NVIDIA’s RTX 4090 is the fastest gaming GPU on the planet. Priced at $1,599, it offers capital 4K gaming performance for wealthy enthusiasts. Leveraging TSMC’s N4 node, the AD102 die employs nearly double the transistors of the previous generation and employs a new approach to solving the low frame rate problem. In addition to the usual increase in IPC and core count, a “fake” or extrapolated frame is inserted in between (DLSS 3). This review pits the GeForce. RTX 4090 against RTX 3080 Ti “3440×1440” QHD ultrawide in ray-traced titles with and without DLSS. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is AMD’s champion through testing.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X.
- Mobo: MSI MEG B550 Unify-X.
- memory: 8GB×2 DDR4-4000 CL18.
- power supply: Corsair HX1000i.
- Resolution: 3440×1440.
- Graphics settings: Max (RT Ultra).
- Analysis using CapFrameX
NVIDIA RTX 4090 vs RTX 3080 Ti: Ultrawide Gaming Benchmarks
Start with DLSS 3 titles. These include A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cyberpunk 2077, and F1 2022. RTX 4090 is 2-3x faster than RTX 3080 Ti Use the latest iteration of DLSS. The Radeon RX 6800 XT is like cannon fodder.
Even at native ultrawide, the RTX 4090 is almost twice as fast as the RTX 3080 Ti. NVIDIA has gone head-to-head with Ray’s tracing performance (delivering 3rd generation RT cores). More information on the Ada Lovelace architecture and the 3rd generation RT cores that underpin it can be found here.
In Cyberpunk 2077, ray tracing is bumped up to Ultra, going from just 65 FPS to over 160 FPS, which is a sight to behold. At $1,500+, it’s on the expensive side, but you can tell it’s truly next-generation hardware. RTX4090 is 2.5x and 2x faster than DLSS 3 and native RTX 3080 TiEach.
The F1 2022 shows similar results as the RTX 4090 is over 2x faster at DLSS 3 and about 70% faster natively.
When it comes to older ray tracing titles, Ada Lovelace’s flagship maintains its lead. 70-100% than its Ampere predecessor. Dying Light 2, Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Metro Exodus EE benefit greatly from the 3rd generation RT cores and L2 cache upgrades.
There are some anomalies. Ghostwire Tokyo and Far Cry 6The former sees a nominal difference between the Radeon RX 6800 XT, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 4090. Far Cry 6 is a true abomination. All three GPUs gave the same frame rate, indicating a broken ray tracing implementation.
The GeForce RTX 4090 is a significant upgrade from the RTX 3080 Ti/3090 and should be ready for nearly all future AAA games, especially in ray-traced workloads. Considering DLSS 3, Multi-generation excitement with some titles. New GPU flagships rarely live up to rumored performance expectations, and this is one of them.RTX 4090 works for most, if not all games Ray-traced game at 2x frame rate as its predecessor.