[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – RTX 3080 is 33% faster on average

The Witcher 3 is still a popular game despite the fact it was released back in 2015. And it still looks good – there are numerous total conversion mods that are enhancing the visual quality significantly. In addition, the vanilla version is light and it runs on almost any modern non-expensive GPU at least on Low settings.

As we said, the game is light. Even for Ultra details, a mid-range GPU like the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (75W) should be okay for 60 FPS. For this article, we have prepared two fast NVIDIA Ampere graphics solutions – the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

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

Contents


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 1387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
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

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 3080 [130W] 324 fps (+23%) 265 fps (+33%) 235 fps (+36%) 159 fps (+39%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 263 fps 200 fps 173 fps 114 fps





Verdict

Well, that was expected – the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is clearly way faster when it’s directly compared to the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W). Both have the same TGP levels so it’s easy to see the exact performance gap between them, at least when it comes to The Witcher 3. In this case, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is 33% faster on average.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

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