[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – RTX 3080 is 26% faster on Max details


Thanks to the cell-shading technology, Borderlands 3 brings a fresh and unique look. Yes, the game feels and looks different compared to the other shooters on the market, and there is a lot of humor implemented into the story (ergo, the quest missions).

Visually, the game offers good picture quality but it’s not the lightest title out there. Still, a decent mid-range machine should be okay for Badass details. For today’s comparison, we have prepared two fast NVIDIA Ampere video cards – the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

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 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 1387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
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

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)

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 [130W] 131 fps 119 fps (+1%) 109 fps (+15%) 96 fps (+26%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 133 fps (+2%) 118 fps 95 fps 76 fps


On Very Low and Medium details, there is almost no difference between the two rivals. Further down the road, when things are gettings heavier, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is showing its muscles. On Badass preset, the bigger GPU is 26% faster and yes, this is a big performance gap. However, the smaller sibling performs well for such a GPU, and it is fast enough to show 76 FPS on max details.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

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