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GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX 5600 XT

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3060 has a GPU core clock speed of 1320 MHz, and the (Unknown) MB of GDDR6 RAM is set to run at 1875 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 3584 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which features core clock speeds of 1375 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 2304 SPUs along with 144 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 160 Watts
GeForce RTX 3060 170 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (6%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce RTX 3060 is 7% quicker than the Radeon RX 5600 XT in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3060 368640 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5600 XT 344064 MB/sec
Difference: 24576 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 XT will be a lot (more or less 34%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 3060. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 198000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 147840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 50160 (34%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 XT is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 88000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 63360 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 24640 (39%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3060 Radeon RX 5600 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2021 January 2020
Code Name GA106 Navi 10 XLE
Memory (Unknown) MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1320 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 1875 GB/s 1500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 368640 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 147840 Mtexels/sec 198000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 63360 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3584 2304
Texture Mapping Units 112 144
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 7 nm
Transistors 13250 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3060

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Radeon RX 5600 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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