[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – the 130W rival is a lot faster

Red Dead Redemption 2 is another super popular title developed by Rockstar Games. The game is set in 1889 which means that we are in the Wild West so you’re going to ride horses and you’ll shoot with old school revolvers and shotguns. The gameplay isn’t too different if we compared it to GTA V – you have one huge world at your disposal. You can roam it freely, searching for side missions, completing achievements, etc. As always, there is a long main story and a lot of side quests as well.

The game is based on the RAGE engine and it looks great especially if you increase the visual quality. On the other hand, the title is one of the heaviest games out there, especially on Max settings. So, let’s check how fast the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) are.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 list.

Contents


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)

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 [130W] 141 fps (9%) 118 fps (+26%) 75 fps (+34%) 41 fps (+32%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [85W] 130 fps 94 fps 56 fps 31 fps





Verdict

It seems that it’s a flawless victory for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) at least when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2. On High and Max settings the 130W GPU is more than 30% faster compared to the 85W variant and that is a very good result.

The 85W version is good enough for playing on Medium or High details which is perhaps enough for a lot of gamers.

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

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

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