[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – expectedly the 130W GPU is always faster


Borderlands 3 engine features a cell shading tech which makes the title quite unique looking. Its almost cartoonish graphics stand out from the other titles on the market. Despite that, if you want to max out the graphics setting you’ll find that you’re going to need something more than an average gaming laptop.

But don’t worry, if you aren’t greedy for maximum visual quality, the High preset offers almost the same picture alongside higher FPS. Speaking of FPS, let’s check some 2021 GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) and we’ll see what they can offer in terms of performance.

GeForce RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 5120 5120
ROPs 80 80
Base Clock (MHz) 1110 (+42%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1620 (+26%) 1290
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W (+53%) 85W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
Detailed specs Link Link


Synthetic benchmarks

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 3070 [130W] 115 fps (+22%) 104 fps (+18%) 94 fps (+18%) 81 fps (+21%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W] 94 fps 88 fps 80 fps 67 fps


Actually, the results are quite okay – even the smaller GPU can deliver 67 FPS on Badass preset and probably that will be enough for most people. The 130W sibling is always faster – if we have to be more specific it’s 20% faster on average and yes, 81 FPS with maxed-out visuals is a good result.

Still, if you need a bit more FPS just drop down the settings a little bit. You’ll not be going to lose too much picture quality.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]

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