[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – the 65W GPU is 38% faster

Metro Exodus is a beautiful game that is the successor of Metre Last Light. Just like every other game from the series, you can expect a lot of fights in claustrophobic metro tunnels and different buildings. Metro Last Light is a breath of fresh air because there can roam in different locations like abandoned towns and beautiful forests.

The game is heavy, especially if you want to play it on Extreme Quality. Based on our testing, even a powerful GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [Laptop, 130W] can’t touch the 60 FPS mark on Extreme. Still, the game looks great on High so you can play it with a mid-range GPU as well. For this article, we’re going to compare two RTX GPUs with modes TGPs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

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


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
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)

Metro Exodus Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 113 fps (+31%) 56 fps (+40%) 27 fps (+42%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 86 fps 40 fps 19 fps


When it comes to heavy games like Metro Exodus, the TGP and the extra CUDA cores always matter and that’s why the GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] is 38% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]. It looks like the High preset is the sweet spot for both GPUs – in this scenario, even the smaller sibling can deliver 40 FPS which is not bad at all for such a video card.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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