[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W) – the 95W GPU is 19% faster

Apex Legends is one of the most successful and well-known battle royale titles. The title is based on Source engine and it looks good especially if you greatly increase the visual quality. In addition, the gameplay is the main event here.

The goal is simple – you’re on a huge map with many other players. You have to be the last man (team) standing if you want to win the match and for doing so, you need to play strategically – scavenging for ammunition and weapons is a good starting point.

Visually, the game looks fine and it’s not too heavy if you want to play it on Max details. On the other hand, your machine should be powerful if you have a fast high refresh rate monitor and you want high FPS and bumped visuals to the max. For this comparison, we have prepared two good Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W).

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


GeForce RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA106
Shader units 3840 3840
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 900 (+10%) 817
Boost clock (MHz) 1425 (+11%) 1282
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 6144 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95W (+46%) 65W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
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 [95W] 264 fps (+26%) 210 fps (+18%) 151 fps (+12%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 209 fps 178 fps 135 fps


Expectedly, the 95W GPU is faster, and if we have to be more specific – it can show 19% more FPS on average compared to the 65W sibling. However, the smaller GPU is a decent performer given the fact how low its TGP is – it can offer 135 FPS on Max details, and if you have a 144 Hz display just switch down to Medium details – this should greatly boost the FPS.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]

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

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