NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Price $ 249.0 $ 329.0 80 (32%)
Year 2021 2021 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 72C 77C 5 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 46dB 0.4 (1%)
Recommended Power Supply 450W 550W 100 (22%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) Intel Core i9-10900K ($590)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 102.3 FPS 124.3 FPS 22 (22%)
Average 1440p Performance 74.3 FPS 92.0 FPS 17.7 (24%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 63.5 FPS 78.9 FPS 15.4 (24%)
Average 4K Performance 44.3 FPS 55.4 FPS 11.1 (25%)
Memory 6 GB 12 GB 6 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.4 $ 2.7 0.3 (12%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4 $ 3.6 0.2 (6%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 4.2 0.3 (8%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.6 $ 5.9 0.3 (5%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Overall Combination Score 89/100 88/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 3050 Ti to RTX 3060 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

The RTX 3060 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3050 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 249. NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Ampere graphics card inside the RTX 3050 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Spec for spec, this RTX 3050 Ti leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 1650, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RTX 3050 Ti has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 1650 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 3050 Ti blows past the GTX 1650 and, amazingly, even the GTX 1660 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 3050 Ti consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 1650 and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 81 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 74 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Monster Hunter: World, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Valorant at 145 fps to 145 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 145 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

The RTX 3070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Ampere set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 329. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 3060 Ti, the RTX 3060 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Ampere graphics card inside the RTX 3060, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RTX 3060 has 12 GB RAM compared to the RTX 2060 's 6 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 3060 blows past the RTX 2060, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and, amazingly, even the RTX 2070 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 3060 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RTX 2060, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a RTX 2060, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RTX 3060. Similarly, those holding onto RX 5700 's RX Vega 56 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, Anthem at 68 fps to 87 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4 at 70 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 72 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Strange Brigade, Fallout 76, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Forza Horizon 4, Valorant at 61 fps to 180 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 88 fps.

Game Performance at selected quality settings

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
41
46.0
52
58.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
27
30.0
33
37.0
2020 Valorant
183
204.0
227
253.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
72
80.0
89
99.0
2020 Death Stranding
82
92.0
103
115.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
54
60.0
66
74.0
2020 Godfall
81
90.0
100
112.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
41
46.0
52
58.0
2019 Apex Legends
100
112.0
126
140.0
2019 Anthem
62
69.0
78
87.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
90
100.0
115
128.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
111
124.0
139
155.0
2019 Metro Exodus
49
55.0
62
69.0
2019 World War Z
97
108.0
125
139.0
2019 Gears of War 5
72
81.0
90
100.0
2019 F1 2019
91
102.0
113
126.0
2019 GreedFall
82
92.0
102
114.0
2019 Borderlands 3
57
64.0
72
80.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
111
124.0
137
153.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
43
48.0
53
59.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
67
75.0
83
93.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
113
126.0
142
158.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
47
53.0
61
68.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
80
89.0
97
108.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
75
84.0
95
106.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
95
106.0
115
128.0
2018 Fallout 76
124
138.0
134
149.0
2018 Hitman 2
96
107.0
104
116.0
2018 Just Cause 4
74
83.0
91
102.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
80
89.0
99
110.0
2018 Strange Brigade
117
131.0
145
162.0
2018 Battlefield V
99
111.0
121
135.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
69
77.0
84
94.0
2017 Destiny 2
132
147.0
162
181.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79
88.0
94
105.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
96
107.0
116
129.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
110
123.0
133
148.0
2017 For Honor
137
153.0
169
188.0
2017 Project CARS 2
97
108.0
119
133.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
117
131.0
144
161.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
76
85.0
88
98.0
2016 Battlefield 1
117
131.0
136
152.0
2016 Overwatch
149
166.0
180
200.0
2016 Dishonored 2
71
79.0
87
97.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
91
102.0
110
123.0
2015 Rocket League
432
480.0
517
575.0
2015 Need For Speed
119
133.0
144
160.0
2015 Project CARS
107
119.0
131
146.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
189
210.0
234
261.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
296
329.0
354
394.0
2009 League of Legends
555
617.0
666
740.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
32
40.0
40
50.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
21
27.0
26
33.0
2020 Valorant
132
166.0
165
207.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
50
63.0
62
78.0
2020 Death Stranding
57
72.0
71
89.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
34
43.0
42
53.0
2020 Godfall
48
60.0
59
74.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
34
43.0
43
54.0
2019 Apex Legends
68
85.0
84
105.0
2019 Anthem
43
54.0
56
70.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
62
78.0
80
100.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
84.0
83
104.0
2019 Metro Exodus
34
43.0
43
54.0
2019 World War Z
63
79.0
80
101.0
2019 Gears of War 5
47
59.0
58
73.0
2019 F1 2019
57
72.0
71
89.0
2019 GreedFall
52
66.0
65
82.0
2019 Borderlands 3
36
45.0
44
56.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
89.0
88
111.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
31
39.0
38
48.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
47
59.0
58
73.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
57
72.0
82
103.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
42.0
40
51.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
60.0
60
76.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43
54.0
57
72.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
88.0
84
106.0
2018 Fallout 76
72
90.0
92
116.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
69.0
60
75.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
60.0
59
74.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
48
61.0
60
75.0
2018 Strange Brigade
72
91.0
90
113.0
2018 Battlefield V
69
87.0
83
104.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
59.0
59
74.0
2017 Destiny 2
98
123.0
123
154.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
65.0
63
79.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
54
68.0
65
82.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
69
87.0
84
105.0
2017 For Honor
69
87.0
86
108.0
2017 Project CARS 2
60
75.0
74
93.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
92
116.0
115
144.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
54
68.0
65
82.0
2016 Battlefield 1
76
95.0
96
121.0
2016 Overwatch
89
112.0
108
136.0
2016 Dishonored 2
52
66.0
65
82.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
69.0
71
89.0
2015 Rocket League
160
200.0
193
242.0
2015 Need For Speed
80
100.0
96
121.0
2015 Project CARS
70
88.0
87
109.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
108
136.0
135
169.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
213
267.0
258
323.0
2009 League of Legends
267
334.0
323
404.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
71.0
67
89.0
2019 Anthem
34
45.0
43
57.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
48
64.0
61
81.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
67.0
63
84.0
2019 Metro Exodus
28
38.0
34
46.0
2019 World War Z
50
66.0
65
86.0
2019 Gears of War 5
38
51.0
48
64.0
2019 F1 2019
47
63.0
59
78.0
2019 GreedFall
38
50.0
47
62.0
2019 Borderlands 3
28
37.0
34
45.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
57
76.0
71
94.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
34.0
31
42.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
38
51.0
48
64.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
41
55.0
63
83.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
38.0
34
46.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
51.0
47
63.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
44.0
45
60.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
78.0
72
95.0
2018 Fallout 76
57
75.0
72
96.0
2018 Hitman 2
44
58.0
47
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
37
49.0
45
60.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36
48.0
45
60.0
2018 Strange Brigade
57
75.0
70
93.0
2018 Battlefield V
54
72.0
66
88.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38
51.0
48
64.0
2017 Destiny 2
75
99.0
93
123.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
55.0
50
66.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
42
56.0
51
68.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
79.0
72
95.0
2017 For Honor
53
70.0
66
87.0
2017 Project CARS 2
55
73.0
69
91.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
86
114.0
107
141.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
50
66.0
60
80.0
2016 Battlefield 1
60
79.0
76
101.0
2016 Overwatch
69
91.0
83
110.0
2016 Dishonored 2
47
63.0
59
78.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
55.0
53
70.0
2015 Rocket League
119
157.0
144
190.0
2015 Need For Speed
67
89.0
82
108.0
2015 Project CARS
60
80.0
76
100.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
81
107.0
100
132.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
205
271.0
250
329.0
2009 League of Legends
190
250.0
229
302.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
18
27.0
23
34.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
14
21.0
18
26.0
2020 Valorant
101
145.0
125
180.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
23
33.0
28
41.0
2020 Death Stranding
30
43.0
37
54.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
15
22.0
19
28.0
2020 Godfall
20
29.0
24
35.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
19
28.0
24
35.0
2019 Apex Legends
32
47.0
42
60.0
2019 Anthem
21
30.0
25
37.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
41.0
37
53.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
28
41.0
36
52.0
2019 Metro Exodus
18
27.0
23
34.0
2019 World War Z
31
45.0
41
59.0
2019 Gears of War 5
25
37.0
32
46.0
2019 F1 2019
32
46.0
39
57.0
2019 GreedFall
18
27.0
23
34.0
2019 Borderlands 3
16
23.0
20
29.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
37
53.0
46
66.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
25.0
21
31.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
25
37.0
32
46.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
32.0
36
52.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
29.0
24
35.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
35.0
29
42.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
28.0
27
39.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
58.0
49
70.0
2018 Fallout 76
35
50.0
44
63.0
2018 Hitman 2
28
40.0
30
43.0
2018 Just Cause 4
21
31.0
26
38.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
29.0
25
36.0
2018 Strange Brigade
34
49.0
42
61.0
2018 Battlefield V
33
48.0
42
60.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
25
36.0
32
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
43
62.0
53
77.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
37.0
31
45.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
36.0
30
44.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
60.0
50
72.0
2017 For Honor
30
43.0
37
54.0
2017 Project CARS 2
43
62.0
53
77.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
97.0
84
121.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
38
55.0
46
66.0
2016 Battlefield 1
36
52.0
48
69.0
2016 Overwatch
40
58.0
49
70.0
2016 Dishonored 2
36
52.0
45
65.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
33.0
29
42.0
2015 Rocket League
65
93.0
79
113.0
2015 Need For Speed
46
67.0
56
80.0
2015 Project CARS
43
62.0
53
77.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
63.0
54
78.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
168
240.0
203
291.0
2009 League of Legends
93
133.0
113
162.0
RTX 3050 Ti vs RTX 3060 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3050 Ti vs RTX 3060 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3050 Ti vs RTX 3060 with Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-10900K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti / Core i9-10900K

It is clear that the RTX 3050 Ti is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RTX 3050 Ti against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RTX 3050 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. The RTX 3050 Ti 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2021 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RTX 3060 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3060 's 12288 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3060 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

RTX 3050 Ti vs RTX 3060 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
Length242 mm 9.5 inches242 mm 9.5 inches
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 12-pin1x 12-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP90 W170 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
Boost Clock1740 MHz1777 MHz
GPU Clock1545 MHz1320 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective 1875 MHz 15 Gbps effective

Graphics Card

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 30GeForce 30
Launch Price449 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release Date2021Jan 12th, 2021

Graphics Features

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
CUDA8.68.6
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
OpenCL2.02.0
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.5
Vulkan1.2.1401.2.140

Graphics Processor

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Die Sizeunknown276 mm²
GPU NameGA107GA106
GPU VariantGA107-300-A1 GA106-300-A1
Process Size8 nm8 nm
Transistorsunknown13,250 million

Memory

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s 360.0 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit 192 bit
Memory Size6192 MB12288 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
ROPs4064
RT Cores1828
SM Count1828
Shading Units23043584
TMUs72112
Tensor Cores72112

Theoretical Performance

RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3060
FP16 (half) performance8.018 TFLOPS (1:1)12.74 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance8.018 TFLOPS 12.74 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance125.3 GFLOPS (1:64)199.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
Pixel Rate69.60 GPixel/s 113.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate125.3 GTexel/s 199.0 GTexel/s

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