[FPS Benchmarks] FIFA 21 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) – both are fast but the RTX 3080 wins the match

When it comes to football games, one of the titles that come first to mind is FIFA. The whole franchise is very popular and one of the main reasons is that every year there is a new FIFA game that contains up-to-date information about the licensed football teams and their players as well.

In terms of graphics, FIFA 21 uses Frostbite 3 engine. The game looks decent and its optimization is fine because overall the game isn’t too demanding – based on our tests, even an old GPU like the GeForce GTX 1050 can show up to 118 FPS on Ultra settings.

Speaking of GPUs, let’s have a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) and their performance when it comes to FIFA 21.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1185 (+7%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 16051620 (+1%)
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)130W130W
DirectX version12.112.1
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink


Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)


FIFA 21Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]264 fps (+15%)250 fps (+18%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU]229 fps212 fps


As we said, FIFA 21 isn’t too heavy and as you can see, both GPUs can deliver more than 200 FPS on Ultra settings. Sure, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is the faster video card in this test but in most cases, it’s hard to notice any difference between 212 FPS and 250 FPS.

So, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) seems like the right choice for most people but if you are on the hunt for max possible FPS, your only choice (at least in most cases) is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W).

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]

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