[FPS Benchmarks] DOOM Eternal on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W) – the bigger GPU is 14% faster

DOOM Eternal is part of the super-popular series. The game brings everything that a true DOOM fan can desire – intensive gameplay full of monstrous creatures and demons, tons of destructive weapons, an aggressive soundtrack, and great graphics.

Speaking of graphics, as we said, the game looks great, and additionally, it’s well-optimized. It runs okay even on a not-so-powerful GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6 / 25W). Of course, if you need more than 60 FPS on Ultra Nightmare quality, your device should be at least a modern mid-range gaming machine. For this article, we have picked two decent Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W).

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


GeForce RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA106
Shader units 3840 3840
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 900 (+10%) 817
Boost clock (MHz) 1425 (+11%) 1282
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 6144 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95W (+46%) 65W
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)

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

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Doom Eternal Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] 184 fps (+19%) 173 fps (+16%) 136 fps (+7%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 155 fps 149 fps 127 fps


It’s not a surprise that the bigger GPU has won the match. On average, it’s 14% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (65W). The latter isn’t slow by any means – on Ultra Nightmare preset, the 95W GPU is just 7% faster which isn’t a big difference and you can hardly spot that during gaming. However, if you need more FPS, the 65W rival can show 149 FPS on Medium quality and this is perfectly fine for such a fast-paced shooter.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

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