[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – easy win for the RTX 3080


Borderlands 3 is a game with a unique visual style and fun gameplay. The storyline, the visual setting, the soundtrack – everything feels fresh and different compared to the other games on the market. Speaking of storyline, Borderlands 3 offers a long single-player campaign and a lot of DLC’s that are adding even more missions.

Don’t be fooled by the cartoon look of this title – it’s not too light. For today’s article, we have picked two fast Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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

GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)1350 (+22%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1710 (+10%)1560
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)165W (+18%)140W
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Borderlands 3Full HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]155 fps (+41%)138 fps (+41%)124 fps (+39%)105 fps (+28%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]110 fps98 fps89 fps82 fps


That 165W version of the GeForce RTX 3080 is a real beast – no matter the visual quality, it easily outperforms the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W). On average, the bigger GPU is 37% faster which is a serious lead for the RTX 3080. However, the smaller GPU is still a good performer and it can show 82 FPS on Badass preset.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]

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