[FPS Benchmarks] Dota 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the RTX 3080 is 44% faster on average

Dota 2 is one of Valve’s most popular games ever. This is a free-to-play game so you can just download it via Steam and you’re good to go. One of the things that makes Dota 2 so popular is its gameplay and the fact that the title is light when it comes to system requirements.

Low-end GPUs like the GeForce MX250 (or even some least powerful offerings like the MX230 or MX150 are okay too) are just fine to play Dota 2 at least on Low or Medium settings. For this article, we have prepared something much more powerful than the abovementioned GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+22%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+10%) 1560
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 165W (+18%) 140W
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)

 

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 [165W] 281 fps (+44%) 241 fps (+43%) 232 fps (+45%) 208 fps (+43%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 195 fps 168 fps 160 fps 145 fps




Verdict

That was a bit shocking but the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 44% faster on average when compared to the RTX 3070 (140W). This is a huge performance gap but at the same time the performance of the smaller GPU isn’t bad at all and it’s still enough for 144 Hz displays.

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 [165W]

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

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