[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the RTX 3080 wins but the RTX 3070 isn’t too far behind

Apex Legends is a well-known battle royale game. It has competitive and fun gameplay alongside decent graphics quality despite the fact that it’s based on the not-so-new Source engine. Aside from that, the game looks better than many other Source-based games like CS:GO or Left 4 Dead 2.

Apex Legends offers one huge map that you can explore freely (just like any other game that belongs to the same genre) and because of this, the title isn’t light, especially if you want high FPS. For today’s article, we have prepared two fast graphics cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)1350 (+22%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1710 (+10%)1560
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)165W (+18%)140W
DirectX version12.212.2
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)

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 [165W]299 fps299 fps (+11%)245 fps (+21%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]300 fps269 fps202 fps


Both GPUs perform great, especially the 165W sibling. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 21% faster on Max details compared to GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) but at the same time not a lot of people can afford a laptop that it’s equipped whit such a monstrous GPU. However, the GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] isn’t slow at all and it delivers more than 202 FPS on average on Max details and probably that should be enough for most people.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]

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