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 3060 Eagle comes in just a hair above the EVGA 3060 with 9088 and the overclocked 3060 still has a good performance gap but all of them are above the overclocked RX 5700 XT’s.
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The 3060 Eagle comes in right in line with the other RTX 3060’s and the RTX 2060 SUPERs as well with a tiny edge above the EVGA 3060.
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 3060 Eagle has the same 255-second score as the overclocked Gaming X Trio with the EVGA just a second behind as well. The Optix tests compare the same CUDA results against Optix which is significantly faster to do the same Blender workload, cutting the time in half and more.