[FPS Benchmarks] Death Stranding on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – RTX 3060 is closer than you think

Death Stranding is one of the biggest PC gaming hits of 2020 alongside Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. You’re Sam Porter Bridges and you have to travel from colonies to colonies to supply them with a communication network while the Earth has been populated by hostile creatures.

The picture quality of Death Stranding is definitely good. The good news is the title isn’t heavy so the optimization is just fine. A 4GB GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [Laptop, 55W] can deliver more than 70 FPS with maxed-out visual quality and that’s a good example of how light this game is. On the other hand, if you need more FPS for your high refresh rate display, you’re going to need something much more powerful. For today’s article, we’re going to compare two fast NVIDIA Ampere graphics 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]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 1387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1702 (+37%)
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) 95 140W (+47%)
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2022
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)


Death Stranding Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] 159 fps (+2%) 150 fps (+3%) 135 fps (+2%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 156 fps 145 fps 132 fps


Well, at least when it comes to Death Stranding, the difference between these two video cards isn’t big at all. We’re talking about up to a 3% difference at best which isn’t even noticeable during gaming. It seems that the bigger TGP of the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) is its secret ingredient for high FPS values.

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

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

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