[FPS Benchmarks] Days Gone on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – RTX 3080 is slightly faster

Days Gone takes place in post-apocalyptic Oregon. After a pandemic, one big amount of humanity is turned into zombies. The virus is spreading fast and the main protagonist Deacon St. John is one of the guys who is trying to stop it. He is also searching for his wife Sara with the aid of his best friend Booser.

Days Gone is definitely a not-so-heavy game. You can play this game on a modest GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [Laptop, 95W] that is able to show more than 70 FPS on Ultra quality. Still, if you want to see a much higher FPS value on your high refresh rate display, a powerful GPU sounds like a good idea (if your waller is wide enough). For this article, we’ll compare two fast video cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W).


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units6144 (+60%)3840
ROPs96 (+100%)48
Base Clock (MHz)7801387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz)12451702 (+37%)
Memory clock (MHz)15001750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)95140W (+47%)
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2022
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)


Days GoneFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]176 fps (+4%)154 fps (+5%)139 fps (+5%)106 fps (+6%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]170 fps146 fps133 fps100 fps


So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) is just 5% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) at least when it comes to Days Gone. The smaller sibling has a hefty TGP of 140W which helps a lot in games like this one. Still, both graphics cards are able to deliver good FPS value no matter the visual quality.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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