[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W) – the 95W GPU is 23% faster but the 65W rival isn’t slow

The Witcher 3 is the latest installment of the series. The game was released in 2015 but it still looks okay especially if you switch to Ultra settings. The good news is the game is light and it doesn’t require a lot of video memory even if you max out the visuals.

This brings us to the fact where even iGPUs like the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU) can show 33 FPS on Low and that is a good example of how light this game is. However, if you want to see a lot of FPS on your high refresh monitor, you’re going to need a decent video card.

For this comparison, we prepared two fast mid-range video cards – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W).

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


GeForce RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3060 [95W] GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA106 GA106
Shader units 3840 3840
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 900 (+10%) 817
Boost clock (MHz) 1425 (+11%) 1282
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 6144 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 95W (+46%) 65W
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)

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 [95W] 229 fps (+18%) 168 fps (+26%) 143 fps (+24%) 95 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W] 184 fps 133 fps 115 fps 78 fps


On average, the 95W GPU is 23% faster and that’s a good score for the bigger rival. No matter the visual quality it offers more FPS to the table. On the other hand, the RTX 3060 (65W) can give you smooth gameplay experience as well – it can show 78 FPS on Ultra and that’s just fine for a single player game.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]

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

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