[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3080 (130W) – the 165W rival is 18% faster

Overwatch is a successful Blizard multiplayer online shooter. The title’s gameplay is definitely fun and fresh, and it is challenging at the same time. Overwatch isn’t among the newest games on the market but it still offers good graphics and in addition, it’s well optimized and it’s not too heavy even on Epic quality.

If you aren’t too pretentious, a modern low-end GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce MX570 (30W) can deliver more than 80 FPS on Epic quality – not bad. For today’s comparison, we have prepared two powerful graphics solutions that are way faster compared to the abovementioned affordable GPU – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3080 (130W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+14%) 1185
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+7%) 1605
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 (+27%) 130W
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)

Overwatch Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] 372 fps (+21%) 331 fps (+16%) 308 fps (+18%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 308 fps 285 fps 260 fps


On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 18% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) which looks normal given the TGP advantage of the 165W rival. Still, the 130W GPU isn’t that expensive and it can deliver around 260 FPS on Epic quality which should be just enough for most people.

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

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

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