[FPS Benchmarks] FIFA 21 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the advantage of RTX 3080 is mind-blowing

FIFA 21 is a game that is part of the popular franchise. Games like this one don’t need a lot of introduction thanks to their popularity around the world. Like every new year, the latest title comes with up-to-date info about the football team and their players, as well as some new gaming modes, and updated graphics (at least in most cases).

Interestingly enough, FIFA 21 uses Frostbite 3 engine which powers some impressively-looking games like Battlefield V. Of course, the engine here is revamped and FIFA 21 isn’t a heavy game which is great – a lot more people can enjoy this title without buying a new device. But if you want to pick a machine with a high refresh rate display and you want to see high FPS numbers during gameplay, the high-end GPUs are the way to go. So, we’re going to examine the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 list.


GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

 GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
GPU chipGA104GA104
Shader units6144 (+20%)5120
Base Clock (MHz)1350 (+22%)1110
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1710 (+10%)1560
Memory clock (MHz)17501750
Memory size (MB)81928192
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)256256
TGP (Total Graphics Power)165W (+18%)140W
DirectX version12.212.2
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)


FIFA 21Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]323 fps (+58%)300 fps (+60%)
GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]205 fps188 fps


Well, we’re a bit lost for words because the GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) just smashed the RTX 3070 (140W) – the bigger GPU is 60% faster on Ultra quality. Nope, the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) isn’t slow at all and it’s the smart buy because it costs less, but the bigger GPU is a brutal performer that can be a dream come true for the wealthy buyers.

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

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

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