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GeForce RTX 3080 manages 4K/100 FPS in Control with DLSS and approaches 4K/144 Hz with DLSS in Death Stranding

Control hitting 101 FPS with DLSS enabled on the GeForce RTX 3080 (Image source: Leak and gameplay)
Control hitting 101 FPS with DLSS enabled on the GeForce RTX 3080 (Image source: Leak and gameplay)
Unconfirmed leaked benchmarks by a Chinese tech website indicate that DLSS will deliver massive 4K performance gains with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 in titles like Control and Death Stranding. With DLSS enabled, both these titles cleared 100 FPS at 4K.

A Chinese tech outlet reportedly published leaked benchmarks for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 well ahead of the Ampere card’s September 17th release date. While the original has been taken down, YouTuber Leak and Gameplay managed to get hold of some of the benchmark footage. 

While unconfirmed, the leaked benchmarks paint a remarkable picture of GeForce RTX 3080 performance with DLSS enabled. In both Death Stranding and Control — titles acclaimed for their excellent DLSS implementations — the GeForce RTX 3080 apparently cleared 100 FPS, at 4K no less. The leaked benchmarks offer performance figures for fully raster-based games with DLSS disabled, too, and these appear to fall in line with NVIDIA’s own performance slides

However, with a number of high profile games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion set to implement DLSS 2.0, and with NVIDIA’s AI-based upscaling technology delivering better than native image quality in some cases, DLSS performance is interesting in and of itself. Thanks to featuring tensor cores that are reportedly twice as fast as those in Turing, the RTX 3080 effortlessly hits these numbers. While we’re still unclear about what the GeForce RTX 3090 “BFGPU” can manage, DLSS could enable the GeForce RTX 3080 to deliver high framerate 4K gaming at a far more palatable price point. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-09-10 (Update: 2020-09-11)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.