[FPS Benchmarks] FIFA 21 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – both are fast but the RTX 3080 wins the match

When it comes to football games, one of the titles that come first to mind is FIFA. The whole franchise is very popular and one of the main reasons is that every year there is a new FIFA game that contains up-to-date information about the licensed football teams and their players as well.

In terms of graphics, FIFA 21 uses Frostbite 3 engine. The game looks decent and its optimization is fine because overall the game isn’t too demanding – based on our tests, even an old GPU like the GeForce GTX 1050 can show up to 118 FPS on Ultra settings.

Speaking of GPUs, let’s have a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) and their performance when it comes to FIFA 21.

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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)

 

FIFA 21 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 264 fps (+15%) 250 fps (+18%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU] 229 fps 212 fps





Verdict

As we said, FIFA 21 isn’t too heavy and as you can see, both GPUs can deliver more than 200 FPS on Ultra settings. Sure, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is the faster video card in this test but in most cases, it’s hard to notice any difference between 212 FPS and 250 FPS.

So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) seems like the right choice for most people but if you are on the hunt for max possible FPS, your only choice (at least in most cases) is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W).

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

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

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