[FPS Benchmarks] Rocket League on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – both are close

Rocket League was released in 2015 but since 2020 it’s a free-to-play game so you can download it via Epic Game launcher. The game is well-known for its fun and addictive gameplay – it’s something like soccer with cars. In addition, the soundtrack is good and the game is light.

Speaking of how light this game is, the title is based on Unreal Engine 3 and it’s light enough to run even on not-so-powerful. For example, an iGPU like the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) is okay even for High Quality mode if you don’t mind playing with 43 FPS. For this comparison, we have prepared two GPUs that can show a lot more FPS than the abovementioned iGPU – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

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

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 1387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
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)

Rocket League Full HD, H.Performance (Check settings) Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 804 fps 469 fps (+7%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 801 fps 439 fps

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Verdict

If we have to be honest, the end result was a bit unexpected for us. On High Performance, the video cards offer almost equal FPS numbers, and on High Quality, the bigger GPU is just 7% which isn’t a mind-blowing difference. When it comes to Rocket League, it seems that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) is the smart buy.

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

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

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