[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the bigger GPU is 23% faster

Metro Exodus is a beautiful-looking game that has an interesting single-player campaign that offers some scary moments while roaming the abandoned metro stations. The title has two DLC’s that enhance the main story and they are worth playing.

Visually, Metro Exodus looks stunning, especially on Extreme quality but it’s one of the heaviest titles on the market. The Extreme preset is suitable for powerful devices and even then, if you want to use ray-tracing maybe you’ll be forced to activated DLSS if the FPS is too low for your needs and personal preferences.

For our comparison, we have in front of us one of the most powerful mobile GPUs in 2021 – the GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W). Let’s check what these two can offer when it comes to Metro Exodus.

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+22%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+10%) 1560
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 165W (+18%) 140W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
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] 165 fps (+35%) 105 fps (+19%) 53 fps (+15%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W] 122 fps 88 fps 46 fps


It’s a bit scary that both GPUs can’t touch the 60 FPS mark. On Extreme quality, the bigger GPU is 15% faster while on High it extends its advantage to + 19%. Still, both graphics cards offer smooth gameplay on High quality so it looks that’s the sweet spot for a lot of video cards out there.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]

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