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[FPS Benchmarks] GTA V on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W) – the 95W video card is 15% faster on average

GTA V is a game developed by Rockstar Games that was released for consoles in 2013 and in 2015 we saw the PC debut of the title. Years later the game still looks good and it has a huge player base thanks to the fact that there are regular patches with new content (mainly for the multiplayer mode).

Still, the game isn’t the lightest out there especially if you want to play on Ultra quality with a lot of FPS. Interestingly, even the mighty GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is not even close to the 144 FPS mark on Ultra so people with high refresh rate display will probably drop the visual quality to High or maybe Medium.

For this comparison, we have prepared two good mid-range graphics solutions – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) and RTX 3060 (65W).

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

Contents

GeForce RTX 3060 variants

 GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
GPU chipGA106GA106
Shader units38403840
ROPs4848
Base Clock (MHz)900 (+10%)817
Boost clock (MHz)1425 (+11%)1282
Memory clock (MHz)1750 (+17%)1500
Memory size (MB)61446144
Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)192192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)95W (+46%)65W
DirectX version12.212.2
Technology8nm8nm
RTX capabilitiesYes Yes
Release date01.202101.2021
Detailed specsLinkLink

 

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)

GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]182 fps (+6%)159 fps (+15%)95 fps (+16%)66 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]172 fps138 fps82 fps54 fps




Verdict

It’s not a surprise that the 95W GPU is the winner in this comparison. It has a bigger TGP and its core boosts way higher compared to the 65W sibling. On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (95W) is 15% faster compared to the RTX 3060 (65W). On Ultra, 95W graphics card is 22% faster which is a good result. The GeForce RTX 3060 (65W) is able to show 54 FPS on Ultra which is okay for a GPU with a 65W TGP.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [95W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [65W]