Overwatch is a popular Blizzard multiplayer first-person shooter. This game offers fun gameplay and decent graphics. The title looks good and at the same time, it’s not too heavy but let’s say that for Epic quality you’re going to need at least a decent modern mid-range GPU for a comfortable gaming experience.
On the other hand, if you want to see great FPS numbers, the high-end video cards are the way to go (if you can afford them). For this article, we’re going to test two fast Ampere graphics offerings – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W).
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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants
|GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]||GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]|
|Shader units||6144 (+20%)||5120|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1350 (+22%)||1110|
|Boost clock (MHz)||up to 1710 (+10%)||1560|
|Memory clock (MHz)||1750||1750|
|Memory size (MB)||8192||8192|
|Memory bus width (bit)||256||256|
|TGP (Total Graphics Power)||165W (+18%)||140W|
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)
|Overwatch||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Epic (Check settings)|
|GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]||372 fps (+44%)||331 fps (+47%)||308 fps (+52%)|
|GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]||258 fps||225 fps||203 fps|
Well, it seems that when it comes to Overwatch, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) is a brutal performer – it’s 48% faster compared to the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) which is a mind-blowing difference. Still, the GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) is a great GPU and it’s able to achieve more than 200 FPS on Epic quality and this is a respectable result.
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [165W]
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]