[FPS Benchmarks] The Witcher 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the bigger GPU is 26% faster

The Witcher 3 is one of the most successful PC games ever no matter the fact that it’s a single-player game – so, no multiplayer mode here. Despite its age, the title still looks good and it can give some new games a run for their money in terms of graphics.

The game is well optimized and you can run this title on Low with some low-end dedicated GPUs like the GeForce MX250. In addition, even iGPUs like the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (C6, Ryzen 4000, 35W) are just fine for this game (again, we are talking about Low settings).

So, let’s test something a lot more powerful with the aid of The Witcher 3 – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

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


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+22%) 1110
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+10%) 1560
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 165W (+18%) 140W
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 3080 [165W] 351 fps (+28%) 268 fps (+27%) 234 fps (+26%) 157 fps (+21%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 275 fps 211 fps 186 fps 130 fps


The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 26% faster when compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W). Not a bad result at all, the bigger GPU is definitely faster but the smaller GPU is a worthy competitor because it delivers enough FPS no matter the visual quality. Don’t forget the fact that in most cases, the GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] is a lot cheaper than its premium rival.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]

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