[FPS Benchmarks] Apex Legends on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W) – the bigger GPU is just faster

Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games alongside PUBG and Call Of Duty: Warzone. The gameplay goal is simple – a huge map populated with many players and the last man standing wins the match. Of course, you have to play strategically and you must scavenge for weapons and ammo in order to survive.

Visually, the game looks okay for today’s standards. It uses Valve’s Source engine which isn’t the newest one out there but it still can do the job. Apex Legends isn’t too heavy when it come to system resources but it’s as light as CS:GO for example.

Let’s see how fast are the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) and RTX 3060 (100W) when it comes to Apex Legends.

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


GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 variants

  GeForce RTX 3070 [100W] GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA106
Shader units 5120 (+33%) 3840
ROPs 80 (+67%) 48
Base Clock (MHz) 780 900 (+15%)
Boost clock (MHz) 1290 1425 (+11%)
Memory clock (MHz) 1500 1750 (+17%)
Memory size (MB) 8192 (+33%) 6144
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 (+33%) 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 100W 100W
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

Gaming tests (ext. monitor)

Apex Legends Full HD, Min. (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 3070 [100W] 299 fps 286 fps (+20%) 206 fps (+22%)
GeForce RTX 3060 [100W] 298 fps 238 fps 169 fps


So, on Low both GPUs are super close, but further down the road the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (100W) is clearly faster. It seems that the two GPUs are ready for 144 Hz displays on Max quality which is good news for competitive players or for gamers with high refresh rate displays.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 [100W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [100W]

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