[FPS Benchmarks] Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – RTX 3060 is 40% faster on average

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is still a popular game and it’s one of the biggest gaming blockbusters of 2020 alongside Cyberpunk 2077. The core gameplay isn’t that different compared to the two previous games (Odyssey and Origins) – the campaign is long, the story is intriguing, and the gameplay has a lot of RPG elements. You git the choice of how to handle every battle – you can go the stealth way, hiding in the shadows (or in the grass) or you can do the things like a real Viking – a face-to-face battle.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla looks very good but it’s not a very light game when it comes to system requirements. On the other hand, the game looks decent even on Medium quality so you don’t need a super-powerful GPU. For this article, we’re going to compare two not-so-expensive NVIDIA RTX GPUs with modest TGPs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 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)

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 89 fps (+17%) 75 fps (+32%) 63 fps (+57%) 52 fps (+53%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 76 fps 57 fps 40 fps 34 fps






Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] is faster but despite its decreased TGP (for an RTX 3060), the bigger GPU is way faster compared to the smaller sibling. On average, the GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] is 40% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]. Even on High and Ultra, the bigger video card is over 50% faster. Still, if you want something on a budget, the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] is able to deliver 57 FPS on  Medium quality and that is okay for a single-player title.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla list.

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

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

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