[FPS Benchmarks] Dota 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3080 (130W) – the 165W is 24% faster on average

Dota 2 is one the most successful Valve games ever and despite its age, it is still one of the most played games according to Steam’s own STEAM & GAME STATS chart. One of the main reasons for this is the good optimization of the title when it comes to system requirements. Sure, Valve’s Source engine isn’t heavy at all but Dota isn’t heavy as some other Source-based titles like Apex Legends for example.

Even if you have a (modern) low-end device, it should be okay for playing Dota 2 on Low details, at least in most cases. For example, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 [R4000/5000, 15W] is powerful enough to show around 140 FPS on Low settings. For today’s article, we’ll compare two really fast mobile GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3080 (130W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

Contents


GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) 1350 (+14%) 1185
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1710 (+7%) 1605
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 (+27%) 130W
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)

 

DOTA 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] 281 fps (+25%) 241 fps (+24%) 232 fps (+21%) 208 fps (+24%)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 225 fps 195 fps 191 fps 168 fps






Verdict

So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is 24% faster on average compared to the RTX 3080 (130W). This is a big difference but the 130W GPU can deliver more than 160 FPS on Ultra quality and it’s even cheaper so it’s definitely the smarter choice in this comparison.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

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

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

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