[FPS Benchmarks] Gears 5 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – the RTX 3080 is 10% faster

Gears 5 is the predecessor of Gears Of War 4 and just like the latter it uses Unreal Engine 4. The good news is that the game is well optimized and it looks just fine even on Medium preset. Because of the decent optimization Low settings are not a problem for GPUs like the GeForce MX250.

If you want to see the game with every visual setting bump to the max alongside good FPS your machine must be at least a mid-ranger. For this article, we have the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) in front of us so let’s see how fast are these two if you want to play Gears 5 with high FPS.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+7%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 16051620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
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)

Gears 5Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]172 fps (+12%)133 fps (+8%)124 fps (+7%)118 fps (+11%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU]153 fps123 fps116 fps106 fps


Well, we have a 10% performance gap on average. As you can see, the GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is able to show 106 FPS on Ultra quality which sounds more than enough for the majority of gamers. Sure, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is faster but the difference between these two GPUs isn’t too big and it seems like the smaller GPU is the right choice at least when it comes to Gears 5.

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

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

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