[FPS Benchmarks] Need For Speed Heat on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – almost equal performance

Need For Speed Heat still holds its ground well in 2022, The game has good visuals, fun and challenging gameplay, a great soundtrack, lots of cars that can be upgraded, and of course – police pursuits. The title uses Frostbite 3 engine that has been used for other beautiful games like Battlefield 5.

Need For Speed Heat isn’t the heaviest game out there. A modest dGPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [Laptop, 75W] can deliver 75 FPS on Ultra details – yep, that’s not a heavy game. For this comparison, we’re going to compare two powerful RTX video cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (105W) and RTX 3060 (140W). Let’s see what is the difference between these two when it comes to Need For Speed Heat.

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GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units5888 (+53%)3840
ROPs96 (+100%)48
Base Clock (MHz)5101387 (+172%)
Boost clock (MHz)10351702 (+64%)
Memory clock (MHz)15001750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)105W140W (+33%)
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202201.2022
Detailed specsLinkLink


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)

Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]122 fps (+1%)102 fps95 fps (+1%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]121 fps103 fps (+1%)94 fps


As you can see from the table below, we can almost call this a tie match. The performance of the two GPUs is a close one and this is due to the fact that the GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] has a hefty TGP that is really helping in some games because the chip can boost much higher compared to the 105W contender. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W] is meant for thin devices and its result are just fine given the TGP of this product.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [105W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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