BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks

[Comparison] NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85/95W) vs RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q – both of the 3070s win in benchmarks but in real gaming…

The RTX 3000-series are probably the most hype up and expected GPUs right now, and their mobile versions are no slouches. Laptops with them are already starting to hit the market and we already have a review of a device with one of them, the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (2021), which we will use to base this comparison on.

The RTX 3070 (Laptop) is the sweet spot between the more budget-oriented RTX 3060 and the superexpensive RTX 3080 as you still get insane performance for the dollar that you’re paying. Today we want to test how powerful the RTX 3070 (Laptop) is and we will use the RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q in order to do that.

Before we start off, however, you would need to know that we found there to be two versions of the RTX 3070 (Laptop), with one having a TDP of 85W and the other: 95W. So for today, we will have both GPU variants go against the RTX 2080 SUPER Max-q

You can visit our Top Laptop Graphics Ranking, where you can see that both RTX 3070 (Laptop) variants are in the Top 5.

You can also check our dedicated article about All laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / 3070 Max-Q.

You can find more information about all of the GPUs here: RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W) / RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W) / RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q

Specs table

RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W / 95W)RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q
ArchitectureAmpereTuring
Lithography8 nm8 nm
Base / Max Frequency1110MHz / 1620MHz975MHz / 1230MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6-1500MHzGDDR6-1100MHz
Memory capacity8GB8GB
Cores51203072
Power Consumption85W / 95W90W
Memory bus256-bit256-bit
Memory bandwidth384 GB/sec352 GB/sec

GPU benchmarks

In 3DMark Fire Strike, the RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W) outshined both the 85W 3070 (Laptop) and the RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q by 8% and 13% respectively. Also, the 85W RTX 3070  was 5% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q.

Moving over to Unigine Heaven 4.0 here the RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W) performed the best out of the three, being 0.4% quicker than its higher-powered brother and 7% faster than the 2080 SUPER Max-Q. What is more, the 95W RTX 3070 was 6% faster than the same 2080.

For the last GPU benchmark, Unigine Superposition, the 95W RTX 3070 was once again the best out of the three, followed by the 85W RTX 3070, which was 8% slower, and at last, the RTX 2080, which was 12% slower.

Gaming tests

Far Cry 5Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)108 fps103 fps98 fps
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W)101 fps96 fps92 fps
RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q129 fps119 fps113 fps

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)131 fps96 fps68 fps
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W)137 fps89 fps60 fps
RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q167 fps93 fps66 fps

 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)100 fps89 fps61 fps
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W)94 fps83 fps58 fps
RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q99 fps87 fps58 fps

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W)104 fps102 fps81 fps
RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W)96 fps96 fps73 fps
RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q111 fps108 fps72 fps

 

Conclusion

It’s obvious that the GPUs from the new RTX 30 series are monsters in terms of raw performance and we expect them to perform better in real-life gaming as well when the GeForce drivers get better optimization. Of course, we’ll keep testing the GPUs with the next driver iterations so you’ll be able to see more precise results and not just conclusions based on synthetic benchmarks. What’s for sure is that NVIDIA did a great job with its Ampere architecture.

You can also check our dedicated article about All laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / 3070 Max-Q.

All laptops with the NVIDIA RTX 3070 (Laptop, 85W):

All laptops with the NVIDIA RTX 3070 (Laptop, 95W):

All laptops with the NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q: