[FPS Benchmarks] FIFA 21 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the bigger GPU is 9% faster on average

FIFA 21 is part of the FIFA series. These games are very popular because there are a lot of football (soccer) fans around the globe. You know the drill – the new version comes with updated graphics (at least in most cases), updated info regarding the players and football teams, and new game modes (probably).

FIFA 21 is based on the Frostbite 3 engine just like Battlefield V. The title looks good and it isn’t heavy at all. Let’s not waste more time, we have the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) in front of us so let’s inspect their performance.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 list.


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units61446144
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+52%)780
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1605 (+29%)1245
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
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)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)


FIFA 21Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]264 fps (+7%)250 fps (+10%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]246 fps227 fps


The average lead of the bigger GPU is 9%. Well, that’s something but it’s not a significant performance gap. This means that both GPUs are good performers and the 85W is doing a great job because it isn’t too far behind its bigger sibling.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]

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