[FPS Benchmarks] Cyberpunk 2077 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – RTX 3060 (65W) is 67% faster on average

Like it or not, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest gaming hits of the last few years. Sure, the title has its flaws (the initial version was full of bugs) and most of them are already fixed. On the other hand, Cyberpunk 2077 offers a unique gameplay atmosphere, beautiful graphics, a great soundtrack, and a really long single-player campaign.

As we said, the game looks beautiful and it’s not that heavy if you don’t use ray-tracing – 60 FPS on Ultra is possible on a mid-range GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [Laptop, 140W]. For this article, we’ll compare two not-so-expensive NVIDIA Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – RTX 3060 (65W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 list.

Contents


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
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)

Cyberpunk 2077 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 91 fps (+78%) 75 fps (+70%) 60 fps (+67%) 50 fps (+52%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 51 fps 44 fps 36 fps 33 fps






Verdict

So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) just wiped the floor with the GeForce RTX 3050 (55W) – the bigger sibling is 67% faster on average and that’s a day and night difference in terms of raw performance. Still, for gamers on a budget, the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] offers a decent performance when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077 – 44 FPS on Medium settings is an okay result for a GPU like this one.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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