NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Price $ 399.0 $ 693.0 294 (74%)
Year 2020 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 77C 78C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 48.5dB 2.5 (5%)
Recommended Power Supply 550W 565W 15 (3%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i9-10900K ($590) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 150.0 FPS 137.2 FPS 12.8 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 113.8 FPS 103.2 FPS 10.6 (9%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 98.0 FPS 88.5 FPS 9.5 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 69.3 FPS 62.3 FPS 7 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 5.1 2.4 (89%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 6.8 3.3 (94%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 7.9 3.8 (93%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.8 $ 11.2 5.4 (93%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Overall Combination Score 91/100 66/100 25 (27%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 2080 to RTX 3060 Ti 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for RTX 3060 Ti .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

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 Ti is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. 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 Ti, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

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

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus at 70 fps to 85 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers at 60 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Resident Evil 2, Far Cry 5, Far Cry New Dawn, Death Stranding, F1 2019 at 63 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 2080 's price is getting more discount. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1080, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus at 64 fps to 77 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 62 fps to 81 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play F1 2019, World War Z, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, Apex Legends at 63 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
64
71.4
57
63.9
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
42
46.9
37
41.7
2020 Valorant
280
312.1
252
280.3
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
110
122.4
98
109.9
2020 Death Stranding
126
140.8
114
126.9
2020 Marvel's Avengers
82
91.8
74
82.6
2020 Godfall
123
137.7
111
123.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
62
69.8
57
63.9
2019 Apex Legends
150
167.3
137
153.0
2019 Anthem
96
107.1
88
98.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
142
158.1
130
144.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
170
189.7
154
172.1
2019 Metro Exodus
76
84.7
69
76.7
2019 World War Z
158
176.5
138
154.0
2019 Gears of War 5
111
124.4
100
111.6
2019 F1 2019
140
156.1
126
140.1
2019 GreedFall
126
140.8
113
126.1
2019 Borderlands 3
89
98.9
79
88.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
170
189.7
153
170.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
66
73.4
59
65.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
102
114.2
92
103.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
173
192.8
158
176.0
2018 F1 2018
145
161.2
136
151.7
2018 Far Cry 5
102
114.2
100
112.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
72
80.6
68
76.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
118
131.6
106
118.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
116
129.5
107
119.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
133
147.9
125
139.0
2018 Fallout 76
145
162.2
139
154.6
2018 Hitman 2
112
125.5
108
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
109
121.4
99
110.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
118
131.6
107
119.3
2018 Strange Brigade
179
199.9
161
179.8
2018 Battlefield V
153
170.3
133
148.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
102
114.2
93
104.0
2017 Shadow of War
126
140.8
120
134.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
102
114.2
95
105.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
232
258.1
214
238.6
2017 Destiny 2
196
218.3
180
200.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
107
119.3
101
113.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
133
147.9
125
139.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
152
169.3
138
153.4
2017 For Honor
202
225.4
184
204.5
2017 Project CARS 2
144
160.1
130
144.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
174
193.8
157
175.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
103
115.3
95
106.6
2016 Battlefield 1
150
167.3
145
161.7
2016 Overwatch
206
229.5
194
215.6
2016 Dishonored 2
104
116.3
95
105.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
126
140.8
119
132.6
2015 Rocket League
591
656.9
536
596.4
2015 Need For Speed
164
182.6
148
165.3
2015 Project CARS
156
174.4
142
158.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
287
319.3
260
289.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
404
449.8
368
409.0
2009 League of Legends
760
844.6
690
766.8

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
48
61.2
44
55.4
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
32
40.8
29
36.6
2020 Valorant
204
255.0
183
229.2
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
76
95.9
68
86.1
2020 Death Stranding
87
109.1
78
98.5
2020 Marvel's Avengers
52
65.3
47
58.8
2020 Godfall
73
91.8
66
82.6
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
52
65.1
47
59.6
2019 Apex Legends
99
124.4
91
113.9
2019 Anthem
68
85.7
62
78.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
97
122.4
89
112.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
102
127.5
92
115.9
2019 Metro Exodus
53
66.3
47
59.6
2019 World War Z
102
128.5
89
112.4
2019 Gears of War 5
71
89.8
64
80.9
2019 F1 2019
88
110.2
79
99.2
2019 GreedFall
80
101.0
72
91.2
2019 Borderlands 3
55
69.4
49
62.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
109
136.7
98
122.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
48
60.2
42
53.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
71
89.8
64
80.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
106
132.6
97
122.0
2018 F1 2018
110
138.7
99
124.0
2018 Far Cry 5
85
107.1
80
101.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
49
62.2
45
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
95.9
68
85.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
77
96.9
67
84.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
99
124.4
93
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
115
144.8
104
131.0
2018 Hitman 2
66
82.6
63
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
71
89.8
65
81.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
73
91.8
66
83.5
2018 Strange Brigade
111
139.7
100
125.2
2018 Battlefield V
105
131.6
91
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
90.8
66
83.0
2017 Shadow of War
87
109.1
80
101.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
72
90.8
62
78.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
152
190.7
137
171.7
2017 Destiny 2
150
187.7
137
172.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
73
91.8
68
86.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
95.9
72
90.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
97
121.4
88
110.8
2017 For Honor
105
131.6
95
119.3
2017 Project CARS 2
89
112.2
81
102.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
139
174.4
126
158.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
80
101.0
74
92.5
2016 Battlefield 1
119
149.9
108
136.0
2016 Overwatch
127
159.1
119
149.1
2016 Dishonored 2
80
100.0
72
90.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
90
113.2
80
100.1
2015 Rocket League
225
281.5
204
255.6
2015 Need For Speed
112
140.8
102
127.8
2015 Project CARS
106
132.6
96
121.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
164
206.0
149
187.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
300
375.4
272
340.8
2009 League of Legends
375
469.2
340
426.0

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
80
106.1
73
97.3
2019 Anthem
53
70.4
49
64.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
76
100.0
69
91.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
77
102.0
70
92.6
2019 Metro Exodus
43
57.1
39
51.9
2019 World War Z
82
108.1
71
94.7
2019 Gears of War 5
59
78.5
53
70.6
2019 F1 2019
73
96.9
65
86.8
2019 GreedFall
58
76.5
52
68.9
2019 Borderlands 3
42
56.1
38
50.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
88
116.3
79
104.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
39
52.0
35
47.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
59
78.5
53
70.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
82
109.1
76
100.0
2018 F1 2018
93
123.4
82
108.9
2018 Far Cry 5
69
91.8
64
84.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
42
56.1
39
51.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61
80.6
54
71.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
61
80.6
52
69.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
111.2
78
103.8
2018 Fallout 76
91
120.4
82
108.6
2018 Hitman 2
53
70.4
50
66.9
2018 Just Cause 4
55
73.4
50
66.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
55
72.4
50
66.1
2018 Strange Brigade
87
115.3
78
103.5
2018 Battlefield V
85
112.2
73
96.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
60
79.6
55
72.8
2017 Shadow of War
71
93.8
65
85.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
58
76.5
49
65.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
124
163.2
111
146.6
2017 Destiny 2
114
151.0
104
138.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
58
76.5
54
72.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
60
79.6
56
74.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
83
110.2
76
100.3
2017 For Honor
80
106.1
72
95.7
2017 Project CARS 2
83
110.2
76
100.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
130
171.4
118
155.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
75
98.9
67
89.2
2016 Battlefield 1
97
128.5
87
115.0
2016 Overwatch
97
128.5
91
120.6
2016 Dishonored 2
72
95.9
65
86.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
69
90.8
60
79.1
2015 Rocket League
168
221.3
152
200.6
2015 Need For Speed
95
125.5
86
114.0
2015 Project CARS
92
121.4
83
110.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
122
161.2
111
146.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
289
381.5
263
346.4
2009 League of Legends
266
350.9
242
319.1

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
29
41.8
26
37.5
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
22
32.6
20
29.0
2020 Valorant
154
221.3
139
199.4
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
35
51.0
32
46.0
2020 Death Stranding
46
66.3
41
59.8
2020 Marvel's Avengers
24
34.7
21
30.8
2020 Godfall
30
43.9
27
39.4
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
29
42.8
27
39.2
2019 Apex Legends
52
74.5
47
68.0
2019 Anthem
32
45.9
29
42.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
65.3
41
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
44
63.2
39
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
28
40.8
26
37.5
2019 World War Z
52
74.5
45
64.7
2019 Gears of War 5
39
57.1
35
51.1
2019 F1 2019
49
70.4
44
63.0
2019 GreedFall
29
41.8
26
37.5
2019 Borderlands 3
24
35.7
22
32.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
57
81.6
51
73.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
26
37.7
23
34.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
39
57.1
35
51.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
49
71.4
45
65.0
2018 F1 2018
64
91.8
55
79.6
2018 Far Cry 5
45
65.3
39
57.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
42.8
28
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
55.1
33
47.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
54.1
32
46.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
82.6
53
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
55
79.6
50
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
33
47.9
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32
46.9
29
42.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
43.9
28
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
52
75.5
47
68.2
2018 Battlefield V
54
77.5
46
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
40
58.1
37
53.0
2017 Shadow of War
47
67.3
41
59.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
36
52.0
30
43.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
80
115.3
71
102.4
2017 Destiny 2
65
93.8
60
86.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
52.0
34
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37
53.0
34
49.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
84.7
53
76.7
2017 For Honor
46
66.3
41
59.6
2017 Project CARS 2
65
93.8
59
85.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
145.9
93
132.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
58
83.6
52
74.3
2016 Battlefield 1
63
90.8
55
78.9
2016 Overwatch
57
81.6
53
76.3
2016 Dishonored 2
55
79.6
50
71.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39
57.1
33
47.7
2015 Rocket League
92
131.6
83
119.3
2015 Need For Speed
65
93.8
59
85.2
2015 Project CARS
65
93.8
59
85.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
67
95.9
60
86.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
236
337.6
214
306.7
2009 League of Legends
131
187.7
119
170.4
RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 2080 with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 2080 with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3060 Ti vs RTX 2080 with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti / Core i9-10900K

It is worth noting that the RTX 3060 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 3060 Ti 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 3060 Ti , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / i7-8700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RTX 2080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2080 , 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 3060 Ti vs RTX 2080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
Length242 mm 9.5 inches10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 12-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP200 W215 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
Boost Clock1665 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1515 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective 1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 30GeForce 2000
Launch Price449 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateDec 2nd, 2020Sep 20th, 2018

Graphics Features

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
CUDA8.57.5
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL2.01.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.1
Vulkan1.2.1401.1.82

Graphics Processor

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
ArchitectureAmpereTuring
Die Size392 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameGA104TU104
GPU VariantGA104-200-A1TU104-400-A1
Process Size8 nm12 nm
Transistors17,400 million13,600 million

Memory

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
ROPs8064
RT Cores3846
SM Count3846
Shading Units4864 2944
TMUs152 184
Tensor Cores152368

Theoretical Performance

RTX 3060 Ti RTX 2080
FP16 (half) performance16.20 TFLOPS (1:1)20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance16.20 TFLOPS 10,068 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance253.1 GFLOPS (1:64)314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate133.2 GPixel/s109.4 GPixel/s
Texture Rate253.1 GTexel/s 314.6 GTexel/s

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