[FPS Benchmarks] Dota 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W) – a close result

Dota 2 is a well-accepted Valve game. The title is it’s free-to-play which means that you can download it via Steam and play on it right away. Most of the time, the title can be found in one of the top three places on the STEAM & GAME STATS chart and one of the main things that make this game so popular is the fact that it’s light on system resources. You can play this game with almost any modern iGPU or low-end dGPU on the market (okay, at least on Low settings).

Speaking of power, for today’s article, we have prepared two fast Ampere GPUs – the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (130W) and RTX 3080 (85W). Let’s see how many FPS these two can show when it comes to Dota 2.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

Contents

GeForce RTX 3080 variants

  GeForce RTX 3080 [130W] GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]
Architecture Ampere Ampere
GPU chip GA104 GA104
Shader units 6144 6144
ROPs 96 96
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1185 (+52%) 780
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1605 (+29%) 1245
Memory clock (MHz) 1750 (+17%) 1500
Memory size (MB) 8192 8192
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 256 256
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

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Verdict

Actually, Dota 2 is a CPU-bound game and in our case, both GPUs are super close in terms of FPS. There are some slight differences here and there but the gap between these two video cards is insignificant. If Dota 2 is your main game, you can save some bucks with the 85W version of the GeForce RTX 3080. Don’t forget the fact that the 130W GPU is faster in a lot of other titles.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 list.

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

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 [85W]

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