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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

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How well can the GeForce RTX 3090 run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 3090 will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce RTX 3090. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 1000 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce RTX 3090 can run Phasmophobia at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 359 FPS, Medium: 283 FPS, High: 190 FPS and Ultra: 136 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 21 returns a strong 334 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce RTX 3090 performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Phasmophobia and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 274 FPS, Medium: 216 FPS, High: 145 FPS and Ultra: 104 FPS. We then checked the performance on FIFA 21 to see if that runs well. It was strong with a 255 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce RTX 3090 running at 1440p is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 3090 in your PC? A top gaming graphics card choice, the GeForce RTX 3090 will not need to be upgraded for at least 3+ years of AAA gaming at top graphics settings

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 3090? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce RTX 3090.
FPS System Benchmark
169 FPS
High
The GeForce RTX 3090 is released on 24 Sep 2020

GeForce RTX 3090 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce RTX 3090
GPU
Architecture
Ampere GA102
Process
8nm
TMUs
320
Texture Rate
544 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
163 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
10496
Ray Tracing Cores
82
Tensor Cores
328
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$1499.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
24576 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6X
Memory Bandwidth
912GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1400 MHz
Boost Clock
1700 MHz
Power
Max Power
350 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce RTX 3090 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is the top RTX 30 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Ampere architecture.


Architecture
The Ampere architecture represents a process shrink down to 7nm compared to 12nm Turing. The Ampere architecture provides the world's next consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ampere GA102 which has 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs, and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1520MHz and goes up to 2153MHz in Boost mode. It also has 610 Tensor Cores for AI purposes and 72 RT Cores for real-time ray-tracing.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 24GB frame buffer of second-gen GDDR6X memory through a 384-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 350W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors.


System Suggestions
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.


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GeForce RTX 3090 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
55%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 68% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 76% 62%
Genshin Impact 88% 58%
FIFA 21 85% 79%
eFootball PES 2021 81% 79%
Watch Dogs Legion 64% 60%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 79% 58%
Marvel's Avengers 81% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 63% 63%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 82% 40%
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