[FPS Benchmarks] Gears 5 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – a 10% lead for the bigger GPU

Gears 5 continues the story of Gears Of War 4 and the new game isn’t that different compared to its predecessor. You can expect tense battles with unending Locust and Swarm hordes, and of course, you can use some of the fancy Gears weapons that are already become something like a trademark for the series.

Gears 5 is a well-optimized game. Alright, it’s not as light as Minecraft but you can play it with a not-so-expensive GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W] on Ultra details with around 75 FPS which is a good example of how good the optimization is. For this article, we’re going to compare two fast Ampere graphics cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W).

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Contents


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 1387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1702 (+37%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95 140W (+47%)
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2022
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 [95W] 194 fps (+22%) 138 fps (+7%) 125 fps (+6%) 102 fps (+6%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 159 fps 129 fps 118 fps 96 fps





Verdict

So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) is 10% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) and this is mainly due to the difference between these two GPUs on Low settings where the bigger GPU is 22% faster. After that, the gap between the two rivals is greatly decreased which makes the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) the smart choice in this comparison.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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