Question Real world difference between gtx 1060 and rtx 3060 ti for premiere pro export time


Jan 9, 2018
Hi :)

I am considering getting a new GPU to improve Premiere Pro export speed and am trying to get an idea of the value of the investment in terms of the realistic expectation of actual time savings.

Current Build
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi
CPU: Intel i9-9900K
RAM: 64 GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

My GPU is clearly the bottleneck for my Premiere Pro export speed. The CPU is generally at about 50% capacity during export and the GPU is at 100%.
Footage is usually recorded at UHD/4K and is color graded.

From my research so far it seems that in terms of value for money, the sweet spot for GPU-heavy Premiere Pro processing is the RTX 3060 ti.

Is there any way to estimate roughly what sort of time savings I am likely to get by upgrading from a GeForce GTX 1060 to a GeForce RTX 3060 ti?

Realistically will a 20 min export time go down by 3 min? 15 min? somewhere in between? no way to predict?

Thank you!!!


Puget systems recommends 3060ti for premiere pro - benches

Reddit opinion

Also if you compare 1060 vs 3060 on gpu monkey and the 1060 vs 3060ti you could guesstimate that the 3060 is about twice the card as the 1060 while the 3060ti is a bit more.

Overall, the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is a very solid card for Premiere Pro and in some cases can be up to 41% faster than the AMD Radeon 5700 XT

Got a clue on this thread

'The guys over at Puget Systems have great benchmarks for all PC components in different creative apps. The older 1060 is not on this list anymore, but let’s say it scores around 20 percent or so lower than the 1080 Ti. As you can see, an update to RTX 2060 could already yield great result, perhaps even no need to go beyond that.'

Hum try to review old puget systems articles you probably won't find a direct comparison because there's 6 years between the 1060 and 3060, and you might find something that means something to you. - Pascal performance

Here's one with a comparison between a gtx 1660, 2070 and 2080 but still have to run it through meh universal translator to get 'and estimate of real world time savings' and I draw a ? Too much technobabble.

I don't know why they just don't do sequential benchmarks to directly compare generations when they're released. blah lally blah la.
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