[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – the RTX 3080 is 20% faster on Max details

The popularity of battle royale games is currently growing. In addition, Apex Legends is one of the most successful games in this genre. The title uses the Source engine. The graphics look good and up to date but on the other hand, this game isn’t as light as some other Source-based titles like CS:GO or Dota 2.

The gameplay formula is simple – a huge map populated with plenty of other players and the last man standing wins. Sounds simple but in reality, if you want to win you need to train a lot in order to achieve it.

So, let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) with the aid of Apex Legends.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+7%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 16051620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


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 LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]300 fps299 fps (+8%)248 fps (+20%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU]299 fps277 fps206 fps


On Low settings, both GPUs can hit the FPS cap of 300 frames per second. When it comes to Medium, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is still reaching the FPS cap, while its smaller sibling is a bit down the road. For the ones who always want to see their games with maxed-out visuals, the GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] can offer 20% higher FPS compared to RTX 3070 [130W] on Max preset.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

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