NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Price $ 329.0 $ 499.0 170 (52%)
Year 2021 2019 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 77C 74C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 45.6dB 0.4 (1%)
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 124.3 FPS 128.3 FPS 4 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 92.0 FPS 95.4 FPS 3.4 (4%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 78.9 FPS 81.9 FPS 3 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 55.4 FPS 57.6 FPS 2.2 (4%)
Memory 12 GB 8 GB 4 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.7 $ 3.9 1.2 (44%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 5.2 1.6 (44%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.2 $ 6.1 1.9 (45%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.9 $ 8.7 2.8 (47%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Overall Combination Score 88/100 84/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 3060 to RTX 2070 SUPER 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 .

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

The RTX 2080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 2070 SUPER is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 499. NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the RTX 2070 SUPER, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RTX 2070 SUPER is much more expensive than the GTX 1070 as it costs a whopping $ 499. Compare this to the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 409. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 5700 XT which costs $ 399. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 2070 SUPER blows past the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 1080 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2070 SUPER consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, 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 GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RTX 2070 SUPER. Similarly, those holding onto RX 5700 XT 's RX Vega 56 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3 at 61 fps to 83 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 73 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 73 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 75 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play World War Z, Battlefield V, Apex Legends, Strange Brigade, Fallout 76 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
52
58.0
54
60.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
33
37.0
35
39.0
2020 Valorant
227
253.0
235
262.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
89
99.0
92
103.0
2020 Death Stranding
103
115.0
107
119.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
66
74.0
69
77.0
2020 Godfall
100
112.0
104
116.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
52
58.0
54
60.0
2019 Apex Legends
126
140.0
129
144.0
2019 Anthem
78
87.0
81
91.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
115
128.0
120
134.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
139
155.0
144
161.0
2019 Metro Exodus
62
69.0
64
72.0
2019 World War Z
125
139.0
129
144.0
2019 Gears of War 5
90
100.0
93
104.0
2019 F1 2019
113
126.0
117
131.0
2019 GreedFall
102
114.0
106
118.0
2019 Borderlands 3
72
80.0
74
83.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
137
153.0
143
159.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
53
59.0
54
61.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
83
93.0
87
97.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
142
158.0
147
164.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
61
68.0
63
71.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
97
108.0
100
112.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
95
106.0
99
110.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
115
128.0
118
132.0
2018 Fallout 76
134
149.0
135
151.0
2018 Hitman 2
104
116.0
106
118.0
2018 Just Cause 4
91
102.0
94
105.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
99
110.0
101
113.0
2018 Strange Brigade
145
162.0
151
168.0
2018 Battlefield V
121
135.0
125
139.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
84
94.0
87
97.0
2017 Destiny 2
162
181.0
168
187.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
94
105.0
97
108.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116
129.0
119
133.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
133
148.0
135
150.0
2017 For Honor
169
188.0
174
194.0
2017 Project CARS 2
119
133.0
123
137.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
144
161.0
149
166.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
88
98.0
90
101.0
2016 Battlefield 1
136
152.0
139
155.0
2016 Overwatch
180
200.0
184
205.0
2016 Dishonored 2
87
97.0
90
100.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
110
123.0
113
126.0
2015 Rocket League
517
575.0
523
582.0
2015 Need For Speed
144
160.0
145
162.0
2015 Project CARS
131
146.0
135
150.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
234
261.0
243
271.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
354
394.0
359
399.0
2009 League of Legends
666
740.0
674
749.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
40
50.0
41
52.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
26
33.0
27
34.0
2020 Valorant
165
207.0
172
215.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
62
78.0
64
81.0
2020 Death Stranding
71
89.0
73
92.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
42
53.0
44
55.0
2020 Godfall
59
74.0
61
77.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
43
54.0
44
56.0
2019 Apex Legends
84
105.0
86
108.0
2019 Anthem
56
70.0
58
73.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
80
100.0
83
104.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
83
104.0
86
108.0
2019 Metro Exodus
43
54.0
44
56.0
2019 World War Z
80
101.0
84
105.0
2019 Gears of War 5
58
73.0
60
76.0
2019 F1 2019
71
89.0
74
93.0
2019 GreedFall
65
82.0
68
85.0
2019 Borderlands 3
44
56.0
46
58.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
88
111.0
92
115.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
38
48.0
40
50.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
58
73.0
60
76.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
82
103.0
87
109.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
40
51.0
42
53.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
60
76.0
63
79.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
57
72.0
60
76.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
106.0
88
110.0
2018 Fallout 76
92
116.0
96
121.0
2018 Hitman 2
60
75.0
60
76.0
2018 Just Cause 4
59
74.0
61
77.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
60
75.0
62
78.0
2018 Strange Brigade
90
113.0
93
117.0
2018 Battlefield V
83
104.0
85
107.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
59
74.0
61
77.0
2017 Destiny 2
123
154.0
128
160.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
79.0
64
81.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
65
82.0
68
85.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84
105.0
85
107.0
2017 For Honor
86
108.0
89
112.0
2017 Project CARS 2
74
93.0
76
96.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
115
144.0
119
149.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
65
82.0
68
86.0
2016 Battlefield 1
96
121.0
100
126.0
2016 Overwatch
108
136.0
112
141.0
2016 Dishonored 2
65
82.0
68
85.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
71
89.0
74
93.0
2015 Rocket League
193
242.0
197
247.0
2015 Need For Speed
96
121.0
98
123.0
2015 Project CARS
87
109.0
90
113.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
135
169.0
140
175.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
258
323.0
263
329.0
2009 League of Legends
323
404.0
328
411.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
67
89.0
69
92.0
2019 Anthem
43
57.0
45
60.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
61
81.0
64
85.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
63
84.0
66
87.0
2019 Metro Exodus
34
46.0
36
48.0
2019 World War Z
65
86.0
67
89.0
2019 Gears of War 5
48
64.0
50
66.0
2019 F1 2019
59
78.0
61
81.0
2019 GreedFall
47
62.0
48
64.0
2019 Borderlands 3
34
45.0
35
47.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
94.0
74
98.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
31
42.0
33
44.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
48
64.0
50
66.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
63
83.0
67
89.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
46.0
36
48.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
47
63.0
50
66.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
60.0
47
63.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
72
95.0
74
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
72
96.0
76
100.0
2018 Hitman 2
47
63.0
48
64.0
2018 Just Cause 4
45
60.0
47
62.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
60.0
47
62.0
2018 Strange Brigade
70
93.0
73
97.0
2018 Battlefield V
66
88.0
69
91.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
48
64.0
50
67.0
2017 Destiny 2
93
123.0
97
128.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
50
66.0
51
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
51
68.0
53
70.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
72
95.0
73
97.0
2017 For Honor
66
87.0
68
90.0
2017 Project CARS 2
69
91.0
71
94.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
107
141.0
110
146.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
60
80.0
63
83.0
2016 Battlefield 1
76
101.0
80
106.0
2016 Overwatch
83
110.0
86
114.0
2016 Dishonored 2
59
78.0
61
81.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
53
70.0
55
73.0
2015 Rocket League
144
190.0
147
194.0
2015 Need For Speed
82
108.0
83
110.0
2015 Project CARS
76
100.0
79
104.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
132.0
104
137.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
250
329.0
254
335.0
2009 League of Legends
229
302.0
234
308.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
23
34.0
24
35.0
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
18
26.0
18
27.0
2020 Valorant
125
180.0
130
187.0
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
28
41.0
30
43.0
2020 Death Stranding
37
54.0
39
56.0
2020 Marvel's Avengers
19
28.0
20
29.0
2020 Godfall
24
35.0
25
37.0
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
24
35.0
25
37.0
2019 Apex Legends
42
60.0
44
63.0
2019 Anthem
25
37.0
27
39.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
37
53.0
38
55.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
36
52.0
37
54.0
2019 Metro Exodus
23
34.0
24
35.0
2019 World War Z
41
59.0
42
61.0
2019 Gears of War 5
32
46.0
33
48.0
2019 F1 2019
39
57.0
41
59.0
2019 GreedFall
23
34.0
24
35.0
2019 Borderlands 3
20
29.0
21
30.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
46
66.0
48
69.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
21
31.0
22
32.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
32
46.0
33
48.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
36
52.0
39
56.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
35.0
25
37.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
42.0
30
44.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27
39.0
28
41.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
49
70.0
50
72.0
2018 Fallout 76
44
63.0
46
66.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
43.0
30
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
26
38.0
28
40.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
36.0
25
37.0
2018 Strange Brigade
42
61.0
44
64.0
2018 Battlefield V
42
60.0
43
62.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
46.0
33
48.0
2017 Destiny 2
53
77.0
56
80.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
45.0
32
46.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
44.0
32
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
50
72.0
51
74.0
2017 For Honor
37
54.0
39
56.0
2017 Project CARS 2
53
77.0
56
80.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84
121.0
87
125.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
46
66.0
48
69.0
2016 Battlefield 1
48
69.0
50
72.0
2016 Overwatch
49
70.0
50
72.0
2016 Dishonored 2
45
65.0
46
67.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
42.0
30
44.0
2015 Rocket League
79
113.0
80
115.0
2015 Need For Speed
56
80.0
57
82.0
2015 Project CARS
53
77.0
56
80.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
54
78.0
56
81.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
203
291.0
207
296.0
2009 League of Legends
113
162.0
115
165.0
RTX 3060 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3060 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 3060 vs RTX 2070 SUPER with Core i9-10900K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER / i7-8700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2070 SUPER is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2070 SUPER 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2070 SUPER , 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 vs RTX 2070 SUPER Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
Length242 mm 9.5 inches9 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 12-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP170 W215 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
Boost Clock1777 MHz1770 MHz
GPU Clock1320 MHz1605 MHz
Memory Clock1875 MHz 15 Gbps effective 1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 30GeForce 20
Launch Price329 USD499 USD
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateJan 12th, 2021Jul 9th, 2019

Graphics Features

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
CUDA8.67.5
DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL2.01.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.56.4
Vulkan1.2.1401.1.109

Graphics Processor

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
ArchitectureAmpereTuring
Die Size276 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameGA106TU104
GPU VariantGA106-300-A1 TU104-410-A1
Process Size8 nm12 nm
Transistors13,250 million13,600 million

Memory

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
Bandwidth360.0 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit 256 bit
Memory Size12288 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
ROPs6464
RT Cores2840
SM Count2840
Shading Units3584 2560
TMUs112160
Tensor Cores112320

Theoretical Performance

RTX 3060 RTX 2070 SUPER
FP16 (half) performance12.74 TFLOPS (1:1)84,120 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance12.74 TFLOPS 9,062 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance199.0 GFLOPS (1:64)283.2 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate113.7 GPixel/s 113.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate199.0 GTexel/s 283.2 GTexel/s

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