[FPS Benchmarks] Need For Speed Heat on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – a close call

When it comes to racing games the Need For Speed series is one of the most well-liked. Sure, not every NFS game is a great one, there are some good and bad titles but that’s somehow normal. Speaking of good titles, Need For Speed Heat is definitely one of the good games of the series.

The gameplay is fun and action-packed, full of sports cars, tons of upgrades for them, police pursuits, etc. The game is based on the Frostbite engine and the end result is a fine-looking title. It’s not that light, but at least it looks good even on Low preset.

If you want to see more than 60 FPS on Ultra you’ll need a fast machine. So, let’s check the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) with the aid of Need For Speed Heat.


GeForce RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units51205120
Base Clock (MHz)1110 (+42%)780
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1620 (+26%)1290
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W (+53%)85W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]94 fps (+7%)84 fps (+6%)78 fps (+7%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]88 fps79 fps73 fps


At least in this game, the difference between the two video cards is nothing to write home about. We saw a 7% lead on average for the 130W GPU and yes, the GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is always faster but not by much. This leads us to the point where the game runs just fine no matter the GPU in this article and the GeForce RTX 3070 (85W) performs decently for an 85W graphics card.

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

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


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