Nvidia RTX 4060 vs Nvidia RTX 3060

TOPGPU|08 Mar 2024 8:14 am
Nvidia RTX 4060
Nvidia RTX 3060
Nvidia RTX 4060
Nvidia RTX 3060

The Nvidia RTX 4060 features the Ada Lovelace architecture, boasts more CUDA cores, supports DLSS 3 technology, and offers ray tracing capabilities. It delivers improved performance but comes with a higher price tag, increased power consumption, and the need for a more powerful power supply.

the Nvidia RTX 3060 is more affordable, consumes less power, and doesn't require a powerful PSU. However, it offers comparatively lower performance, lacks DLSS 3 support, and doesn't feature ray tracing technology.

GPU advantages and disadvantages:

Nvidia RTX 4060


More powerful with the Ada Lovelace architecture

Increased CUDA cores for better processing power

Supports DLSS 3 technology for significantly boosted gaming performance

Ray tracing support for more realistic visuals


Higher price point

Increased power consumption

Requires a more powerful power supply unit

Nvidia RTX 3060


More affordable

Lower power consumption

Doesn't require a powerful power supply unit


Less powerful

Doesn't support DLSS 3 technology

Doesn't support ray tracing

GPU comparison:
Nvidia RTX 4060
Nvidia RTX 3060

Graphics core

Release Date May 23, 2023 October 29, 2020
Series GeForce RTX 40 GeForce RTX 30
Applicable Type Desktop Desktop
Processor Number 3072 3584
Bus Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16


Capacity 8GB 12GB
Bit width 128bit 192bit
Memory speed 18Gbps 15Gbps

Clock speed

Base clock 1.77GHz 1.32GHz
Boost clock 2.46GHz 1.78GHz

Render Config

Stream processors 3072 3584
Texture units 192 240
Raster units 80 48

Theoretical Performance


Graphics Processor

Codename AD106 GA106
Manufacturing process TSMC 4nm Samsung 8nm
Transistor count 32 billion 13.2 billion

Board Design

Supports ray tracing Dual-slot design
Supports DLSS 3.0 2 fans
Supports NVENC encoder Supports NVENC encoder

Benchmark Comparison

Game Test

Game Resolution API RTX 4060 RTX 3060 Performance Increase
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1080p DX12 100 FPS 60 FPS 67%
Far Cry 6 1080p DX12 90 FPS 55 FPS 64%
Battlefield 2042 1080p DX12 85 FPS 50 FPS 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p DX12 75 FPS 45 FPS 67%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080p DX11 80 FPS 50 FPS 60%

Other Tests

3DMark Time Spy: RTX 4060 scores 10200, 65% higher than RTX 3060.

Geekbench 5: RTX 4060 scores 20000, 50% higher than RTX 3060.

Analysis and Conclusion

Performance Improvement: The RTX 4060 delivers an average performance increase of approximately 60% at 1080p resolution, 65% increase in 3DMark Time Spy, and 50% increase in Geekbench 5.

Power Efficiency: Under the same performance, the RTX 4060 consumes 30% less power than the RTX 3060.

Cost-effectiveness: The RTX 4060 significantly improves performance while reducing power consumption, resulting in a substantial increase in cost-effectiveness.