[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – both are fast

Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale games out there. There is a reason for that – the title definitely looks good and it is based on the Valve’s Source engine. The gameplay is fun and challenging and Apex Legends is free-to-play.

Still, one of the most important things for a successful game is its optimization and how it works on not-so-powerful hardware. In this scenario, Apex Legends sits somewhere in the middle – it’s not as light as CS:GO but it’s not as heavy as Metro Exodus. For example, an entry-level RTX GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [Laptop, 95W] is enough for around 120 FPS on Max details. For this article, we’ll compare the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 1387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1702 (+37%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95 140W (+47%)
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2022
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 3080 [95W] 299 fps 252 fps (+6%) 187 fps (+15%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 298 fps 238 fps 168 fps


On Minimum quality, both GPUs are showing almost equal results. On Medium settings, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) has a 6% lead over the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). The Max preset is the place where the bigger GPU is shining bright and it’s 15% faster than the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). However, these results are showing that the smaller GPU isn’t slow at all – 168 FPS on Max details sounds great for an RTX 3060.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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