[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – RTX 3060 is 53% faster on Max details

Apex Legends is a real gem when it comes to popular battle royale games. The title is free-to-play, it has a large player base, the visual quality is definitely a good one (yep, this game looks better than PUBG), and the gameplay is simple but addictive.

Apex Legends uses the Source engine and is not the heaviest battle royale title on the market regarding system requirements. If you don’t mind Medium details, a modest GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6, 25W) is able to show around 87 FPS which is an excellent result for an inexpensive GPU like this one. For today’s article, we’ll compare two Ampere video cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends list.

Contents


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
Detailed specs Link Link

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Apex Legends Full HD, Min. (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 209 fps (+24%) 178 fps (+39%) 135 fps (+53%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 169 fps 128 fps 88 fps






Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] is the clear winner in this comparison. The bigger GPU is 39% faster on average and even 53% faster on maxed-out visuals. Still, the more affordable GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] can offer around 88 FPS on Max details and 128 FPS on Medium settings which sound good if you’re on a hunt for a budget device.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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