMSRP: $329.00
Cost per frame: $4.46
Excellent value 86%
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