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GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX 5600

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3060 comes with core clock speeds of 1320 MHz on the GPU, and 1875 MHz on the (Unknown) MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5600, which features GPU core speed of 1375 MHz, and 6144 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 1500 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 150 Watts
GeForce RTX 3060 170 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce RTX 3060 should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon RX 5600 in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3060 368640 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5600 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 73728 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 should be a small bit (more or less 19%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 3060. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 176000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 147840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 28160 (19%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 is quite a bit (approximately 39%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce RTX 3060, and capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 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
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2021 January 2020
Code Name GA106 Navi 10 XE
Memory (Unknown) MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1320 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 1875 GB/s 1500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 368640 MB/sec 294912 MB/sec
Texel Rate 147840 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 63360 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3584 2048
Texture Mapping Units 112 128
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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core 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 fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - 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

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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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