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 AMP White Edition did better than I expected. It was of course out ahead of the other RTX 3060’s but by a margin bigger than I would have anticipated, over 260 points higher than the overclocked Gaming X Trio and around 400 over the stock clocked cards. This put it just two points behind the 2080 Ti Founders Edition.
In Basemark I test with the DirectX12 setting and again with OpenGL. The 3060 AMP White Edition was at the top of the pack once again but the margin this time wasn’t as large with 47 over the Trio and 57 over the stock clocked Eagle.
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 AMP White Edition completed the two renders in 251 seconds which was 4 seconds ahead of most of the other 3060’s putting it a touch closer to the Radeon VII. Running Blender with Optix on the other hand was less than half that timer at 115 seconds which was in the middle of the pack for the 3060’s.