[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the RTX 3080 is 20% faster on Max details

Apex Legends is such a popular title that probably a lot of people already know what kind of game it is. In short, this is a battle royale game that uses Valve’s Source engine, the graphical part of the game is just okay for 2021, and the gameplay is fun and addictive.

It’s a multiplayer title and the higher the FPS the better especially if you have a fast refresh rate display. For this article, we’ll examine the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) and RTX 3060 (100W) with the aid of Apex Legends.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends list.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [105W]GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
GPU chipGA104GA106
Shader units6144 (+60%)3840
ROPs96 (+100%)48
Base Clock (MHz)780900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz)12451425 (+14%)
Memory clock (MHz)15001750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB)8192 (+33%)6144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256 (+33%)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)105W (+5%)100W
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Apex LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [105W]299 fps275 fps (+16%)203 fps (+20%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]298 fps238 fps169 fps


Alright, the bigger GPU is 16% faster on Medium and 20% faster on Max details. It’s fine given the hardware differences between the two GPUs. When we put the prices on the table, it seems that the GeForce RTX 3060 (100W) is a worthy product because it delivers almost 170 FPS on Max quality and that’s enough for 144 Hz displays.

On the other hand, if you want more FPS, the GeForce RTX 3080 (105W) is a good choice and its downside is the price.

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

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

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