[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) and RTX 3060 (140W) – RTX 3060 is close

The gameplay formula of Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t that different compared to Grand Theft Auto V for example. First of all, both games are created by Rockstar Games and in these two titles, you can roam freely in one huge world full of story missions, side tasks, challenges, gunfights, and a lot more other things because Rockstar Games know how to add successfully tons of different content in a game.

In terms of graphics, the game looks great but unfortunately, it’s not among the lightest titles on the market. Actually, it’s one of the heaviest if you want to bump all the visual settings to the max. Still, if you aren’t greedy for super eye-candy visuals, the game can offer a good picture quality even on Medium settings and with a modest GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti [95W] you can expect more than 60 FPS on Medium. 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 Red Dead Redemption 2 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)

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 [95W] 130 fps (2%) 86 fps (+2%) 54 fps (+10%) 30 fps
GeForce RTX 3060 [140W] 128 fps 84 fps 49 fps


Unexpectedly, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (95W) is just 5% faster on average compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (140W). Not a huge difference at all and the biggest advantage of the more premium video card is its bigger VRAM buffer. The GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) can offer a good amount of FPS when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2 whiteout being as expensive as the GeForce RTX 3080 (95W).

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

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

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