I get commissions for purchases made through links on this page. (more info)

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce RTX 3060 vs Radeon RX Vega 56

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3060 uses a 8 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1320 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 1875 MHz on this particular card. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX Vega 56, which comes with core clock speeds of 1156 MHz on the GPU, and 1600 MHz on the 8192 MB of HBM2 memory. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 224 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3060 170 Watts
Radeon RX Vega 56 210 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (24%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX Vega 56 should perform a small bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 419430 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 368640 MB/sec
Difference: 50790 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX Vega 56 should be much (approximately 75%) better at AF than the GeForce RTX 3060. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 258944 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 147840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 111104 (75%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX Vega 56 is the winner, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

Radeon RX Vega 56 73984 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 63360 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10624 (17%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce RTX 3060

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX Vega 56

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce RTX 3060 Radeon RX Vega 56
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2021 September 2017
Code Name GA106 Vega 10 XL
Memory (Unknown) MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1320 MHz 1156 MHz
Memory Speed 1875 GB/s 1600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 210 watts
Bandwidth 368640 MB/sec 419430 MB/sec
Texel Rate 147840 Mtexels/sec 258944 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 63360 Mpixels/sec 73984 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 3584 3584
Texture Mapping Units 112 224
Render Output Units 48 64
Bus Type GDDR6 HBM2
Bus Width 192-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 14 nm
Transistors 13250 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce RTX 3060

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX Vega 56

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield