[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – a close call

Overwatch is a popular Blizzard game and it’s one of the good first-person shooter games that has been released in the last few years. The title has all the ingredients for a successful game – the gameplay is fun and challenging, the soundtrack is adequate, and the game looks good.

Speaking of visuals, Overwatch is offering decent graphics quality even on Low settings and this game isn’t heavy when it comes to system requirements. Even a low-end GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6, 25W) can deliver almost 90 FPS on average on High settings. For this article, we’ll compare two fast GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 1387 (+78%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1702 (+37%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95 140W (+47%)
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2022
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 [95W] 359 fps 296 fps (+2%) 222 fps (+8%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 359 fps 290 fps 206 fps


Well, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) is just 5% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). It seems that in games like Overwatch the bigger TGP and higher frequencies are very important. Still, both video cards are fast and can deliver more than 200 FPS on Epic quality which should be probably enough for the majority of gamers.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [140W]

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