[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – RTX 3060 is 37% faster on Epic quality

When it comes to popular online shoots, Overwatch is one of the most well-known games for the past few years. This Blizzard game has a good visual quality, a nice soundtrack, and its gameplay is challenging and full of humor. In addition, you can choose from a lot of in-game characters and weapons.

Visually, the game still looks fresh despite the fact that the successor is already on its way. Overwatch isn’t a very demanding game – an iGPU like the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 [R4000/5000, 15W] is enough for more than 70 FPS on Low quality. Still, if you want to play this game with bumped visual and higher FPS, you’re going to need something more powerful. We have picked two good RTX GPUs for this article – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W).

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


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
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)

Overwatch Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 219 fps 190 fps (+17%) 156 fps (+37%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 232 fps (+6%) 162 fps 114 fps


On Low, both GPUs are showing close results but further down the road, the GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] is just faster. The bigger GPU is 17% faster on High and 37% faster on Epic which is a big performance gap.  So, the bigger GPU is even suitable for 120 Hz or 140 Hz displays with maxed-out visuals. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] can be found in cheaper configurations and it can show around 160 FPS on High quality which is a great result for a GPU with such a decreased TGP.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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