[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – the bigger GPU is 22% faster on Extreme quality

Metro Exodus is still one of the heaviest PC games out there. This is a kind of game that can put the cooling solution of your laptop to a serious (stress) test. On Extreme quality, even some decent mid-range GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (75W) struggle to deliver more than 30 FPS on average. And if you add ray-tracing in the mix, you’re going to need a high-end device and DLSS will be your best friend.

On the bright side, if you aren’t too greedy for max details, The High preset offers a good mix of picture quality and FPS so you don’t have to spend a fortune to play this game with good visual quality. Without further ado, let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) when you want to explore the dark tunnels of Metro Exodus.

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+7%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
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 (+15%) 98 fps (+13%) 55 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU] 118 fps 87 fps 45 fps





Verdict

As you may already guess, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is faster and if we have to be a bit more precise – it’s 17% faster on average which sounds like a normal performance difference for these GPUs. We are happy to see that on Extreme quality, the performance gap is 22% which is a decent lead for the bigger video card.

On the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) provides super performance for its money. If you don’t need all the bangs and whistles of the Extreme quality, just switch down to High, and the FPS will be much higher.

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

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

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