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RTX 2060 vs RTX 3050 Performance

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ihrsetrdr

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As posted earlier on foldingforum:

I'm picking up another GPU, the "sweet spot" price wise for me is around the $400 mark, for a GPU folding acquisition . Currently the RTX 2060 and the RTX 3050 fall into this range, but performance numbers are not what I expected, considering the hardware specs.

RTX 2060 specs:

6GB 192-Bit GDDR6
1920 CUDA Cores
PCI Express 3.0 x16

Estimated PPD : 1,724,376 https://folding.lar.systems/gpu_ppd/brands/nvidia/folding_profile/tu106_geforce_rtx_2060

RTX 3050 specs:
8GB 128-Bit GDDR6
2560 CUDA Cores
PCI Express 4.0

Estimated PPD : 1,455,823 https://folding.lar.systems/gpu_ppd/brands/nvidia/folding_profile/ga106_geforce_rtx_3050

I've always thought it was all about the # of CUDA cores, what else could account for the difference here?
 

dfonda

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I think on Linux the 3050 will push close to 2 million. That was the same for my 2060's...Why it performs worse , I do not know.

Maybe the memory bandwidth? It was neutered along with texture mapping.
 

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In Gaming it's (3050) slower too (10% give or take). Lower clocks (id imagine), 128-bit vs 192 bit RAM...?
 
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ihrsetrdr

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Someone on FF pointed out that an RTX 3060 is close to my price range(sub-500$), and the PPD is looking to be 2,126,824.

I may go ahead and build a new system(long overdue) and bid my time on the GPU, maybe get a better card....but I don't want to wait too long, Summer electric rates aren't too far away!
 
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ihrsetrdr

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Argh! O.K. I signed up with EVGA, they got the hook set and I am so driven to get the RTX3060, or maybe the RTX3060ti at a price as close to the MSRP as possible.
 
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ihrsetrdr

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Went ahead and picked up another RTX 2060, I need to get more folding power going now, before the warm temps and higher electric bills. I can put both 2060s in the x79 rig, and pick up a higher end card later on, hopefully when supply and pricing level out.
 
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ihrsetrdr

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Get the EVGA RTX 3060 it is $369.

Went ahead and picked up another RTX 2060, I need to get more folding power going now, before the warm temps and higher electric bills. I can put both 2060s in the x79 rig, and pick up a higher end card later on, hopefully when supply and pricing level out.
Hold the presses! I cancelled the RTX 2060 and grabbed an RTX 3060 from Evga. I paid the 28 bucks shipping but is only costing $8 more for the rtx3060 than the 2060. :rock: