Nvidia had promised its latest GeForce RTX 3080 GPU to deliver twice the performance of the previous generation RTX 2080, but additional performance information was not available during the card's special launch event. Now it seems that Nvidia has released some game demos that show that the card can run in 4K at at least 100 frames per second with the game settings set to the maximum level.
"We are constantly analyzing the memory requirements of the latest games and reviewing them regularly with game developers to determine their memory requirements for current and upcoming games," said Justin Walker, director of GeForce product management at Nvidia, in a discussion on Reddit. This comes from a report on Techspot. "The goal of 3080 is to give you great performance at resolutions up to 4k, with all settings maximized for the best possible price."
Walker's claims were backed up by Nvidia's released demo of Doom Eternal. The video recording of the game uploaded to YouTube showed that it can be played in 4K resolution at frame rates of 150 FPS.
The same level of performance can be carried over to other high-end AAA game titles, according to the company. It was found that gamers can expect consistent frame rates of 60 to 100 FPS at this resolution. Titles that Walker says enjoy this boosted performance include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3, and Red Dead Redemption 2 when on and with the highest game settings Ray tracing is activated.
During the launch of the RTX 3000 series, Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia boasted that this new generation of graphics cards, based on the company's Ampere architecture, will perform even better if more ray tracing is used in the game, high contrast and a welcome change compared to the previous generation of GPUs based on the Turing architecture. In our previous Turing tests, we found that even Nvidia's flagship RTX 2080 Ti struggled with ray tracing performance and frame rates dropped when higher resolutions were used.
Not only can the latest RTX 3080 from Nvidia run games at higher frame rates, but it can also handle monitors with faster frame rates better. When Walker is played with faster 144Hz monitors, titles like Doom Eternal and Forza 4 can handle 144 FPS at 4K resolution, and more demanding titles like Borderland 3 will likely perform closer to 60 FPS. The performance here should make the RTX 3080 a winner for esports.
However, in order to keep the RTX 3080's price tag affordable, Nvidia admitted it had to make some sacrifices, including RAM. The $ 699 card will only be available with 10GB of memory, and it seems that the faster GDDR6X RAM is still producing impressive results on actual performance despite the lack of memory. And if you need more power, the GeForce RTX 3090 is designed with top charts for 8K 60 FPS games.