[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) – the 65W GPU is 38% faster on average

The good thing about The Witcher 3 is the fact that the game is still popular and that’s a 2015 title. The game offers good graphics, a great soundtrack, and it has enough in-game content to keep you busy for a long time. Moreover, you can find a lot of mods that can enhance the visual quality of the game while others can add new quests or other goodies.

Still, the Witcher isn’t a heavy game, it’s well-optimized and it’s not hungry for video memory at all. A low-end GPU like the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (GDDR6, 25W) is able to show more than 40 FPS on High settings. For this comparison, we’ll compare the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) and RTX 3050 (55W) with the aid of The Witcher 3.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 list.


GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3050 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA107
Shader units 3840 (+88%) 2048
ROPs 48 (+50%) 32
Base Clock (MHz) 817 (+15%) 712
Boost clock (MHz) 1282 (+21%) 1057
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 (+9%) 1375
Memory size (MB) 6144 (+72%) 4096
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 (+50%) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 65W (+18%) 55W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 05.2021 05.2021
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)

The Witcher 3 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 184 fps (+38%) 133 fps (+34%) 115 fps (+37%) 78 fps (+44%)
GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] 133 fps 99 fps 84 fps 54 fps


So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) is 38% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 (55W). It’s normal – the 65W GPU has a bigger TGP and more CUDA cores. Still, the GeForce RTX 3050 [55W] isn’t a slouch and it can deliver more than 80 FPS on High quality – this (probably) should be just fine for most gamers.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [55W]

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