[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – a 17% performance gap

Overwatch is one of the most popular online shooters up to date. It offers a fun atmosphere and dynamic gameplay with a lot of different weapons. Graphically, the title isn’t very demanding and even some low-end devices with GPUs like the GeForce MX 250 (25W) can run it on Low preset.

For today’s article, we have prepared the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W). Let’s see what these two can offer when it comes to Overwatch.

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+7%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
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)

Overwatch Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 308 fps (+14%) 285 fps (+17%) 260 fps (+21%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU] 270 fps 243 fps 215 fps


Well, not bad – the GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] is 17% faster on average which is a decent lead. But for most gamers, the GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] will be (probably) enough because it can show 215 FPS on Epic settings and if you switch down to High quality the average FPS jumps to 243 FPS which is suitable for 144 Hz and even 244 Hz monitors. Last but not least, the RTX 3070 [130W] is cheaper than the GeForce RTX 3080 [130W].

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

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

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