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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 10,496 shaders and 24 GB GDDR6X graphics memory. Compared to the slower RTX 3080, the 3090 offers 10 - 20% higher gaming performance, but only above 4k. Still it has not enough power for 8k gaming at maximum detail settings. The RTX3090 is rated at 350 Watt but the power efficiency is still quite good.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 12GB is high-end desktop graphics card based on the Ampere generation. It uses the big GA102 chip and offers 8,704 shaders and 12 GB GDDR6X graphics memory. Compared to the older 10 GB model, the 12 GB model offers more bandwidth and therefore a higher TDP.

The gaming performance in 4k is clearly better than the old GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (approximately 15% faster). Therefore, even demanding games should run with maximum detail settings in 4k. Enabling raytracing will however reduce the framerate and therefore maximum details won't be playable. 

The RTX3080 is produced in 8nm at Samsung and rated at 350 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
GeForce RTX 3000 Series
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti compare 10752 @ 1.56 - 1.86 GHz384 Bit @ 21000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 10496 @ 1.4 - 1.7 GHz384 Bit @ 19500 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti compare 10240 @ 1.37 - 1.67 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB 8960/ cores @ 1.26 - 1.71 GHz384 Bit @ 19000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 compare 8704 @ 1.45 - 1.71 GHz320 Bit @ 19000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU compare 7424 @ 0.98 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 compare 5888 @ 1.5 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti compare 4864 @ 1.41 - 1.67 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU compare 5888 @ 0.92 - 1.48 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU compare 5120 @ 0.78 - 1.29 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 compare 3584 @ 1.32 - 1.78 GHz192 Bit @ 15000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q compare 6144 @ 0.78 - 1.25 GHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q compare 5120 @ 1.29 GHz256 Bit
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU compare 3840 @ 0.82 - 1.7 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q compare 3840 @ 1.28 GHz192 Bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 compare 2560 @ 1.55 - 1.78 GHz128 Bit Bit @ 1750 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU compare 2560 @ 1.22 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU compare 2048 @ 1.24 - 1.5 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
CodenameAmpere GA102Ampere GA102
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
Pipelines10496 - unified8960 / Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed1400 - 1700 (Boost) MHz1260 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed19500 MHz19000 effective = 1188 MHz
Memory Bus Width384 Bit384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6XGDDR6X
Max. Amount of Memory24 GB12 GB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 12_2, Shader 7.0, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_2, Shader 6.6, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 3.0, Vulkan 1.3
Power Consumption350 Watt350 Watt
Transistors28 Billion28.3 Billion
technology8 nm8 nm
Date of Announcement24.09.2020 11.01.2022
TMUs280
ROPs96
Raytracing Cores70
Tensor / AI Cores280
CacheL1: 128 KB, L2: 5 KB
Memory Bandwidth912.4 GB/s
Die Size 628 mm²
PCIe4.0
DisplaysHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
80.4 pt (91%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
71.4 pt (81%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 17196     avg: 17849     median: 17638.5 (89%)     max: 18978 Points
16961 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 18685     avg: 19289     median: 19435 (89%)     max: 19744 Points
17956 Points (83%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 496020     avg: 673667     median: 671890 (79%)     max: 854867 Points
549644 Points (64%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 335116     avg: 500742     median: 499905 (69%)     max: 668040 Points
389018 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 68336     avg: 73455     median: 69476 (75%)     max: 86531 Points
74457 Points (80%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 193522     avg: 222383     median: 222371 (88%)     max: 251267 Points
217116 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 30247     avg: 34395     median: 33095 (79%)     max: 40425 Points
35922 Points (86%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 41298     avg: 45737     median: 45993 (77%)     max: 49282 Points
44533 Points (74%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 333592     avg: 534387     median: 538778 (72%)     max: 726398 Points
409547 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 52438     avg: 56453     median: 56453 (68%)     max: 60468 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 110015     avg: 115899     median: 115899 (64%)     max: 121783 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 37897     avg: 42036     median: 41328.5 (84%)     max: 48185 Points
41410 Points (84%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 55144     avg: 59881     median: 60620 (86%)     max: 63479 Points
56634 Points (80%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 95374     avg: 111293     median: 108510 (31%)     max: 132775 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102294 Points (30%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 102875     avg: 124654     median: 124175 (84%)     max: 147389 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
111866 Points (76%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 50489     avg: 66891     median: 65369.5 (73%)     max: 86337 Points
62003 Points (69%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
3DMark 06
min: 41778     avg: 54889     median: 54456.5 (79%)     max: 68866 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
48432 Points (70%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 184.2     avg: 210.8     median: 196 (81%)     max: 241 fps
203.8 fps (85%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 71.4     avg: 87     median: 77.1 (34%)     max: 108 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
73.8 fps (32%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 13.03     avg: 15.3     median: 14.9 (4%)     max: 16.9 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
12 fps (3%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 236     avg: 249.8     median: 239 (78%)     max: 269 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
226 fps (73%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 42.91     avg: 68.2     median: 80.9 (49%)     max: 86.3 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
40.3 fps (24%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 170     avg: 233.8     median: 190 (59%)     max: 322 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
139 fps (43%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 20.41     avg: 23.4     median: 24.8 (62%)     max: 25.7 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
17.2 fps (43%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 69.4     avg: 81.2     median: 75.4 (40%)     max: 94.3 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
74.4 fps (40%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 127     avg: 146.8     median: 134 (46%)     max: 173 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
79.1 fps (27%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 320     avg: 348.8     median: 329 (68%)     max: 388 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps (69%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 82.9     avg: 118.4     median: 108 (50%)     max: 155 fps
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
108 fps (50%)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 15.6     avg: 25.4     median: 27 (4%)     max: 30.6 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
26.3 fps (4%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 114     avg: 225.4     median: 241 (77%)     max: 268 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
228 fps (73%)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 49.3     avg: 94.9     median: 105 (57%)     max: 109 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102 fps (55%)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 253     avg: 459.4     median: 469 (82%)     max: 574 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
460 fps (80%)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 26.6     avg: 41.2     median: 44.8 (34%)     max: 45.21 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.6 fps (28%)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 176     avg: 323.6     median: 328 (82%)     max: 400 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
324 fps (81%)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 111     avg: 206.4     median: 206 (44%)     max: 257 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
206 fps (44%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 180     avg: 315.8     median: 333 (69%)     max: 386 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps (69%)
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k
min: 93.1     avg: 165     median: 186.5 (56%)     max: 194 fps
specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
175 fps (52%)
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 snx-04 4k
min: 13.2     avg: 21.5     median: 23.7 (5%)     max: 25.3 fps
specvp2020 snx-04 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
21.8 fps (5%)
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 medical-03 4k
min: 9.95     avg: 18     median: 20.5 (39%)     max: 21.19 fps
specvp2020 medical-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
18.8 fps (36%)
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 maya-06 4k
min: 181     avg: 307     median: 344 (77%)     max: 359 fps
specvp2020 maya-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
314 fps (71%)
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 energy-03 4k
min: 22.3     avg: 40.8     median: 39.9 (29%)     max: 61.1 fps
specvp2020 energy-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.2 fps (27%)
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 creo-03 4k
min: 68.1     avg: 95.6     median: 99.1 (61%)     max: 116 fps
specvp2020 creo-03 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
90 fps (55%)
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 catia-06 4k
min: 32.3     avg: 52.2     median: 58.3 (48%)     max: 60 fps
specvp2020 catia-06 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
53.7 fps (44%)
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
SPECviewperf 2020 - specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k
min: 70.2     avg: 122.3     median: 138.5 (82%)     max: 142 fps
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
128 fps (76%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6829     avg: 6833     median: 6833 (5%)     max: 6837 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 207.17     avg: 211.9     median: 211.9 (77%)     max: 216.6 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 210     avg: 322.6     median: 368.6 (95%)     max: 389.22 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
99.6 % (100%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 5727     avg: 5775     median: 5790 (26%)     max: 5808 Samples/s
5768 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 14590     avg: 14667     median: 14670 (26%)     max: 14740 Samples/s
14204 Samples/s (25%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 44948     avg: 45838     median: 46018 (88%)     max: 46547 Points
42692 Points (82%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 281     avg: 457.8     median: 499.5 (77%)     max: 551 Watt
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487 Watt (75%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 463.7     avg: 534     median: 537 (75%)     max: 597 Watt
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518 Watt (72%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 0.268     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.3699 Points per Watt
0.3 Points per Watt (0%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1434     avg: 1446     median: 1434 (57%)     max: 1470 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 → 100% n=45

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB → 92% n=45

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

The Quarry

The Quarry

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
282 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
216 fps 221 fps ~ 219 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
177.7 fps 182.7 fps ~ 180 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
144.4 fps 151.1 fps ~ 148 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
103.6 fps 108.7 fps ~ 106 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
58.9 fps 61.4 fps ~ 60 fps
F1 22

F1 22

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
258 316 333 344 ~ 313 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
304 352 361 ~ 339 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
290 312 321 ~ 308 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
125.1 126.4 128.7 131 ~ 128 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
83.8 84.4 88 ~ 85 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
42.4 42.6 45 ~ 43 fps
Vampire Bloodhunt

Vampire Bloodhunt

2022
low 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
386 fps  fps
106%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB:
408 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
309 fps 383 fps ~ 346 fps
87%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB:
300 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090:
302 fps 366 fps