[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W) – RTX 3080 is 71% faster on Ultra quality

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a gaming blockbuster created by Rockstar Games. Just like GTA V, the game is super successful because it offers interesting gameplay full of missions, side quests, and other challenges. Once again, just like in GTA, there is one huge world that can be roamed freely and you decide which missions to pick and what to do in most situations.

Here, you can ride only horses because the game is set in the Wild West era. Red Dead Redemption 2 has good graphics but the great visual quality comes at a price – if you want to bump all settings to the max, you have to own a powerful machine. For this comparison, we have prepared two Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3060 (130W).

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GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 6144 (+60%) 3840
ROPs 96 (+100%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 1387 (+17%)
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 1702 (+6%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 1750
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 130W 130W
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
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)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] 141 fps 118 fps (+28%) 75 fps (+39%) 41 fps (+71%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [130W] 143 fps (1%) 92 fps 54 fps 24 fps


On Low both GPUs are close but after that, the GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is just crushing the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W). On Max details, the bigger GPU is 71% faster which is a mind-blowing difference. Still, don’t forget the fact that despite its big TGP, the GeForce RTX 3060 (130W) is a mid-range product so its performance is good.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [130W]

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