RTX 3050 Vs Rtx 2060 Super

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Both cards deliver impressive 1080p performance for gaming at 1080p resolution, but the RTX 2060 has some distinct advantages over its GTX 1660 counterparts. First is its higher memory bandwidth. Second is its faster core architecture compared to that of GTX 1660.

The RTX 2060 is an excellent choice for high-end gaming at 4K resolution and beyond, featuring Ray Tracing and DLSS features as well.


Nvidia recently unveiled their entry level graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3050 Super. Offering better performance per dollar than its predecessor RTX 2060 and supporting gaming effects like Ray Tracing and Variable Rate Shading; at less than $300 it provides gamers an affordable solution when upgrading their GPUs.

The RTX 3050 Super utilizes the TU106-410-A1 graphics processor, featuring a die size of 445mm2 and 10.8 billion transistors. Constructed on Nvidia’s 12-nanometer process and equipped with DirectX 12 Ultimate compatibility, this GPU ensures all modern games will run flawlessly on this GPU.

This graphics card comes equipped with 8 GB of VRAM compared to 6 GB on the GTX 1660, making it suitable for 3D applications such as Blender which requires more RAM to work efficiently. In addition, its RT cores and Tensor cores can speed up rendering processes in Blender while it is also suitable for CAD software and video editing software.

GPU Check has conducted tests showing that the RTX 3050 Super outperformed its predecessor RTX 2060 in most games, except one: Red Dead Redemption 2. This could be explained by its 10% performance advantage when playing at 1080p with Raytracing enabled enabled.

The RTX 3050 also boasts a higher clock rate and processing power than its older model, the RTX 2060. However, its power consumption is much lower; where RTX 2060 had a TDP of 130W while 75W for the 3050. As such it consumes less power while producing less heat – not to mention cheaper prices when making your decision! It is wise to evaluate all options carefully prior to purchasing any graphics card.


Nvidia recently unveiled a video that compares performance between GPUs in its lineup from both Turing and Ampere generations, making it easy to select an appropriate card based on your gaming needs. Furthermore, the video highlights what features should be considered when purchasing graphics cards.

First and foremost is chip speed; this determines how quickly your card can render frames. Metered in megahertz (MHz), higher numbers indicate faster card performance.

Next, think about memory bandwidth. This spec is essential as it determines how much data can be processed per second by your card; having a high bandwidth means your card can handle large volumes of information simultaneously.

Considerations should also be given to power consumption and temperature. This factor determines how much heat the card produces as well as its energy consumption; low consumption saves on electricity bills while reduced temperature reduces noise production.

Finally, it is crucial that you examine the GPU’s GDDR5 memory capacity. This factor dictates how many games it can run at full quality with ray tracing enabled and will ultimately influence performance – higher the capacity the better will your card perform.

As can be seen, the RTX 3050 Super is faster than its rival RTX 2060; however, it comes with some downsides, including slower frame times. While this should not be a major problem for most gamers, quick reflex games could find this more problematic than expected. Furthermore, its power usage is lower making it more energy efficient.

Though both cards belong to different generations, both cards offer excellent performance and support a range of graphical effects. However, the RTX 3050 Super is significantly faster than its counterpart and features advanced features like Deep Learning Super Sampling that makes it suitable for gamers looking to enjoy AAA titles at full HD resolution with Ray Tracing enabled.

Power Consumption

As its name implies, the RTX 3050 is designed with budget in mind. With lower boost clock and thermal design power (TDP), which consumes less power while producing less heat output compared to similar graphics cards on the market, this GPU makes an excellent choice for smaller form factor builds or users wanting to reduce electricity bills.

Although from different generations, both GPUs provide similar performance when playing most games. However, the RTX 2060 Super has an edge when it comes to raw rasterization; additionally it delivers better value per dollar when testing games at 1080P resolution.

The Nvidia RTX 3050 and 2060 Super graphics cards both boast advanced features such as Ray Tracing and DLSS for providing high-quality gaming experiences across a range of resolutions including 4K. However, the latter offers greater power as its higher memory bandwidth enables faster processing speeds while its larger GDDR6 memory provides ample storage capacity to handle even the most demanding titles.

The RTX 2060 offers multi-monitor support and is compatible with most operating systems. Furthermore, its support for NVLink allows multiple video cards to connect for improved performance; and DirectX 12 provides gamers with enhanced features and gaming features for improved gaming experiences.

Both video cards are excellent choices for gamers looking to experience AAA titles with higher settings on high settings. Both cards can support various game modes including 4K and VR; however, both should not be used with monitors that have resolutions exceeding 4K.

The RTX 2060 is an ideal graphics card choice for gamers seeking high performance graphics cards to run the latest titles at high resolutions and frame rates, including Doom and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game engines. Furthermore, its low power consumption and fast read/write speed make it suitable for small form factor computers.


The RTX 3050 Vs 2060 Super is an impressive graphics card designed to deliver HD 1080P gaming at high resolutions. Featuring an integrated cooling system to keep its GPU cool and three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port for connecting monitors or devices; as well as its USB-C port that allows it to be used on older PCs with only USB-A ports; making this ideal for upgrading older models to take advantage of newer features like Ray Tracing and AI Rendering technologies.

Not only is the RTX 2060 superior in terms of performance, but it offers several other advantages over its rival, the 3050, such as faster memory bandwidth and texture fill rate. Furthermore, the latter supports Direct Light Shading Support (DLSS). Both cards offer tremendous value for their price point.

However, the RTX 3050 is more cost-effective and energy-efficient, making it ideal for small form factor builds. Furthermore, its extra CUDA cores mean it can perform more parallel calculations faster and deliver a quicker performance experience than its RTX 2060 counterpart.

Thermal Design Power (TDP), another key spec for graphics cards, measures how much energy a GPU consumes at full utilization. The RTX 3050 features an energy consumption rate of 130W versus 160W for its predecessor (RTX 2060), making it more energy-efficient while creating less heat output – ideal for small form factor computers or those looking to reduce power costs.

To select between an RTX 3050 and 2060 graphics card, it is important to consider both your gaming needs and budget. While an RTX 3050 may provide exceptional 1080p gaming performance, it will not be capable of handling AAA titles with high-quality settings and RTX effects. On the other hand, an RTX 2060 is more powerful and can handle these demanding titles seamlessly – as well as running them at higher resolutions without issue.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.