[FPS Benchmarks] GTA V on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W) – the 95W video card is 15% faster on average

GTA V is a game developed by Rockstar Games that was released for consoles in 2013 and in 2015 we saw the PC debut of the title. Years later the game still looks good and it has a huge player base thanks to the fact that there are regular patches with new content (mainly for the multiplayer mode).

Still, the game isn’t the lightest out there especially if you want to play on Ultra quality with a lot of FPS. Interestingly, even the mighty GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is not even close to the 144 FPS mark on Ultra so people with high refresh rate display will probably drop the visual quality to High or maybe Medium.

For this comparison, we have prepared two good mid-range graphics solutions – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W).

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

Contents


GeForce RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA106
Shader units 3840 3840
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 900 (+10%) 817
Boost clock (MHz) 1425 (+11%) 1282
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 6144 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95W (+46%) 65W
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)

GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) Full HD, Normal (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] 182 fps (+6%) 159 fps (+15%) 95 fps (+16%) 66 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 172 fps 138 fps 82 fps 54 fps





Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the 95W GPU is the winner in this comparison. It has a bigger TGP and its core boosts way higher compared to the 65W sibling. On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) is 15% faster compared to the RTX 3060 (65W). On Ultra, 95W graphics card is 22% faster which is a good result. The GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) is able to show 54 FPS on Ultra which is okay for a GPU with a 65W TGP.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]

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

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John
John
5 months ago

Hi, thank you for your review. I have a Asus Rog Strix G513QM with a RTX 3060 115W that can go to 130W with Dynamix Boost and a Ryzen 9 5900HX with 32GB of ram. How can I run GTA V on this hardware?

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