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GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX 6900 XT

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3060 comes with a GPU clock speed of 1320 MHz, and the (Unknown) MB of GDDR6 RAM runs at 1875 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 3584 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which has GPU clock speed of 1825 MHz, and 16384 MB of GDDR6 RAM set to run at 2000 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 5120 SPUs, 320 Texture Address Units, and 128 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3060 170 Watts
Radeon RX 6900 XT 300 Watts
Difference: 130 Watts (76%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 6900 XT should be 42% quicker than the GeForce RTX 3060 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 524288 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 368640 MB/sec
Difference: 155648 (42%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6900 XT should be much (approximately 295%) better at AF than the GeForce RTX 3060. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 584000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 147840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 436160 (295%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6900 XT is superior to the GeForce RTX 3060, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6900 XT 233600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 63360 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 170240 (269%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce RTX 3060

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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3060 Radeon RX 6900 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2021 2020
Code Name GA106 Navi 21
Memory (Unknown) MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1320 MHz 1825 MHz
Memory Speed 1875 GB/s 2000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 368640 MB/sec 524288 MB/sec
Texel Rate 147840 Mtexels/sec 584000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 63360 Mpixels/sec 233600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3584 5120
Texture Mapping Units 112 320
Render Output Units 48 128
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 7 nm
Transistors 13250 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3060

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Radeon RX 6900 XT

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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