RTX 3060 vs PS5 – Which one will be right choice for you

The moment when you decide to switch from PlayStation to graphics card becomes more decisive when you come to know the high price of graphics cards.

Indeed, graphics cards provide a faster experience when compared to PlayStation but it is not all what a newb looks for. Certainly, they want to know complete specs and analysis of the product that they are going to opt for.

In this article we are going to discuss the difference between RTX 3060 and PS5. We will highlight the major specs and then it will be up to you to decide which one is right for you out of PS5 and RTX 3060.

RTX 3060

RTX 3060, which is powered by NVIDIA, is a high speed graphics card that will provide you high end gaming experience up to 1080p of performance along with low power consumption.   

When compared to 3060 ti, RTX 3060 has more VRAM which is often considered unnecessary. But RTX 3060 will always lag behind 3060 ti when we talk about performance. 

While discussing its price we would like to tell you: It is RTX 2060 << RTX 3060 << RTX 3060 TI, somewhere less than 3060 ti.


If you are a gaming lover then you will certainly be aware of it. PlayStation is specially used for gaming and it is a complete system for gaming.

PS5, which came after the PS4, is manufactured by Sony and it was launched in 2019. It is a console gaming system which comes with many different games which are updated every month automatically.

Few of these games are free and the remaining comes in a pro subscription plan.  

RTX 3060 vs PS5

Now coming towards the difference between PS5 and RTX 3060, we will highlight all the specs, pros and cons of these two systems so that you can find the right option for use.

System        RTX 3060            PS5
Manufacturing companyNVIDIASony, Foxconn
Date of launchFebruary 25, 2021November 12,2020
Type of systemGraphics cardVideo game console
Generation 2nd9th
CPUNVIDIA CUDA cores 35848-core AMD Zen 2 with variable frequency up to 3.5 GHz
Memory 12 GB GDDR616 GB GDDR6 + 512MB DDR4
Storage It is a mobile GPU825 GB SSD
Removable storageCan’t be upgradedUSB based hard disk drive, NVMe M.2 SSD
Graphics1080p and 1440p, along with it some games at 4kAMD RDNA 2
Sound41 DBa rangeCustom Tempest Blu-ray and UHD 
Connectivity optionsNo USB C port, HDMI 2.1, three Display Ports 1.4a, uses PCI-Express 4.0×16Two USB 3.2, USB 2.0, USB C, HDMI 2.1
Games compatibilityApproximately all video games except a fewAll PS4 games + other ps vr games
Ray tracing28 ray tracing acceleration coresRay tracing acceleration up to 10.3 TFLOPS 
Memory bandwidth360GB/s448GB/s
Fans3 Windforce built-in fans2 built-in fans for cooling
CUDA cores35842304
Cre clock speed1320 MHz2233 MHz
TDP170 Watt180 Watt
Shader model6.5  __
Price 399 $500 $ 
Public rating43.5
RTX 3060 vs PS5
RTX 3060 VS PS5

RTX 3060 will cost you more because you can’t use it without a complete PC system, whereas PS5 will come as a complete gaming system.

But RTX 3060, along with a good motherboard and CPU, can be used for multiple purposes like gaming, editing, mining etc.

Playstation is a system which can be used only for gaming purposes.

RTX 3060 VS PS5
RTX 3060 VS PS5

Here are some images which will highlight the difference between both:

GTA comparison on ps5 and rtx 3060
gaming quality in rtx 3060 and ps5
comparison of racing game in ps5 and rtx 3060

Can RTX card provide good gaming experience when compared to a playstation?

RTX graphics card when installed in a good motherboard along with fast RAM and CPU will give you high FPS experience in gaming. Its benefit over the playstation is that it is not just for gaming, rather it can be used for other tasks too.

Is PS5 good for gaming when compared to RTX 3060?

PS5 is a complete console system for gaming and it is especially designed for gaming purposes. It can run many games at 4k with 60 Frames Per Second.

Should I switch from PS5 to RTX 3060?

If your root purpose is gaming then my suggestion is: You should use PS5. But if you want to enjoy gaming along with other features like editing, coding and extra Ray tracing experience in gaming then RTX 3060 will be a good choice. The only difficulty is building a PC which will cost you much more than PS5. 


To conclude, RTX 3060 will be a good voice for you if you want to have good gaming experience on a PC system and want to use your PC for multiple purposes. But if you want to use it for gaming then PS5 will be the right choice for you.