[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 is faster but the RTX 3060 is the smart buy

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Borderlands 3 brings an unusual visual style to the table alongside fun gameplay that can keep you in front of the display for hours. The title definitely is a breath of fresh air among the other shooters on the market and in addition, it has some implemented RPG elements which can be interesting for those who like to level up their character while playing.

Now, it’s not the lightest title when it comes to the system resources mainly if you want to play with maxed-out visuals and high FPS. For this article, we have prepared two decent GPUs to inspect their performance with the aid of Borderlands 3 – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W).

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

GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1425 (+14%)
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) 105W (+5%) 100W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
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 3080 [105W] 125 fps (+4%) 113 fps (+8%) 101 fps (+13%) 86 fps (+21%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 120 fps 105 fps 89 fps 71 fps





Verdict

On Very Low and Medium both GPUs are close but on High and especially on Badass quality the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is the clear winner. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W) can deliver more than 70 FPS with everything bumped up, and when you the GPU prices in the mix it seems that the smaller GPU is the smart buy.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [105W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]

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