[FPS Benchmarks] Gears 5 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – the 65W GPU is 31% faster

Gears 5 is a good-looking game that is based on Unreal Engine 4 (just like the predecessor – Gears Of War 4). Fights with huge numbers of monsters from the Locust and Swarm Hordes, a good story, and a decent amount of missions are part of the fun.

Gears 5 is a well-optimized game that can be played even with low-end GPUs with around 50 FPS on the Medium preset like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6, 25W). For this article, we’ll compare two video cards with not-so-hefty TGPs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 list.


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
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)

Gears 5 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 136 fps (+11%) 111 fps (+34%) 94 fps (+38%) 74 fps (+40%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 123 fps 83 fps 68 fps 53 fps


It’s completely normal that the bigger GPU is faster and its lead is a solid one – 31% more FPS compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] is a respectable result. On the other hand, the latter is fast enough to deliver 68 FPS on High details and this is a good result for an inexpensive graphics card with just a 55W TGP.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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