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

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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]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+22%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+10%) 1560
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 165W (+18%) 140W
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)

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 [165W] 155 fps (+41%) 138 fps (+41%) 124 fps (+39%) 105 fps (+28%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 110 fps 98 fps 89 fps 82 fps





Verdict

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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