[FPS Benchmarks] DOOM Eternal on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 is 41% faster on average

DOOM Eternal is the successor of DOOM 2016 which was a successful reboot for the series. The core gameplay is still the same but the new title offers quite a more dynamic experience, more weapons as well as different kinds of upgrades.

Speaking of upgrades, DOOM Eternal looks better compared to its 2016 predecessor but at the same time, it’s heavier on system resources. If you plan to play on Ultra Nightmare and you have a high refresh rate display, well, you’re going to need at least a good modern mid-range GPU. For this comparison, we have prepared two fast NVIDIA Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W).

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

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

 

  GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1425 (+14%)
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) 105W (+5%) 100W
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)


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 3080 [105W] 267 fps (+49%) 250 fps (+40%) 220 fps (+35%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 179 fps 178 fps 163 fps





Verdict

There is no doubt that the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is the clear winner in this comparison. It’s 41% faster on average which is a huge performance lead. At least when it comes to DOOM Eternal, the bigger GPU is just destroying the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W). The latter isn’t a bad choice at all especially when you’re on a budget – it delivers 163 FPS on Ultra Nightmare preset and that’ll be fine for most people.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]

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