[FPS Benchmarks] the Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3070 is 18% faster on average

Despite its age, the Witcher 3 still looks good, even in 2021. You can boost the whole visual experience by installing some third-party mods that enhance the graphics of the game. In addition, while we are still talking about modifications, there are tons of fan mods that add new quests to the game.

The Witcher 3 isn’t a heavy title. The game is well optimized and you can play it even with some low-end dGPUs (on Low) like the GeForce MX250 (25W)

So, let’s check the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W).


GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [100W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 5120 (+33%) 3840
ROPs 80 (+67%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1290 1425 (+11%)
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) 100W 100W
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

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 3070 [100W] 268 fps (+11%) 216 fps (+16%) 187 fps (+18%) 132 fps (+25%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 242 fps 187 fps 159 fps 106 fps


On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) is 18% faster compared to its smaller sibling. Not bad at all but if you want to save some bucks, the RTX 3060 (100W) offers decent performance and its price tag is definitely lower (in most cases). With this GPU you can play The Witcher 3 on Ultra quality with more than 100 FPS which is more than enough for most people.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [100W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]

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