[FPS Benchmarks] Cyberpunk 2077 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 wins but the RTX 3060 performs well too

Cyberpunk 2077 debut wasn’t as smooth as most gamers wanted it to be but at least after some time, the title was patched numerous times, and right now it looks like the gaming experience can be ruined by some game-breaking bugs. Aside from that, Cyberpunk 2077 is a beautiful game and it offers one of the best ray-tracing implementations on the market.

Still, not the lightest one mainly if you want to play with ray-tracing but if your FPS isn’t as high as you wanted it to be you can active DLSS (if you have an RTX video card) and it’ll help a lot. For this comparison, we have two decent Ampere graphics cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W).

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

Contents


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)

Cyberpunk 2077 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] 127 fps (+6%) 116 fps (+17%) 93 fps (+19%) 75 fps (+17%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 120 fps 99 fps 78 fps 64 fps






Verdict

Okay, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is 15% faster on average but at the same, this difference isn’t that huge to justify the bigger price premium that you have to pay extra. The GeForce RTX 3060 (100W) is fast enough for over 60 FPS on Ultra quality at that is (maybe) enough for the majority of gamers.

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

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

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