[FPS Benchmarks] Overwatch on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (165W) and RTX 3070 (140W) – the RTX 3080 is way faster

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).

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

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [165W] GeForce RTX 3070 [140W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 (+20%) 5120
ROPs 96 96
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 type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 165W (+18%) 140W
DirectX version 12.2 12.2
Technology 8nm 8nm
RTX capabilities Yes  Yes
Release date 01.2021 01.2021
Detailed specs Link Link

 

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)

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





Verdict

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]

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