AMD RX 6700 XT vs Nvidia RTX 3060

TOPGPU|20 Mar 2024 9:03 am
AMD RX 6700 XT
Nvidia RTX 3060
AMD RX 6700 XT
Nvidia RTX 3060

The AMD RX 6700 XT and Nvidia RTX 3060 are both excellent graphics cards designed for 1440p gaming. The RX 6700 XT features 12GB of VRAM and provides great performance at that resolution, but its 4K gaming performance falls behind the RTX 3060. The RTX 3060, on the other hand, offers better ray tracing and DLSS performance, and it consumes less power. Ultimately, the RX 6700 XT is a better choice for gamers who are primarily interested in 1440p gaming and are on a budget, while the RTX 3060 is a better fit for those who prioritize 4K gaming, ray tracing, and DLSS.

GPU advantages and disadvantages:

RX 6700 XT

Pros:Stronger gaming performance, lower power consumption, cheaper price

Cons:Weaker ray tracing performance, lack of DLSS and other technologies

RTX 3060

Pros:Stronger ray tracing performance, support for DLSS and other technologies

Cons:Slightly weaker gaming performance, slightly higher power consumption, slightly higher price

GPU comparison:
AMD RX 6700 XT
Nvidia RTX 3060

Graphics core

Release Date March 18, 2021 February 25, 2021
Generation RDNA 2 Ampere
Applicable type Desktop Desktop
Processor Number 1 1
Bus Interface PCI Express 4.0 x8 PCI Express 4.0 x8


Size 12GB 12GB
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 512 GB/s 360 GB/s

Clock speed

Base Clock 2321 MHz 1320 MHz
Game Clock 2424 MHz  
Boost Clock 2581 MHz 1777 MHz

Render Config

Stream Processors 40 3584
Texture Units 256 232
ROPs 64 48

Theoretical Performance

FP32 13.21 TFLOPs 12.74 TFLOPs
FP64 0.41 TFLOPs 0.39 TFLOPs

Graphics Processor

Die Size  336 mm² 276 mm²
Transistors 17.2 billion 13.25 billion
Process 7nm 8nm

Board Design

Length 267 mm 229 mm
Width 120 mm 112 mm
Height 40 mm 40 mm
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin 1x 8-pin
TDP 230W 170W

Benchmark Comparison

The AMD RX 6700 XT and Nvidia RTX 3060 are both excellent graphics cards for the mainstream market, offering very similar performance and price points. Here is a comparison of how the two cards perform in different games and benchmarks:

Gaming Performance

Game Resolution RX 6700 XT RTX 3060
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1080p 87 FPS 83 FPS
Battlefield V 1080p 108 FPS 102 FPS
Control 1080p 78 FPS 74 FPS
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080p 105 FPS 99 FPS
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p 57 FPS 53 FPS


Test RX 6700 XT RTX 3060
3DMark Time Spy 9244 9052
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra 5274 5143
PCMark 10 10242 10087

Power Consumption and Temperature

  • The RX 6700 XT has a power consumption of around 230W and a temperature of around 75°C.
  • The RTX 3060 has a power consumption of around 170W and a temperature of around 70°C.


Overall, the AMD RX 6700 XT and Nvidia RTX 3060 are very close in performance, with each card having a slight edge in different games and benchmarks.

  • At 1080p resolution, the RX 6700 XT has slightly better gaming performance than the RTX 3060, with an average frame rate about 5% higher.
  • In benchmarks, the RX 6700 XT also performs slightly better than the RTX 3060.
  • In terms of power consumption, the RTX 3060 has lower power consumption and lower temperature.


  • If you are looking for the highest gaming performance, you can consider the AMD RX 6700 XT.
  • If you are more concerned about power consumption and temperature, you can consider the Nvidia RTX 3060.