[FPS Benchmarks] Warframe on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the RTX 3080 wins

Warframe is an online third-person shooter with RPG elements. The game is free-to-play and can be acquired via Steam. The graphics quality of Warframe isn’t the greatest but for a free game, the overall detail is fine.

Most importantly, this title isn’t heavy and you can play it with inexpensive dGPUs like the GeForce MX250 (10W) or even with some low-end uGPUs as Intel UHD G1 (on Low settings). For today’s comparison, we’re about to examine the performance of two powerful GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe 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)


Warframe Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] 641 fps (+32%) 404 fps (+7%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W] 486 fps 377 fps


So, on Low, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 32% faster which is a serious difference. More interestingly, on High, the gap is reduced to just 20% on average if we look at both preset results. However, it’ll be really strange to buy a powerful device with one of these two GPUs and to play Warframe on Low. On High, both siblings are delivering more than enough FPS even for gamers with 360 Hz displays. This leads us to the fact that the GeForce  RTX 3070 (140W) is the better buy when it comes to price/performance ratio.

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

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

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