[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 is 20% faster on average

There isn’t anything much to see about the game as The Witcher 3 – this is a super-successful title that (probably) doesn’t need any kind of introduction. The game was released in 2015 and it still looks fine even by today’s standards. The good news is that the game isn’t heavy at all when it comes to modern hardware.

For our comparison, we have picked two decent Ampere GPUs that come with close TGP values – the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W).

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

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [105W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1245 1425 (+14%)
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) 105W (+5%) 100W
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)


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 3080 [105W] 285 fps (+18%) 223 fps (+19%) 193 fps (+21%) 127 fps (+20%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 242 fps 187 fps 159 fps 106 fps





Verdict

In short, the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is 20% faster on average when compared to the RTX 3060 (100W). The difference isn’t small but both video cards are fast enough for 144 Hz displays on High quality. So, if you want higher FPS values and a more future-proof product, the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is one of the possible solutions. On the other hand, the smaller GPU will save you a lot of bucks and its performance isn’t bad at all.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [105W]

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

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