Compute Benchmarks

Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition outperformed the RTX 2080 Ti here and was well beyond the 2080 SUPER that it has been running within our other tests.

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In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition outperformed the 2080 SUPER in the DX12 test but in OpenGL, the 2080 SUPER edged out 300 points over it. The 2080 SUPER was faster than the RTX 3070 in that same test as well.

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Blender is always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. Here I render two scenes and combine the total time it takes. The RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition finished the two tests in 139 seconds, just 8 seconds behind the RTX 3070 which is impressive. This was well beyond the RTX 2080 Ti which took 200 seconds for the same test. I also ran the same test again using Optix which utilizes the tensor cores which dropped the time for the two renders down to 78 seconds, 5 slower than the RTX 3070 and 25 faster than the 2080 TI.

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