[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – the 130W sibling is 31% faster on Extreme quality

When it comes to heavy PC games Metro Exodus is probably one of the first ones that come to mind. The game offers a good storyline alongside beautiful graphics, and yes – a lot of action that includes fighting with mutants and monsters. Graphically-wise, the Extreme preset looks very good but even 30 FPS is a challenge for a lot of laptops out there.

The High preset is a breath of fresh air in terms of FPS because the visual quality is still good but the frames per second are higher. So, last year we saw that even GPUs like the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q can struggle to deliver more than 35 FPS on Extreme preset. Let’s see if the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) can do the job better than the previous-gen GPUs.


GeForce RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 5120 5120
ROPs 80 80
Base Clock (MHz) 1110 (+42%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1620 (+26%) 1290
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 (+53%) 85W
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

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 3070 [130W] 105 fps (+6%) 78 fps (+13%) 46 fps (+31%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W] 99 fps 69 fps 35 fps


Not bad at all, on Extreme quality the smaller 85W GPU show the same score as the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q (90W). The 130W version shows a lot of muscle when everything is maxed out and it has a 31% lead which is a hefty difference.

For gamers that need more FPS, as we said the High preset offers a good combination of visual quality and decent FPS, and in this situation, both graphics cards deliver higher FPS compared to the Extreme quality.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]

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