GeForce RTX 3060 vs GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce RTX 3060
Memory: 12288Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: UNRELEASED
GeForce RTX 3060
GeForce GTX 1080
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5XDESKTOP
Release date: 27 May 2016
GeForce GTX 1080

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    123%
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3060

23% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1080

Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce RTX 3060

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3060

The GeForce RTX 3060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (47 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 3060GeForce GTX 1080
GPU NameGA106 (GA106-300-A1)vsGP104 (GP104-400-A1)
Fab Process8 nmvs16 nm
Die Size300 mm²vs314 mm²
Transistors13,250 millionvs7,200 million
Shaders3840vs2560
Compute Units30vs20
Core clock1627 MHzvs1607 MHz
ROPs64vs64
TMUs120vs160

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 3060GeForce GTX 1080
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5X
Bus Width192 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
vs1251 MHz
10008 MHz effective
Memory Size12288 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 3060GeForce GTX 1080
TDP180 wattsvs180 watts
Release DateUNRELEASEDvs27 May 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    118.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    102.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    222.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    257.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    336.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    14220.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    8228.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    68
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    128
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    108

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    142
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    125

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    131
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    129

FPS (higher is better)

Cyberpunk 2077

Windows 10 x64, Ultra quality, DirectX12

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    62
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    92
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    108
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    110

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    158
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    125

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    70
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    46
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    71
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    152
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    128

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    121
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    153
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    127

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    128
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    105

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    64
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    54
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    97
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    107
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    95

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    101
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    96

FPS (higher is better)

Cyberpunk 2077

Windows 10 x64, Ultra quality, DirectX12

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    39
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    69
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    85
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    105
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    80

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    55
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    37
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    56
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    100
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    82
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    114
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    91

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    90
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    57
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    61
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    61
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Cyberpunk 2077

Windows 10 x64, Ultra quality, DirectX12

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    19
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    12

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    39
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman III

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    56
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    20
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    35
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    50
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    44
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    66
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 3060
    28
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    21

FPS (higher is better)