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]|
|Shader units||6144 (+60%)||3840|
|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 bus width (bit)||256 (+33%)||192|
|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)
|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]