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The GeForce RTX 3080 10GB is the best GPU for gaming and here’s why.

Now that GPU prices are falling, it might be time to start shopping.

Even with the price drop, a GPU is still a considerable purchase so having the right information beforehand is always better than discovering after the fact that the one you picked up isn’t quite what you expected.

To save you the trouble, and some precious time that could be spent gaming, Game On decided to investigate this topic for you and put eight (8) different graphics to the test to see if spending some extra money for the for the latest GPU really gets you those extra FPS you need to become the pro player you know you’re meant to be.

We tested these eight (8) graphics cards on one (1) processor to see how each were performing in terms of FPS. We tested each configuration on nine (9) different games covering three (3) different categories: battle royales, AAA titles, and first-person shooters. For each of those game categories, Game On examined the average FPS obtained with the different GPUs


For today’s article, we are showing the benchmarks’ results obtained on the 2022 version of our Tower Pro gaming PC. More precisely, here is the configuration that we tested:

Tower Pro core configuration (buy it here):

– Intel Core i5-12600k
– 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance 5600 MHz DDR5
– 2 x 1TB m.2 PCIe SSD by Western Digital SN750
– 850-watt Platinum PSU by Corsair
– Windows 10 Home

Along with that configuration, we tested the following graphics cards:

– GeForce RTX 3050 8GB
– GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
– GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 6GB
– GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
– GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB
– GeForce RTX 3080 10GB
– GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB
– GeForce RTX 3090 24GB

As for the games in each category, here are the titles we tested:

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Each game was tested at 1080p resolution with the highest settings.

The charts below show the average FPS obtained for each game category with each GPU in the configuration mentioned above.

Here’s how we calculated our averages for each category :

If we take the RTX 3050 8GB in the battle royale category we get the following results for each game:

Fortnite: 105 FPS     Apex : 105 FPS        Warzone: 70 FPS

The average amount of FPS for this graphics card for the chosen category would be:

(105 FPS + 105 FPS + 70 FPS) / 3 = 93 FPS


For the battle royale category, the lowest FPS count was obtained with the RTX 3050 8GB with 93 FPS on average. The highest FPS count was obtained with the RTX 3090 24GB, with 208 FPS on average. This makes for a 123% improvement between the two (2) GPUs.

If you look at the improvement between two successive chipsets, the biggest improvement in this category is between the RTX 3050 8GB and the RTX 3060 12GB. We gain an extra 47 FPS by switching from a RTX 3050 to a RTX 3060 which makes for a 51% improvement between the two (2) graphics cards

When it comes to battle royal, we can see that the importance of the performance gains starts to diminish once you get to the RTX 3080. There is a 7% improvement between RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3080, but that number starts to go down after this point.

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For the AAA titles, the RTX 3050 8GB scores the lowest with 67 FPS on average. The RTX 3090 24GB manages a nice 152 FPS on average. This makes for a 128% improvement between the two (2) GPUs.

AAA titles seem to be the category where the GPU upgrade matters the most, as the impact of going a single chipset higher makes for a considerable difference in FPS . Just between the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti, you can see a 15% improvement in FPS. Between the RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070, there is a 10% improvement. The biggest improvement between successive chipset for this category is between the RTX 3050 and the RTX 3060. We gain an extra 29 FPS, which makes for a 45% improvement in frame count between the two GPUs.

Once again, the performance gain between successive chipset seems to make less of an impact once you get up to the RTX 3080, which shows an improvement of 9% compared to the RTX 3070 Ti.

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As for the first-person shooter (FPS) category, the RTX 3050 8GB scored the lowest once again, with an average of 241 FPS. The RTX 3090 24GB comes out on top with 396 FPS on average. This makes for a 64% increase in FPS count between the two GPUs.

The first-person shooter (FPS) category seems to be the one where GPU upgrade between consecutive chipsets seems to have the least impact. Between the RTX 3050 and the RTX 3060, the improvement is only of 20%.

The performance gain between successive chipsets seems to falloff once you get up to the RTX 3070 Ti, with a 7% improvement from the RTX 3070.  

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CONCLUSION : Cool numbers, but what GPU do I get though?

The battle royale and AAA categories  are the most impacted by the GPU upgrade. They both show a considerable improvement in performance with a 123% increase for the former and a 128% increase for the latter when it comes to frame count between the RTX 3050 8GB and RTX 3090 24GB. The first-person shooter (FPS) category was the least impacted with a 64% increase in performance between the two (2) graphics cards.

When it comes to upgrading a single chipset higher, the AAA titles and battle royales are the most impacted by the change, with an average improvement of 13% for both categories. It’s important to note that the improvement average for the battle royale category is mostly due to the 51% improvement between the RTX 3050 and the RTX 3060. Meanwhile, the improvement between successive chipsets is more consistent for the AAA category. The first-person shooter (FPS)  category on the other hand, only shows an 8% improvement average.

As seen in the results above, the biggest performance gain between successive chipsets is consistently between the RTX 3050 and the RTX 3060, with 51%, 45% and 20% improvement in the battle royale, AAA and first-person shooter (FPS)  categories respectively.

While the upgrade from the RTX 3080 to the RTX 3080 Ti might still have a decent impact on your frame count, the switch from a RTX 3080 Ti to a RTX 3090 sees less than a 5% increase in performance.

In conclusion, we can see that even in the game categories the most affected by GPU upgrades, this configuration can’t do much more with a higher-end graphics cards like the RTX 3090 24GB.

Now, are these few extra frames the only way to finally unlock the Esport player in you?

Who knows, but as NVIDIA says, ‘Frames Win Games’.

So long as you’re okay with spending an extra few hundred for those frames.

For us at Game On, as of right now, we’ll stick with the RTX 3080 and maybe save that money for the next generation of GPUs.

We hope that this post helps you to better understand and visualize the performance gains between the tested GPUs. If you have any questions about the results presented here or maybe other configurations, feel free to reach out to us on our socials.

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