[FPS Benchmarks] Cyberpunk 2077 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the bigger GPU is 28% faster on average

Cyberpunk 2077 was released at the end of 2020 and it’s a long-awaited game. Aside from its a bit controversial debut, the game can be considered a successful title with an interesting single-player story and beautiful graphics that support features like ray-tracing and DLSS.

The game looks very good (the visual quality is okay even on Low) but if you want to see with every visual setting bumped to its max state (and with ray-tracing turned on) you’re going to need a high-end machine and maybe you’ll have to use DLSS as well.

Speaking of high-end hardware, for this article we have prepared two fast and expensive mobile GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units61446144
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+52%)780
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1605 (+29%)1245
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
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)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Cyberpunk 2077Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]162 fps (+24%)136 fps (+25%)111 fps (+31%)95 fps (+32%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]131 fps109 fps85 fps72 fps


Normally, the 130W GPU is faster. On Ultra, it can show 32% more FPS compared to the 85W rival and yes, this is a big performance gap. If you plan to play this game a lot, the 130W GPU looks like a decent choice if you can afford it. The smaller GPU isn’t a bad performer at all – 72 FPS on Ultra quality is a decent result.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]

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