Test system and performance tests
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 graphics cards of the exam system mainly in the three most popular resolutions today among Gamers Of desktops - both 1920X1080, 2560X1440 and 3840X2160. We examine the average frames per second and also the single lowest percentage of the amount of frames. Here are the settings in the games we used:
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Ultra high 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, Very high 1920X1080
- Red Dead Redemption 2: DX12 Ultra settings, all highest 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, 1920X1080
- Gears 5: Ultra 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, High 1920X1080
- Hitman 2: Ultra 2560X1440 / 3840X2160 Resolution scale 1.2, High 1920X1080 Resolution scale 1.2
- Horizon Zero Dawn: 2560X1440 / 3840X2160 Ultimate, 1920X1080 Favor quality
- Borderlands 3: Badass settings 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, 1920X1080
- Metro EXodus: DX12 Ultra 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, High 1920X2080 - No PhysX \ Hairworks \ RayTrace
- GRID 2019: Ultra High 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, 1920X1080
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Highest 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, 1920X1080
- Overwatch: Epic settings 2560X1440 / 3840X2160, 1920X1080
Here are the other video card models that appear in the performance tests:
- Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB
- Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC 8GB
- Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Turbo 11GB
- MSI RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO 10GB
The operating system is Windows 10 in the latest version, with drivers for video cards of NVIDIA Are in version 452.06, which is the latest available for download near the review. The driver for the RTX 3080 video card is 456.16 and that for RTX 3090 is 456.38. All graphics cards of AMD Tested with Driver 20.8.3.
It is important to remind our readers - This review focuses mainly on the gaming performance of the video card RTX 3090. We recommend that each user test the product in a method that is appropriate for its uses. There are certain programs in which performance differences are expected to be significantly higher than those existing in the gaming world. Because the world of graphically accelerated productivity is endless, it is important to focus specifically on performance in the software relevant to the user when looking for network performance tests.
The first game we tested was Overwatch. This is a relatively easy graphic game even under the highest display settings. Admittedly, in this exam we got a thick hint to come regarding my performance RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080. With a resolution of 3840X2160, the performance difference between the cards is 12.5%. At 2560X1440 resolution the difference remains similar.
In Gearbox's Borderlands 3 game we encounter even less impressive performance differences than in the previous game, with the 3840X2160 performance difference being 10%. At 2560X1440 resolution this difference is the same.
The game Shadow of the tomb raider Reminds us that a processor bottleneck can also happen at a resolution above 1920x1080. The performance difference measured at 3840 X2160 is 11%.
The latest Assassin's Creed also reminds us of the difference in performance between the two new tickets NVIDIA Finds itself just above 2560X1440, with a 10.8% difference in 3840X2160 resolution. We feel the need to mention again - the card at the top of the table costs twice as much as the card below it…
Hitman 2 is another test where the 2560X1440 performance difference between these two video cards is simply negligible. In 3840 X2160 the difference is 12%.
Many people think that Horizon Zero Dawn is a particularly hungry game for graphic memory, but it is simple operation Caching is smart according to the amount of memory on the video card at startup. In this game you can see a difference that is somewhere between "significant" and "negligible" in the resolution of 3840X2160 and stands at 12.5% between RTX 3090 and the RTX 3080.
The game Red Dead Redemption 2 has been working in weird technical ways since it was actually launched for PC. In this game we see a phenomenon in which performance RTX 3080 actually overtook those of RTX 3090 at lower resolutions, when the mode only manages to balance at 3840X2160. This game may need some updates to optimize for such advanced hardware. Of course we examined the issue carefully and repeatedly.
Gears 5 is another title that just's hard to get out of the standard resolution performance differences between these video cards, when we see practically the same performance between RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090.
The GRID 2019 game is one of the standout racing games of the current era, for those who especially love the Codemasters titles. In this title the performance differences between the graphics cards are negligible at the two lower resolutions which in 3840X2160 the performance difference stands at only 7%.
We run RTX and DLSS in the Metro Exodus game to see how the new architecture improves learning and rendering capabilities. Well… we do not see an improvement in DLSS-free capability compared to DLSS mode in this title opposite graphic cards From the previous generation. Also, even when using RayTracing in real time the performance is higher in front RTX 2080 Ti, but not unusually from standard graphics tests we've run so far.
The game Atomic Heart, or at least its demo for the exams launched is another example of using DLSS and RayTracing. While the video cards sort RTX 30 lifeguards differentiate themselves in a very serious way from generation to generation RTX 20, the difference between the two carriers remains quite small with a 6.5% performance difference in the use of these technologies.
Bright Memory is not a game, but a test that uses Unreal Engine 4 and the capabilities ofRTX Its uniqueness. Here too we see a similar picture regarding performance RTX When the performance difference to RTX 3080 tight in a somewhat shocking way.
Boundary is another test that uses the popular Unreal Engine 4 engine and the capabilities ofRTX His. In both exam modes Ray Tracing works, with DLSS on and one off. You can see a performance difference of about 10% between the video cards RTX 3090-to-RTX 3080 in this test.
Here's a little taste of the world of productivity with the V-RAY test that tests Path Tracing, the ability of a video card to handle heavy lighting calculations. Slightly surprisingly, we get the maximum descriptive performance addition between the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 in this test with a 20% difference. Ampere Cards NVIDIA They are truly unprecedented monsters in the world of graphic work in a variety of software.
Power consumption - the whole system
In the power consumption test our approach is slightly different to the approach of other media when we do not individually examine each video card but the entire system. This is also to know which power supply will suit the uses, and also to understand how different graphics power affects the CPU power consumption, as it needs to produce more frames every second in each situation. This test does not reflect the maximum power consumption of a system in any situation, but only when playing. Higher power consumption should be expected when both the processor and the video card are at full power.
For a modern system with RTX 3090 We recommend a quality power supply of 750W or more or 850W or more if there is use of an extreme bracket such as TRX40 And LGA2066, a component that already fills a small spot in the budget of such a system.