[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) and RTX 3060 (75W) – the 130W GPU shows its power

When it comes to heavy games on system resources, which title comes to mind first? Probably a lot of people will say Crysis but we think that Metro Exodus should be mentioned too. First of all, this is an interesting shooter that offers a decent single-player campaign full of action-packed scenes, battles with mutants, exploring, upgrading weapons, etc.

In addition, the whole picture is complemented by a good graphical representation. Of course, it comes with a “price” – the game is super-heavy if you want to see it in its full glory. On the other hand, the title supports ray-tracing as well, and most players will activate DLSS when ray-tracing is on because in this situation Metro Exodus is too heavy for most video cards on the market.

Let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) and RTX 3060 (75W) with the aid of Metro Exodus.


GeForce RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [75W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA106
Shader units 3840 3840
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 1387 (+70%) 817
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1702 (+33%) 1282
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+19%) 1468
Memory size (MB) 6144 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W (+73%) 75W
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: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

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)

Metro Exodus Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 120 fps 77 fps (+20%) 38 fps (+23%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [75W] 123 fps (+3%) 64 fps 31 fps


Both GPUs perform almost the same on Low but after that, the 130W GPU is undoubtedly faster. On High, it offers 20% more FPS and on Extreme the gap reaches 23%. Not bad at all for a mid-ranger – 38 FPS on Extreme is a very good result. But hey, the 75W GPU isn’t slow by any means, its performance is decent for a GPU with such a modest TGP.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [75W]

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1 year ago

What would be the best Ray Tracing, and video quality settings to have 60+ FPS on a RTX 3060 130 Watts?