[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (75W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – the 75W GPU is 25% faster on average


Borderlands 3 is a fun game that has interesting gameplay with implemented RPG elements and its visuals look fresh and different thanks to the cell shading tech. In addition, Borderlands 3 has a long single-player campaign and a lot of DLCs if you want some additional content.

Visually, the game looks great, especially on the Badass preset. However, the game isn’t very light when you want to greatly increase the visual quality. For maxed-out visuals and high FPS values, a powerful machine is a must. For this article, we have prepared two not-so-expensive GPUs – the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (75W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 list.

GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [75W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA107 GA107
Shader units 2560 (+25%) 2048
ROPs 32 32
Base Clock (MHz) 1222 712 (+72%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1485 1057 (+40%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1375 (+9%)
Memory size (MB) 4096 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 128 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 75W (+36%) 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)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [75W] 126 fps (+22%) 99 fps (+24%) 67 fps (+26%) 51 fps (+28%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 103 fps 80 fps 53 fps 40 fps


The good news is the game is playable with both GPUs even on Badass quality. Other than that, the 75W GPU is 25% faster on average so the bigger rival is a good choice if the price gap between the two laptops isn’t significant. However, you can save some by choosing the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] and this GPU performs well too – it scores 40 FPS on Badass quality which is just fine for a video card of this caliber.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [75W]

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

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