[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 is 32% faster on Max quality

Rockstar Games are on top of their game with Red Dead Redemption 2. The PC version is a decently optimized game that can run even on some not-so-powerful GPUs on Low settings like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6 / 25W) with around 40 FPS. On the other hand, the game isn’t too light if you want to max out the visual quality and to see the big open world in its full glory.

For this article, we’ll inspect the performance of two NVIDIA Ampere GPUs that have close TGP levels – the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W).

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1425 (+14%)
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) 105W (+5%) 100W
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)


Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] 119 fps 97 fps (+13%) 61 fps (+22%) 33 fps (+32%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 122 fps (3%) 86 fps 50 fps 25 fps





Verdict

When it comes to the right mixture of visual quality and FPS, the Medium and High preset are the right choice for this game. In this scenario, the bigger GPU is from 13% to 22% faster compared to the smaller sibling. On Max quality, the lead is even extended to 32%. However, if your budget isn’t that big, the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W) is a decent graphics solution that can offer a lot for its money.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [105W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]

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