[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) – the 130W GPU scores 122 FPS on Ultra details

The Witcher 3 is a super successful PC game that was ported for consoles after some time which is still a curious case. The game is well-optimized and even not-so-powerful GPUs like the GeForce MX350 or iGPUs like AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 and Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) can run this game at least on Low settings.

This is a 2015 title but the engine still looks up to date and in addition to that you can find tons of visual enhancing mods for this game.

Because of the decent optimization, the game doesn’t need too much video memory and even on Ultra a mid-range GPU like AMD RX 5500M can push around 60 FPS. So, let’s see how many frames per second the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) and RTX 3070 (85W) can show in this game.


GeForce RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [130W] GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 5120 5120
ROPs 80 80
Base Clock (MHz) 1110 (+42%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1620 (+26%) 1290
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W (+53%) 85W
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 [130W] 227 fps (+16%) 190 fps (+23%) 170 fps (+25%) 122 fps (+23%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [85W] 196 fps 155 fps 136 fps 99 fps


Both GPUs show good results – even the 85W graphics card can hit 99 FPS on Ultra details. Normally, the 130W GPU is faster and it can reach 122 FPS on Ultra settings as well. For gamers with 144 Hz displays – just switch to High, the game still looks more than decent.

For people who always prefer FPS over visual quality – the Witcher 3 doesn’t look bad on Low and if you want to see around 200 FPS, yes, the Low preset is the way to go here.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [85W]

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1 year ago

You could add a temperature comparison on the CPU and GPU.

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 vs RTX3070 vs RTX3080 laptop comparisons, can you do something like that?