[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the 130W GPU is 13% faster on Epic Quality

Overwatch is a well-known Blizzard online shooter. The title is very popular because of its fun gameplay and variety of different characters, weapons, and maps. The visual representation of the game is still good and Overwatch isn’t the heaviest game when it comes to system requirements.

For today’s article, we’re going to examine the performance of two fast NVIDIA Ampere video cards – the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+52%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 (+29%) 1245
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
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 (+1%) 285 fps 260 fps (+13%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W] 306 fps 285 fps 230 fps


On Low and High details there is no actual difference between the two GPUs. On Epic Quality the 130W chip is 13% faster which is okay but the 85W rival can show 230 FPS and that is more than enough for most gamers unless if you own a device with a 240 Hz or even faster display. Even so, the 85W GPU is still fast enough if you aren’t too pretentious.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]

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