[FPS Benchmarks] Dota 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – a 16% performance gap

Dota 2 is still a super popular game. The fact that it’s a free-to-play title and it’s light on system resources attracts more and more new players. Yes, even low-end GPU like the GeForce MX 250 (25W) can run this game without a problem on Low or Normal settings.

For today’s comparison, we have something much more powerful than the MX250 – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W). These are powerful Ampere GPUs so let’s see how many FPS they are able to show when you want to play Dota 2.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

Contents


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+7%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
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)

 

DOTA 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 225 fps (+14%) 195 fps (+15%) 191 fps (+18%) 168 fps (+18%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU] 197 fps 169 fps 162 fps 142 fps




Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) won the match and it’s 16% faster on average compared to the RTX 3070 (130W). Still, the latter is a decent video card that could possibly save you a lot of bucks if you choose it instead of the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W). The GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is also suitable for 144 Hz displays no matter the visual quality (Dota 2).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

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