[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – RTX 3080 is 45% faster on Extreme quality

Metro Exodus is the successor of Metro Last Light and just like the previous game, the new one brings some great graphics to the table alongside thrilling gameplay full of monsters and hostile humans that are populating the abandoned metro tunnels.

Speaking of graphics, the game is heavy, especially if you always like to crank up the visuals to their max possible values. The Extreme preset is no joke and most of the high-end GPUs are having a hard time reaching the 60 FPS mark on this quality preset. For today’s comparison, we have prepared two good GPUs – the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 1387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
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: 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 3080 [130W] 136 fps (+13%) 98 fps (+27%) 55 fps (+45%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 120 fps 77 fps 38 fps


The difference between these two GPUs isn’t that big on Low settings, but on Medium and especially on Extreme quality, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is showing its raw power delivering 45% higher FPS compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W). However, the smaller GPU can offer great performance for a mid-ranger and the sweet spot for it is the High preset – in this scenario, it delivers 77 FPS and that’s fine for a single-player game like Metro Exodus.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

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

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