[FPS Benchmarks] Need For Speed Heat on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the bigger GPU is over 30% faster

Need For Speed Heat is the successor of Need For Speed Payback and it uses the same game engine as the older game. Speaking of the engine, the title looks good and it offers some decent places to look at while racing.

The Frostbite 3 engine is well-optimized and this game runs just fine on not-so-powerful GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6 / 25W) at least on Low settings. Let’s put aside the low-end dGPU and focus on two powerful Ampere graphics solutions – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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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)

Need For Speed Heat Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] 129 fps (+32%) 114 fps (+33%) 104 fps (+32%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 98 fps 86 fps 79 fps





Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is the winner in this comparison. This GPU is 32% faster on average compared to its smaller sibling. Speaking of which, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) is performing well, yes, it’s slower than its green rival but it delivers great performance for less money.

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

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

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