The Need For Speed franchise has its ups and downs but Need For Speed Heat is one of the good games that belong to the series. Overall, the gameplay is full of action, fast cars, police pursuits, and you have some in-game challenges that can keep you busy for a long time.
Graphically wise, the game uses the Frostbite engine (just like Battlefield V), and the title looks really good especially on Ultra. Not the lightest title out there but the good news is that even on Low the visuals are just fine.
Well, 60 FPS on Ultra is a challenge for most video cards so let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W) when it comes to Need For Speed Heat.
GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants
|GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]||GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]|
|Shader units||6144 (+20%)||5120|
|Base Clock (MHz)||up to 1185 (+7%)||1110|
|Boost clock (MHz)||up to 1605||1620 (+1%)|
|Memory clock (MHz)||1750||1750|
|Memory size (MB)||8192||8192|
|Memory bus width (bit)||256||256|
|TGP (Total Graphics Power)||130W||130W|
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)
|Need For Speed Heat||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)|
|GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]||110 fps (+11%)||97 fps (+13%)||89 fps (+14%)|
|GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU]||99 fps||86 fps||78 fps|
On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is 13% faster. Sure, this GPU almost reaches 90 FPS on Ultra quality, but on the other hand, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is close to the 80 FPS mark (again, on Ultra preset) which will be enough (probably) for most gamers.
So, if money isn’t a problem, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is okay, but the GeForce RTX 3070 (130W) is the smart buy in this comparison.
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]