Exam System and Performance Tests - Part One
For exams the new video cards fromNVIDIA AndAMD, We have prepared a completely fresh exam system and also selected new performance tests along with improved results accuracy. The goal is quite simple, creating a reliable and controlled way in which we can explore graphic cards And see the differences in their performance in a variety of popular and demanding titles from recent times. For this purpose we recruited fresh hardware
In order to squeeze the most performance out of video cards, we use Intel's new 10-core Core i9 10850K processor. The system uses a motherboard compatible with the MSI Z490 MAG ACE model (Review here). We also did not give up on the games and upgraded the set of game exams.
We modeled ten games, some easier to run and some very heavy. There is a combination of different genres and different graphics engines in order to understand how differences between the different graphics cards are expressed. We examine the various video cards of the exam system mainly in the two resolutions that appeal to the target audience of this video card - 1920X1080 and 2560 X1440. Here are the settings in the games we used:
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ultra high 2560X1440 Very high 1920X1080
- Red Dead Redemption 2: DX12 Ultra settings, all highest 2560X1440, 1920X1080
- Gears 5: Ultra 2560X1440, High 1920X1080
- Hitman 2: Ultra 2560X1440 Resolution scale 1.2, High 1920X1080 Resolution scale 1.2
- Horizon Zero Dawn: 2560X1440 Ultimate, 1920X1080 Favor quality
- Borderlands 3: Badass settings 2560X1440, 1920X1080
- Metro EXodus: DX12 Ultra 2560X1440, High 1920X2080 - No PhysX \ Hairworks \ RayTrace
- GRID 2019: Ultra High 2560X1440, 1920X1080
- Overwatch: Epic settings 2560X1440, 1920X1080
The operating system is Windows 10 in the latest version, with drivers for video cards of NVIDIA Are in version 452.06
The driver for the RTX 3080 video card is 456.16 and that for RTX 3090 is 456.38. We tested the RTX 3070 TUF OC with the first driver to support it, the 456.96. All previous graphics cards AMD Tested with Driver 20.8.3. The RX 6800 series graphics cards were tested with version 20.45.01.12-11.6 Beta provided to us by AMD. The video card RTX 3060 Ti tested used with a 457.40 version driver supplied with it.
In Blizzard's Overwatch game, performance RTX 3060 Ti slightly higher than those of theRTX 2080 Super, a video card that until recently was considered a real premium with a price tag of $ 650. Performance very close to that of RTX 3070.
The Tomb Raider performance suffers a bit at 1080P and we see oddities, one of the reasons the test will soon be replaced by the way. 1440P performance resolution RTX 3060 Ti are identical to those of theRTX 2080 Super in this title.
In Hitman 2 we see a slight performance lead toRTX 2080 Super over theRTX 3060 Ti. This is not something particularly dramatic, but it is important to know. The improvement over RTX The 2070 Super is also relatively moderate.
Continue the performance tests on the next page.