[FPS Benchmarks] Doom Eternal on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the RTX 3080 is faster but the RTX 3070 is close

DOOM is one of the most popular PC gaming franchises ever. DOOM Eternal is the latest title that belongs to the legendary series. The game has an impressive visual quality and in addition, it’s well-optimized and you can run it on Low even some inexpensive dGPUs and iGPUs like NVIDIA GeForce MX350 (25W) or AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Ryzen 4000).

Just like the previous games from the series, this one offers a super-intense gameplay experience so high FPS is always a welcomed extra. For today’s comparison, we have picked two really fast GPUs – the GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W). Let’s see how fast these two are when it comes to Doom Eternal.

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)1350 (+22%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1710 (+10%)1560
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)165W (+18%)140W
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Doom EternalFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]332 fps (+21%)311 fps (+18%)257 fps (+10%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]275 fps263 fps234 fps


Now, it’s clear that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) has won the match against the RTX 3070 (140W). The bigger GPU is faster no matter the preset but the difference between these two GPUs on Ultra Nightmare quality is 10% while the 165W GPU is a super-expensive product. So, the GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is the winner in terms of pure performance, but the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) is the price/performance king.

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

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

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