[FPS Benchmarks] FIFA 21 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the advantage of RTX 3080 is mind-blowing

FIFA 21 is a game that is part of the popular franchise. Games like this one don’t need a lot of introduction thanks to their popularity around the world. Like every new year, the latest title comes with up-to-date info about the football team and their players, as well as some new gaming modes, and updated graphics (at least in most cases).

Interestingly enough, FIFA 21 uses Frostbite 3 engine which powers some impressively-looking games like Battlefield V. Of course, the engine here is revamped and FIFA 21 isn’t a heavy game which is great – a lot more people can enjoy this title without buying a new device. But if you want to pick a machine with a high refresh rate display and you want to see high FPS numbers during gameplay, the high-end GPUs are the way to go. So, we’re going to examine the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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


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)


FIFA 21 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] 323 fps (+58%) 300 fps (+60%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 205 fps 188 fps


Well, we’re a bit lost for words because the GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) just smashed the RTX 3070 (140W) – the bigger GPU is 60% faster on Ultra quality. Nope, the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) isn’t slow at all and it’s the smart buy because it costs less, but the bigger GPU is a brutal performer that can be a dream come true for the wealthy buyers.

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

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

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