True 4K at 60+ FPS Comes to PCs
After the presentation of the GeForce RTX 30 Series, the Californian company NVIDIA gave us the opportunity to test the new GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card and we were pleasantly surprised, since this piece of hardware nevertheless innovated in terms of structure, it is capable of achieving outstanding performance results, achieving next-generation visuals.
We develop the Reviews with the following PC
- Processor: Intel Core i9 10900k
- Ram: 32 GB HyperX RGB DDR4 at 3200 Mhz
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 Vision G
- SSD: 1TB WD Black SN750 NVMe
- 4K HDR 120Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1
- 48 Gbps UGreen HDMI 2.1 Cable
GeForce RTX 3080 Specifications
- Cuda Cores: 8704
- Boost Clock Ghz: 1.71
- Memory: 10GB GDDR6X
- Interface bandwidth: 320-bit
- Second Generation Ray Tracing Cores
- Third generation Tensor cores
- Ampere architecture
- Seventh generation of the NVIDIA Encoder and fifth of the NVIDIA Decoder
- Maximum resolution: 7680 x 4320
- Connectors: HDMI 2.1, 3x and DisplayPorts 1.4ª
- HDCP 2.3
The parameters we selected were to take to the extreme all the games we ran in 4K resolution with HDR active, Ray Tracing to the limit in case of having this function and activating the DLSS in case the game gave a performance lower than 30 FPS without This function. All games were installed directly on the SSD to see load speeds and were played for at least 30 minutes each, sampling the most complex parts.
We opted to develop the Reviews in 4K resolution, since when doing a test with Horizon Zero Dawn on a Z35 Predator monitor with 2560 x 1080p resolution with everything in ultra, we obtained a rate of 150 FPS, 47 FPS above the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, without taking into account that in the latter the graphic configuration was inferior in several of its sections.
However, we left the games that had their own benchmarks as is and obtained the following results:
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition
Shadow of The Tomb Raider
The games we evaluated without their own benchark were:
A Plague Tale: Innocence, Marvel Avenger’s, Battlefield V online and the campaign, and Control.
Devil May Cry 5, Death Stranding, Final Fantasy XV, Flight Simulator, and FarCry 4.
Grounded, Hellblade (has FPS locked), Metro Exodus, Fortnite with Ray Tracing and GTA V.
Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (campaign), Rage 2, and Project Cars 3.
Resident Evil 3, Watch Dogs 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Sekiro (has FPS locked) and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2.
Windbound and Rocket Arena.
Something that impressed us about the tests is that the card did not exceed the critical temperature levels of 93 ° and the fan makes almost no noise.
It should be taken into account that this card will integrate NVIDIA RTX IO technology, which will considerably improve loading times.
However, we also ran a number of Full HD video rendering tests in Adobe Premiere, achieving timings of 1 fraction of the time the video lasted. For example, a 5 minute video, he rendered it in less than 1 minute. Same case with After Effects renderings.
The GeForce RTX 3080 will be available starting this September 17 and everyone who takes one of these will receive a Watch Dogs: Legion PC download code, which will be available on October 29.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is for those who want to experience 4K gaming in most major games at 60+ FPS with all settings in ultra and some cases with Ray Tracing. However, the large number of additions focused on the generation of content such as the Omniverse Machinima and the Nvidia Broadcast, as well as the reduction of latency times with the NVIDIA Reflex, makes it one of the best GPUS of this 2020 that can be contemplated, both by competitive video players, and by those who like to stream or videos. Taking as a reference the price with which it debuts, which is far from its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, it is undoubtedly a great option to consider for the new generation of video games that is to come.
- Power over the RTX 2080 Ti
- Almost half the price of the RTX 2080 Ti at launch
- HDMI 2.1
- It is large, so you have to consider your size in the cabinet