Warframe is a well-accepted free-to-play game that can be downloaded via Steam. The game is a third-person shooter with some RPG elements (ok, kind of). No matter the fact that the title was released back in 2013 the game is updated regularly with new content.
The game engine is called Evolution and it still does the job for a free-to-play game. Its biggest advantage is that it’s not so heavy and you can play Warframe on Low even with dGPUs like GeForce MX250 or with iGPUs like Intel UHD G1.
Okay. It’s time to test the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3070 (130W).
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)
|Warframe||Full HD, Low (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)|
|GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]||472 fps (+8%)||414 fps (+22%)|
|GeForce RTX 3070 [130W, Intel CPU]||434 fps||340 fps|
First of all, both GPUs can show a crazy amount of FPS no matter the visual quality. Sure, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) is 22% faster on Ultra but the RTX 3070 [130W] can offer 340 FPS which looks like more than enough even for 300 Hz displays. So, as always, the choice is in your hands (and pockets).
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [130W]
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [130W]