[FPS Benchmarks] Gears 5 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the 130W GPU is 13% faster on Ultra Quality

Just like Gears Of War 4, Gears 5 uses Unreal Engine 4 and the game looks good. The decent optimization is another strong side of this title – even some low-end dGPUs like the GeForce MX250 or MX350 have no problem running this game at least on Low settings.

The Ultra quality is a bit heavier than the other three presets so let’s see how many frames per second the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) can show.

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


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
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) 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)

Gears 5 Full 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 (+2%) 133 fps 124 fps (+4%) 118 fps (+13%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W] 169 fps 133 fps 119 fps 104 fps


We are able to spot some noticeable differences between these two GPUs on Ultra quality and in this situation the 130W video card is 13% faster. On Low, Medium, and High, both GPUs are very close in terms of FPS which means that the 85W variant is a good GPU given the fact that it has a reduced TGP.

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

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

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