[FPS Benchmarks] Darksiders Genesis on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – the bigger GPU is 19% faster

Darksiders Genesis is a fun game that has good graphics. The engine isn’t too demanding – Low settings are fine for iGPUs like AMD RX Vega 7 (Renoir C6, Ryzen 4000). If you want to max out the game most of the mid-range GPUs are okay if you don’t want over 100 FPS.

But let’s put the midrangers aside and focus on some higher-grade graphics solutions like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W).

Let’s see what is the actual difference between these two when it comes to Darksiders Genesis.


GeForce RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 5120 5120
ROPs 80 80
Base Clock (MHz) 1110 (+42%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1620 (+26%) 1290
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W (+53%) 85W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
Detailed specs Link Link


Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Darksiders Genesis Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Mid (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] 155 fps (+29%) 129 fps (+18%) 124 fps (+18%) 98 fps (+9%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W] 120 fps 109 fps 105 fps 90 fps


And the average difference between the two video cards is 19%. It sounds okay given the fact that the bigger one has a 45W bigger TGP. Still, on Ultra both are somehow close delivering at least 90 FPS which is enough for most gamers. If you need more FPS just drop down the settings a bit – this game looks decent even on Medium details.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]

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