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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition Review: Unrivaled 4K 100 fps behemoth for US$400 less than the RTX 3090 Ti

A Love(lace)ly beast nonpareil. The RTX 4090 is a flagship GPU based on Nvidia's new AD102 Ada Lovelace architecture. While the fundamentals are similar to that of Ampere, Nvidia is offering amped-up clocks and core counts, new Tensor and RT core technologies, and an efficient TSMC custom 4N process all of which aim to make the RTX 4090 the undisputed chart leader for a long time to come. We put the RTX 4090 through the paces to see exactly how much horsepower you can get for US$1,599.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition. (Image Source: Nvidia)

When the first rumors of a new Nvidia GPU based on the Ada Lovelace architecture came about back in end 2020, the purported specs were nothing short of astounding. Today, the RTX 4090 is available in flesh for US$1,599 MSRP and is as impressive as a consumer GPU can possibly get.

The RTX 4090's AD102 GPU houses 16,384 CUDA cores, 512 4th gen Tensor cores and 128 3rd gen RT cores. This is a cut from the complete AD102 silicon, which has 18,432 CUDA cores, 568 Tensor cores, and 142 RT cores. Thus, it goes without saying that we can soon expect an "RTX 4090 Ti" of sorts in the months ahead.

An Ada graphics processing cluster (GPC) includes a raster engine, six texture processor clusters (TPCs), 12 streaming multiprocessors (SMs) and 16 raster operations pipelines (ROPs).

Each SM in turn features 128 CUDA cores, one RT core, four Tensor cores, four texture units, a 256 KB register, and 128 KB of configurable L1 cache.

RTX 4090 AD102 GPU block diagram. (Image Source: Nvidia)
RTX 4090 AD102 GPU block diagram. (Image Source: Nvidia)
Structure of an Ada SM. (Source: Nvidia)
Structure of an Ada SM. (Source: Nvidia)

In this review, we take a good look at the Ada flagship, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition, and see how much of a gen-to-gen performance uplift the new architecture offers over Ampere and AMD RDNA 2 flagships.

Comparison of the RTX 4090 with other Nvidia GPUs

Specification RTX 4090 FE RTX 3090 Ti FE RTX 3090 FE RTX 3080 Ti FE RTX 3080 FE RTX 3070 FE RTX 3060 Ti FE Titan RTX Titan X Pascal
Chip AD102 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA104 GA104 TU102 GP102
FinFET Process Custom 4N 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 12 nm 16 nm
CUDA Cores 16,384 10,752 10,496 10,240 8,704 5,888 4,864 4,608 3,584
Texture Units 512 336 328 320 272 184 152 288 224
Tensor Cores 512 4th Gen. 336 3rd Gen. 328 3rd Gen. 320 3rd Gen. 272 3rd Gen. 184 3rd Gen. 152 3rd Gen. 576 2nd Gen.
RT Cores 128 3rd Gen. 84 2nd Gen. 82 2nd Gen. 80 2nd Gen. 68 2nd Gen. 46 2nd Gen. 38 2nd Gen. 72
GPU Base Clock 2,235 MHz 1,560 MHz 1,395 MHz 1,365 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,410 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,417 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 2,520 MHz 1,860 MHz 1,695 MHz 1,665 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,750 MHz 1,665 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,531 MHz
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 1,008 GB/s 1,008 GB/s 936 GB/s 912 GB/s 760 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 480.4 GB/s
Video Memory 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR5X
Power Consumption 450 W 450 W 350 W 350 W 320 W 220 W 200 W 280 W 250 W

A closer look at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Founders Edition

RTX 4090 FE reference PCB with AD102 GPU. (Image: Nvidia)
RTX 4090 FE reference PCB with AD102 GPU. (Image: Nvidia)

Even though it's not a complete chip, the current AD102 die in the RTX 4090 crams in 76.3 billion transistors — close to a whopping 170% increase in transistor count compared to the RTX 3090 Ti — while managing to make the die 3% smaller at 608.5 mm2. AD102 is actually based on TSMC's N5 process, but Nvidia denotes it as "4N" indicating own customizations.

Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition

Externally, the RTX 4090 FE looks massive at first glance but measurements put it more or less on par with the RTX 3090 FE. The 4090 FE has added thickness (61 mm vs 57 mm for the RTX 3090 FE) while the RTX 3090 FE is actually longer at 313 mm compared to the 304 mm length of the 4090 FE.

The RTX 4090 FE in a Corsair iCUE 4000X case
The RTX 4090 FE in a Corsair iCUE 4000X case

The RTX 4090 FE is slightly longer than an E-ATX motherboard and will occupy the space of three PCIe slots, so you will have to factor this in during purchase. We recommend having adequate clearance between the card and the front case fans for optimal case airflow. 

Measurements apart, there are not many aesthetic differences from what we've already seen with the RTX 3090 FE. The design is simple, unobtrusive yet extremely functional. 

The thermal subsystem also sports a familiar look and functionality as the previous generation — one fan sucks air from the bottom while the other sucks this air from the card and pushes it on the opposite end, usually towards the top of the case. This means that if you place the card conventionally, the radiator fans or "pull" exhaust fans should be ideally located on the top of your case to prevent potential heat buildup.

RTX 4090 FE ports: 3x DisplayPort 1.4a-out, 1x HDMI 2.1a-out
RTX 4090 FE ports: 3x DisplayPort 1.4a-out, 1x HDMI 2.1a-out

Connectivity options are the same as what we've seen before with Ampere cards, but the NVLink connector that was previously offered with the RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti boards has now been axed. There are three DisplayPort 1.4a outs and one HDMI 2.1a port.

Nvidia feels that the market isn't ripe yet for DisplayPort 2.1 whereas the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX RDNA 3 cards already brag about having DisplayPort 2.1 with UHBR 13.5 support.

Turing cards offered USB Type-C support back in the day, but Nvidia removed this port with Ampere. Though not really a deal-breaker, AMD's upcoming RDNA 3 cards, on the other hand, will offer USB Type-C for directly hooking up VR headsets and USB-C monitors.

Nvidia first introduced the PCIe Gen 5 power connector with the RTX 3090 Ti and mandated its inclusion even on add-in board (AiB) partner models. This year, the PCIe Gen 5 connector, dubbed the 12VHPWR adapter, has drawn a lot of flak for increasing number of melting reports.

The now-infamous 12VHPWR adapter after several rounds of benchmarks and stress tests
The now-infamous 12VHPWR adapter after several rounds of benchmarks and stress tests

Early adopters and prospective buyers alike are apprehensive of the hazards of a melting power connector that can pull 600 W under load.

Nvidia has now confirmed that it is actively investigating this problem and said that the issue can arise if the connector is not securely plugged in. Nevertheless, the company said that it will be supporting all affected customers and expedite the RMA process.

We didn't have an ATX 3 PSU or modded cables on hand, so we had to make do with the supplied 12VHPWR 16-pin to 4x 8-pin adapter.

Luckily, the connector in our review sample still seems intact even after many hours of continuous gameplay, stress testing, and overclocking.

At least three 8-pin power connectors are needed for the card to boot
At least three 8-pin power connectors are needed for the card to boot

If you are content with running the RTX 4090 at 450 W, you can technically make do with just 3x 8-pin connections to your PSU. You will only need the fourth 8-pin if you plan to overclock or increase the power target of the card.

The sense pins in the 12VHPWR help tell the GPU how many 8-pins are connected to adjust power correspondingly. Anything less than three 8-pin connections and the card won't boot.

The RTX 4090 FE runs at a base clock of 2,235 MHz and can boost up to 2,520 MHz in the default power and voltage profile. It is possible to increase the power target by an additional 33% to 600 W. 

The test bench: Core i9-13900K meets the RTX 4090 FE

In order to enable the RTX 4090 to fully flex its muscles, you will need a modern CPU of the likes of AMD Zen 4 or Intel Alder Lake/Raptor Lake processors — the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X/7950X or the Intel Core i9-13900K are worthy companions to the RTX 4090.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D can be a good option as well if you wish to stick with the AM4 platform for now. However, other AM4 CPUs, including the Ryzen 9 5950X, can severely bottleneck the RTX 4090, especially at resolutions below QHD.

In our initial testing with the Ryzen 9 5950X, we found that the RTX 4090's performance at 1080p was so bottlenecked that some of the scores at various settings this resolution were often not that different from an RTX 3090 Ti. Therefore, the current review relies on a Core i9-13900K platform.

The following components were used in our build:

  • Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 test bench
  • Intel Core i9-13900K
  • Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master motherboard
  • Gigabyte Aorus Gen 4 2 TB NVMe SSD for benchmarks and games
  • 2x 16 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 RAM with timings 36-38-38-80 at 1.35 V
  • Gigabyte M28U 4K 144 Hz monitor
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360L V2 ARGB AIO cooler
  • Cooler Master MVE Gold 1250 V2 fully modular PSU

A fresh installation of Windows 11 22H2 with the latest patches was used together with Game Ready driver version 526.47.

We would like to thank Cooler Master for supplying the test bench, AIO, and PSU, Gigabyte for the Core i9-13900K, Z790 motherboard, M28U monitor, and NVMe SSD, and AMD for the Kingston DDR5 memory.

Synthetic benchmarks: A slam dunk for the RTX 4090

Combining all synthetic benchmarks together, we find that the RTX 4090 FE puts up a significant 51% lead over the RTX 3090 Ti and a 58% lead over the RTX 3090 FE and also with the Radeon RX 6950 XT. 

The Radeon RX 6950 XT does have a perceivable advantage over the RTX 3090 Ti in synthetic 3DMark graphics tests. It remains to be seen how the new RDNA 3 cards would fare once they become available next month, but the RTX 4090 FE is able to get itself a big enough lead for now. Interestingly, the RX 6950 XT is only 9% behind the 4090 FE in Fire Strike Graphics while it trails by up to 40% in other tests such as Time Spy Graphics.

Unigine tests show Nvidia cards leading the way in general and the RTX 4090 FE in particular. We get to see 50%+ improvements in both the Heaven 4.0 tests and also in the Valley 1.0 OpenGL test compared to the RTX 3090 Ti.

Superposition, particularly at higher resolutions, shows the RTX 4090 FE completely decimating the RX 6950 XT by as much as 93% while also showing leads up to 79% over the RTX 3090 Ti.

Performance Rating - Percent
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
100 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
81.3 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
66.2 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.2 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
62.7 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
 
61.6 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
 
61.4 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
56.3 pt
Average of class Desktop
 
54.4 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
53.1 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
 
51.4 pt
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
 
48 pt
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
99834 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
86838 Points -13%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
70480 Points -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
69481 Points -30%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (59799 - 62189, n=4)
60987 Points -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (55144 - 66934, n=17)
60853 Points -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59972 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
59119 Points -41%
Average of class Desktop
  (650 - 104464, n=29, last 2 years)
54322 Points -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (47287 - 57662, n=4)
53094 Points -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
52046 Points -48%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (43461 - 51863, n=30)
49062 Points -51%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
65879 Points
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60092 Points -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
58893 Points -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
53110 Points -19%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
50587 Points -23%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
49735 Points -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
47241 Points -28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (45785 - 48709, n=4)
47180 Points -28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (41298 - 49282, n=17)
46856 Points -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (37604 - 40910, n=2)
39257 Points -40%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (33377 - 40910, n=30)
36062 Points -45%
Average of class Desktop
  (523 - 70246, n=27, last 2 years)
34424 Points -48%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
24276 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
17122 Points -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
14978 Points -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
14026 Points -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
13370 Points -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
12626 Points -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12301 Points -49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (11613 - 12587, n=14)
12289 Points -49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (12050 - 12341, n=4)
12173 Points -50%
Average of class Desktop
  (969 - 24650, n=18, last 2 years)
11919 Points -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (10645 - 10793, n=2)
10719 Points -56%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (8461 - 10793, n=29)
8868 Points -63%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
44295 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
33475 Points -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
29704 Points -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
26797 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
26650 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
25015 Points -44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
23839 Points -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (22075 - 24730, n=14)
23806 Points -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (23127 - 24250, n=4)
23668 Points -47%
Average of class Desktop
  (1053 - 44549, n=19, last 2 years)
22003 Points -50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (20007 - 20861, n=2)
20434 Points -54%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (16484 - 20861, n=29)
17649 Points -60%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
36101 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
28133 Points -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
21719 Points -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
21645 Points -40%
Average of class Desktop
  (178 - 37589, n=26, last 2 years)
19686 Points -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (18685 - 20433, n=17)
19266 Points -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (19041 - 19460, n=4)
19237 Points -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
19198 Points -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
18210 Points -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
17603 Points -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (17467 - 17604, n=2)
17536 Points -51%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (14216 - 15283, n=29)
14884 Points -59%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
466 (11min - 1031max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
389.4 (11.3min - 813.1max) fps -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
309.2 fps -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
308.5 (9.7min - 627.1max) fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (272 - 315, n=11)
300 fps -36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (290 - 312, n=4)
300 fps -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
293.8 fps -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
259.5 (49.3min - 537.2max) fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
247.9 fps -47%
Average of class Desktop
  (4.5 - 472, n=18, last 2 years)
246 fps -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (233 - 253, n=2)
243 fps -48%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (207 - 248, n=12)
236 fps -49%
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
443 (15min - 902max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
364.2 (15min - 770.5max) fps -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
292.5 (11.4min - 577.9max) fps -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
277.9 fps -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (264 - 282, n=4)
274 fps -38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (188.2 - 284, n=10)
270 fps -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (232 - 243, n=2)
238 fps -46%
Average of class Desktop
  (4 - 450, n=18, last 2 years)
234 fps -47%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (203 - 299, n=12)
223 fps -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
222.7 fps -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
206.5 (8.2min - 453.7max) fps -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
204 fps -54%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
283 (80min - 527max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
277.5 (71.7min - 487.9max) fps -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
245 fps -13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (206 - 240, n=4)
228 fps -19%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (184.2 - 247, n=11)
225 fps -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
209.2 fps -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
201.7 (48.5min - 338.7max) fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
200.8 (53.4min - 359.1max) fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
190.6 fps -33%
Average of class Desktop
  (3.7 - 292, n=18, last 2 years)
179.3 fps -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (176.2 - 181.8, n=2)
179 fps -37%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (135 - 191.4, n=12)
173.3 fps -39%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
315 (64min - 559max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
257 (79.3min - 462.8max) fps -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
210.8 fps -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
208.4 (49.3min - 353max) fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (195.1 - 210, n=4)
204 fps -35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (158.8 - 226, n=10)
203 fps -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
176.9 fps -44%
Average of class Desktop
  (3.4 - 315, n=18, last 2 years)
169.5 fps -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (163.8 - 172, n=2)
167.9 fps -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
167.4 (56.7min - 375.7max) fps -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
158.2 fps -50%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (139.2 - 181.2, n=12)
158.1 fps -50%
Unigine Superposition
1280x720 720p Low
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
55915 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
55670 Points 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
53341 Points -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (43163 - 50738, n=4)
47400 Points -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (33329 - 54879, n=10)
46049 Points -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
45444 Points -19%
Average of class Desktop
  (2704 - 56132, n=17, last 2 years)
41745 Points -25%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (25622 - 50876, n=9)
40891 Points -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
37023 Points -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
36452 Points -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
33955 Points -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (30851 - 32183, n=2)
31517 Points -44%
1920x1080 1080p High
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
47981 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
37399 Points -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
29422 Points -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
28478 Points -41%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
26393 Points -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (23626 - 27207, n=11)
26018 Points -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (24997 - 26711, n=4)
26008 Points -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
25029 Points -48%
Average of class Desktop
  (700 - 47981, n=16, last 2 years)
24795 Points -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
22265 Points -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (21333 - 21912, n=2)
21623 Points -55%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (19460 - 20658, n=9)
20301 Points -58%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
20729 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
16623 Points -20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
13803 Points -33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (11806 - 12694, n=11)
12209 Points -41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (12038 - 12347, n=4)
12139 Points -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
12079 Points -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12069 Points -42%
Average of class Desktop
  (286 - 21332, n=17, last 2 years)
11011 Points -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (10572 - 10822, n=2)
10697 Points -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10683 Points -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10046 Points -52%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (8916 - 9285, n=9)
9051 Points -56%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
32977 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
22343 Points -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18426 Points -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
17725 Points -46%
Average of class Desktop
  (559 - 33488, n=16, last 2 years)
16392 Points -50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (15794 - 16868, n=11)
16326 Points -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16322 Points -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (16108 - 16412, n=4)
16199 Points -51%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
14955 Points -55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (13984 - 14243, n=2)
14114 Points -57%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
13471 Points -59%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (11937 - 12644, n=9)
12203 Points -63%
7680x4320 8k Optimized
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12826 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
8556 Points -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
8213 Points -36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (6969 - 7521, n=11)
7144 Points -44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
7072 Points -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (6920 - 7161, n=4)
7070 Points -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
6645 Points -48%
Average of class Desktop
  (237 - 13008, n=16, last 2 years)
6356 Points -50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (6243 - 6346, n=2)
6295 Points -51%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5764 Points -55%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (5255 - 5571, n=9)
5393 Points -58%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5256 Points -59%
3DMark 11 Performance
64966 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
300753 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
85501 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
47404 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
37848 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
32177 points
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Compute benchmarks: Chart-topping performance

The RTX 4090 FE's hegemony continues in compute benchmarks as well. In ComputeMark overall, we find Nvidia's Ada flagship attaining a 93% lead over the RX 6950XT and a highly significant 66% gain over the RTX 3090 Ti.

LuxMark presents an interesting paradigm, however. While the RTX 4090 FE leads the RX 6950XT in the Room test by a whopping 150%, AMD cards generally show better performance in Sala.

V-Ray 5 Benchmark
GPU CUDA
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
4224 mpaths
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
3067 mpaths -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
2195 mpaths -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2106 mpaths -50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (2045 - 2070, n=3)
2057 mpaths -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (1616 - 2131, n=15)
2022 mpaths -52%
Average of class Desktop
  (13 - 4322, n=23, last 2 years)
1980 mpaths -53%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (668 - 1052, n=7)
910 mpaths -78%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
383 mpaths -91%
GPU RTX
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
5935 mpaths
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
4193 mpaths -29%
Average of class Desktop
  (1478 - 6019, n=16, last 2 years)
3779 mpaths -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2913 mpaths -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
2880 mpaths -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (2551 - 2979, n=15)
2821 mpaths -52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (2727 - 2883, n=3)
2784 mpaths -53%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (1246 - 1348, n=7)
1299 mpaths -78%
V-Ray Benchmark Next 4.10 - GPU
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
1847 mpaths
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
1455 mpaths -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
902 mpaths -51%
Average of class Desktop
  (4 - 1880, n=23, last 2 years)
893 mpaths -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
875 mpaths -53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (781 - 877, n=17)
857 mpaths -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (854 - 855, n=3)
854 mpaths -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (636 - 643, n=2)
640 mpaths -65%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (386 - 439, n=16)
400 mpaths -78%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
157 mpaths -91%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
137 mpaths -93%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, Score
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
86583 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
62720 Points -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
52258 Points -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
49118 Points -43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (47377 - 48892, n=4)
48266 Points -44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (44948 - 49118, n=9)
47804 Points -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
44959 Points -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
40857 Points -53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (39924 - 41594, n=2)
40759 Points -53%
Average of class Desktop
  (476 - 90920, n=19, last 2 years)
39493 Points -54%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
38823 Points -55%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (27907 - 29830, n=3)
28802 Points -67%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
10465 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
6385 Points -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
5764 Points -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5515 Points -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5479 Points -48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (5246 - 5520, n=10)
5448 Points -48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (5312 - 5422, n=4)
5368 Points -49%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5154 Points -51%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5154 Points -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (4417 - 4450, n=2)
4434 Points -58%
Average of class Desktop
  (65 - 10749, n=19, last 2 years)
3970 Points -62%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (3877 - 4027, n=3)
3955 Points -62%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
6567 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
5523 Points -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
4886 Points -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
4548 Points -31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (4453 - 4546, n=4)
4498 Points -32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (4344 - 4608, n=10)
4492 Points -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
4455 Points -32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (4087 - 4159, n=2)
4123 Points -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3947 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
3924 Points -40%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (3691 - 3828, n=3)
3757 Points -43%
Average of class Desktop
  (60 - 6800, n=19, last 2 years)
3266 Points -50%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
16199 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
11772 Points -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
10652 Points -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9836 Points -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (9513 - 9860, n=4)
9730 Points -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
9555 Points -41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (8038 - 10097, n=10)
9467 Points -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
8690 Points -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
8399 Points -48%
Average of class Desktop
  (97 - 16942, n=19, last 2 years)
7731 Points -52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (7148 - 7540, n=2)
7344 Points -55%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (4944 - 5440, n=3)
5158 Points -68%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
21571 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
14733 Points -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
12406 Points -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
11854 Points -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11344 Points -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (11049 - 11318, n=4)
11196 Points -48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (10650 - 11564, n=10)
11162 Points -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10834 Points -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10018 Points -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (9554 - 9938, n=2)
9746 Points -55%
Average of class Desktop
  (75 - 22731, n=19, last 2 years)
9395 Points -56%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (5977 - 6406, n=3)
6184 Points -71%
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
31780 Points
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
24307 Points -24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18550 Points -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17911 Points -44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (17050 - 17749, n=4)
17475 Points -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (16403 - 18223, n=10)
17454 Points -45%
Average of class Desktop
  (159 - 33698, n=19, last 2 years)
15131 Points -52%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (14718 - 15508, n=2)
15113 Points -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
13580 Points -57%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
12255 Points -61%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
11304 Points -64%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (9418 - 10129, n=3)
9748 Points -69%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12730 Samples/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
10491 Samples/s -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
6221 Samples/s -51%
Average of class Desktop
  (81 - 12730, n=18, last 2 years)
6209 Samples/s -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (5772 - 6464, n=4)
6138 Samples/s -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5930 Samples/s -53%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (5727 - 5985, n=9)
5893 Samples/s -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (5112 - 5198, n=2)
5155 Samples/s -60%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5097 Samples/s -60%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5084 Samples/s -60%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5057 Samples/s -60%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (4643 - 4703, n=2)
4673 Samples/s -63%
Sala GPUs-only
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
31954 Samples/s +15%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
31400 Samples/s +13%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
28023 Samples/s +1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27828 Samples/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
24835 Samples/s -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
16046 Samples/s -42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (14871 - 16438, n=4)
15612 Samples/s -44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
15088 Samples/s -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (14590 - 15242, n=9)
14945 Samples/s -46%
Average of class Desktop
  (147 - 27828, n=18, last 2 years)
14092 Samples/s -49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (12797 - 12980, n=2)
12889 Samples/s -54%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (10799 - 10996, n=2)
10898 Samples/s -61%
Blender
v3.3 Classroom CUDA
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  ()
31 Seconds *
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (21 - 22, n=2)
21.5 Seconds *
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (20 - 22, n=12)
21.4 Seconds *
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
21 Seconds *
Average of class Desktop
  (10 - 23, n=15, last 2 years)
16.2 Seconds *
v3.3 Classroom OPTIX/RTX
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  ()
21 Seconds * -163%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (14 - 15, n=2)
14.5 Seconds * -81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (13 - 14, n=12)
13.3 Seconds * -66%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
13 Seconds * -63%
Average of class Desktop
  (7 - 15, n=17, last 2 years)
10.6 Seconds * -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
10 Seconds * -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
8 Seconds *

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Professional applications: Powerful hardware handicapped by drivers

The RTX 4090 is able to offer significantly better performance in pro apps than other last gen consumer GPUs solely due to its brute hardware power. It is still a GeForce card at the end of the day, so performance in these applications is artificially limited by the driver. 

The GA102-based RTX A6000 has a 109% gain in SPECviewperf tests solely due to driver optimizations. It is for the same reason that even the Turing-based mobile Quadro RTX 5000 is able to offer much better performance in Solidworks and Siemens NX, though they trail behind in workloads such as 3Ds Max and Maya.

Nvidia allows changing the VRAM ECC state even with regular Game Ready drivers. This option is of no use to gamers since it can reduce memory speeds. However, it can come in handy for professionals running long simulations that can make use of the RTX 4090's massive VRAM but do not want to shell out heaps of cash for the Quadros.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
i9-13900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
R7 5800X3D
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
R9 5900X
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
R9 5950X
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
R9 5950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
i9-13900K
4x NVIDIA RTX A6000
TR Pro 3975WX
NVIDIA RTX A6000
TR Pro 3975WX
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
 
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
 
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
 
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
 
Average NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
 
Average NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
 
Average of class Desktop
 
SPECviewperf 12
-43%
-20%
-16%
-27%
-34%
96%
109%
-38%
-56%
-34%
65%
27%
24%
-28%
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
119
85.7
-28%
157
32%
167
40%
150
26%
106
-11%
208
75%
225
89%
96.7 ?(71.4 - 111, n=11)
-19%
68.6 ?(66 - 71.1, n=2)
-42%
103.7 ?(100 - 106, n=3)
-13%
163.9 ?(114.8 - 207, n=28)
38%
168.2 ?()
41%
156.7 ?(120 - 230, n=3)
32%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
28.8
15.6
-46%
49.4
72%
47.7
66%
45.07
56%
17.1
-41%
333
1056%
351
1119%
16.1 ?(13 - 18.5, n=11)
-44%
13.1 ?(12.9 - 13.3, n=2)
-55%
16.7 ?(16.5 - 17.1, n=3)
-42%
262 ?(228 - 297, n=28)
810%
167.3 ?()
481%
184 ?(145 - 258, n=3)
539%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
410
265
-35%
308
-25%
241
-41%
223
-46%
263
-36%
237
-42%
255
-38%
257 ?(236 - 269, n=11)
-37%
256 ?(252 - 264, n=3)
-38%
193.6 ?(185.7 - 203, n=28)
-53%
110.3 ?()
-73%
104.3 ?(93 - 126.4, n=3)
-75%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
288
87.1
-70%
58.3
-80%
88.4
-69%
77.3
-73%
90
-69%
156
-46%
159
-45%
43.9 ?(36.9 - 50.8, n=2)
-85%
124.8 ?(89.4 - 143, n=3)
-57%
93.4 ?(83.9 - 124, n=28)
-68%
69.8 ?()
-76%
109.3 ?()
-62%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
324
197
-39%
90.7
-72%
151
-53%
118
-64%
306
-6%
147
-55%
144
-56%
268 ?(170 - 322, n=11)
-17%
165.3 ?(146 - 184.6, n=2)
-49%
294 ?(283 - 302, n=3)
-9%
182.2 ?(110.9 - 260, n=28)
-44%
113.8 ?()
-65%
121.4 ?(90.2 - 179, n=3)
-63%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
82.6
27.6
-67%
23
-72%
30.8
-63%
28.39
-66%
26
-69%
39.3
-52%
39.8
-52%
25.2 ?(20.4 - 27.7, n=11)
-69%
17.4 ?(16.4 - 18.5, n=2)
-79%
26.7 ?(24.9 - 27.6, n=3)
-68%
28.6 ?(27.8 - 30.6, n=28)
-65%
16.9 ?()
-80%
26 ?()
-69%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
122
76.4
-37%
115
-6%
127
4%
119
-2%
101
-17%
127
4%
136
11%
89.9 ?(69.4 - 103, n=11)
-26%
69.9 ?(65.6 - 74.2, n=2)
-43%
96.3 ?(94.3 - 100, n=3)
-21%
152.1 ?(106.3 - 202, n=28)
25%
151.3 ?()
24%
144.4 ?(127 - 172.1, n=3)
18%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
274
150
-45%
199
-27%
292
7%
238
-13%
177
-35%
208
-24%
229
-16%
161.4 ?(127 - 182, n=11)
-41%
121.1 ?(116 - 126.1, n=2)
-56%
172 ?(167 - 178, n=3)
-37%
177.3 ?()
-35%
159 ?(125 - 220, n=3)
-42%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
473
371
-22%
484
2%
318
-33%
167
-65%
369
-22%
245
-48%
336
-29%
364 ?(320 - 389, n=11)
-23%
276 ?(276 - 276, n=2)
-42%
373 ?(363 - 385, n=3)
-21%
283 ?(243 - 315, n=28)
-40%
193.9 ?(172 - 236, n=3)
-59%
SPECviewperf 13
-40%
-10%
-17%
-24%
-36%
98%
110%
-41%
-52%
-37%
57%
9%
8%
-30%
Solidworks (sw-04)
190
118
-38%
210
11%
214
13%
193
2%
154
-19%
191
1%
192
1%
136.3 ?(82.9 - 160, n=11)
-28%
94.5 ?(92.4 - 96.5, n=2)
-50%
150.7 ?(146 - 153, n=3)
-21%
167.9 ?(112.8 - 229, n=28)
-12%
151.3 ?(144.9 - 157.7, n=2)
-20%
144.1 ?(118.6 - 204, n=4)
-24%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
51.4
28
-46%
89.7
75%
85.8
67%
81.4
58%
30.7
-40%
604
1075%
638
1141%
28.1 ?(15.6 - 33.3, n=11)
-45%
23.7 ?(23.2 - 24.3, n=2)
-54%
30.1 ?(29.6 - 30.8, n=3)
-41%
474 ?(411 - 535, n=28)
822%
298 ?(276 - 319, n=2)
480%
307 ?(226 - 465, n=4)
497%
Showcase (showcase-02)
412
265
-36%
312
-24%
241
-42%
232
-44%
262
-36%
239
-42%
255
-38%
246 ?(114 - 268, n=11)
-40%
204 ?()
-50%
257 ?(252 - 264, n=3)
-38%
192.6 ?(184.3 - 199, n=28)
-53%
117.9 ?(103.8 - 131.9, n=2)
-71%
104.7 ?(92.4 - 127.1, n=4)
-75%
Medical (medical-02)
182
113
-38%
157
-14%
148
-19%
130
-29%
107
-41%
180
-1%
184
1%
100.6 ?(49.3 - 109, n=11)
-45%
95.4 ?(91.8 - 99, n=2)
-48%
106.3 ?(106 - 107, n=3)
-42%
90.3 ?(86.8 - 93.7, n=28)
-50%
114.3 ?(109.4 - 119.1, n=2)
-37%
116.1 ?(98.8 - 133.4, n=2)
-36%
Maya (maya-05)
838
493
-41%
372
-56%
395
-53%
348
-58%
580
-31%
405
-52%
415
-50%
522 ?(253 - 595, n=11)
-38%
400 ?(360 - 440, n=2)
-52%
574 ?(567 - 586, n=3)
-32%
422 ?(292 - 530, n=28)
-50%
235 ?(220 - 250, n=2)
-72%
Energy (energy-02)
119
48.4
-59%
60.3
-49%
60.6
-49%
58.4
-51%
45.1
-62%
128
8%
132
11%
42.8 ?(26.6 - 45.2, n=11)
-64%
41.4 ?(35.8 - 44.2, n=3)
-65%
52.7 ?(51.8 - 53.9, n=28)
-56%
63.8 ?(53.2 - 74.3, n=2)
-46%
51.7 ?(46.1 - 57.3, n=2)
-57%
Creo (creo-02)
580
353
-39%
323
-44%
292
-50%
276
-52%
397
-32%
292
-50%
366
-37%
366 ?(176 - 417, n=11)
-37%
288 ?(281 - 295, n=2)
-50%
398 ?(389 - 403, n=3)
-31%
342 ?(266 - 394, n=28)
-41%
233 ?(214 - 252, n=2)
-60%
Catia (catia-05)
406
230
-43%
450
11%
468
15%
412
1%
252
-38%
359
-12%
371
-9%
232 ?(111 - 260, n=11)
-43%
190.2 ?(190 - 190.4, n=2)
-53%
251 ?(241 - 258, n=3)
-38%
262 ?(243 - 281, n=2)
-35%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
474
373
-21%
483
2%
317
-33%
284
-40%
369
-22%
247
-48%
338
-29%
348 ?(180 - 387, n=11)
-27%
266 ?(238 - 294, n=2)
-44%
372 ?(364 - 382, n=3)
-22%
282 ?(243 - 321, n=28)
-41%
187.5 ?(168.7 - 232, n=4)
-60%
SPECviewperf 2020
-40%
-21%
-30%
-28%
-24%
57%
104%
-35%
-46%
-32%
64%
-6%
-30%
3840x2160 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
305
197
-35%
125
-59%
112
-63%
108
-65%
192
-37%
141
-54%
169
-45%
178 ?(93.1 - 194, n=8)
-42%
158 ?()
-48%
184 ?()
-40%
171.2 ?(153 - 336, n=12)
-44%
82.6 ?(72.8 - 92.5, n=3)
-73%
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
44
23.7
-46%
88.6
101%
85
93%
81.7
86%
25.6
-42%
367
734%
481
993%
23.7 ?(13.2 - 27, n=10)
-46%
19.8 ?()
-55%
25.2 ?(24.7 - 25.9, n=3)
-43%
372 ?(337 - 454, n=12)
745%
152.3 ?(133.4 - 172.2, n=3)
246%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
39.3
22.2
-44%
34.4
-12%
30.4
-23%
27.84
-29%
20.3
-48%
32.1
-18%
37.9
-4%
19.8 ?(9.95 - 23, n=10)
-50%
18.5 ?()
-53%
21.8 ?(19.8 - 22.9, n=3)
-45%
18.7 ?(16.3 - 41.1, n=12)
-52%
22.8 ?(21.4 - 23.6, n=3)
-42%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
508
353
-31%
296
-42%
266
-48%
224
-56%
356
-30%
262
-48%
329
-35%
339 ?(181 - 369, n=10)
-33%
293 ?()
-42%
356 ?(351 - 366, n=3)
-30%
277 ?(247 - 445, n=12)
-45%
127.7 ?(119.2 - 134.5, n=3)
-75%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
65.3
31.6
-52%
47.6
-27%
32.6
-50%
60.8
-7%
101
55%
46.1
-29%
63
-4%
51.7 ?()
-21%
49.5 ?(37.7 - 93.9, n=12)
-24%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
142
84.5
-40%
73.1
-49%
65.4
-54%
65
-54%
118
-17%
75.6
-47%
111
-22%
107.1 ?(68.1 - 122, n=10)
-25%
77.6 ?()
-45%
113 ?(108 - 117, n=3)
-20%
127.5 ?(109 - 163, n=12)
-10%
93.3 ?(88.6 - 101.6, n=3)
-34%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
95.6
58.6
-39%
53
-45%
44.6
-53%
42.4
-56%
60.4
-37%
67.5
-29%
82.4
-14%
56.8 ?(32.3 - 61.3, n=10)
-41%
50 ?()
-48%
59.6 ?(58.4 - 60.4, n=3)
-38%
83.6 ?(73.8 - 122, n=12)
-13%
58.4 ?(53 - 64.2, n=3)
-39%
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
213
145
-32%
144
-32%
121
-43%
114
-46%
143
-33%
95.7
-55%
137
-36%
134.3 ?(70.2 - 143, n=10)
-37%
100 ?()
-53%
139.3 ?(139 - 140, n=3)
-35%
119.5 ?(108 - 169, n=12)
-44%
83.9 ?(77 - 87.8, n=3)
-61%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-41% / -41%
-17% / -17%
-21% / -21%
-26% / -26%
-31% / -31%
84% / 85%
108% / 108%
-38% / -38%
-51% / -52%
-34% / -34%
62% / 62%
10% / 10%
16% / 16%
-29% / -29%

Game benchmarks: Superlative raster and RT performance

Gamers looking to buy the RTX 4090 will be generally pleased with the kind of raster performance uplift that is on offer compared to the RTX 3090 Ti or the RX 6950 XT. Exact gains will depend on the game itself, and it is possible that not all games scale linearly with the increased shader count. You may also run into maximum fps caps depending on the game engine.

Overall, the RTX 4090 can be up to 39%, 59%, and 63% faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, RX 6950 XT, and RTX 3090 average, respectively.

Performance Rating - Percent
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
99.9 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
85.9 pt
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
71.6 pt
Average of class Desktop
 
67.9 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
62.9 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
 
62.3 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
 
61.8 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
54.7 pt
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
 
53.3 pt
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
50.8 pt
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
 
45.2 pt
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
274 (243min, 244.12P1 - 313max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
204 (183min, 183.55P1 - 227max) fps -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
172.9 (152min, 152.57P1 - 188max) fps -37%
Average of class Desktop
  (16.1 - 282, n=20, last 2 years)
167.5 fps -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (149 - 156.8, n=4)
152.4 fps -44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (128 - 160.2, n=13)
151.8 fps -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
139.7 (10.4min, 105.6P0.1, 118.6P1 - 388max) fps -49%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
122 (105min, 105P1 - 134max) fps -55%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (114 - 115, n=2)
114.5 fps -58%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
110 (97min - 117max) fps -60%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (94 - 107.1, n=28)
102.4 fps -63%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
297 (271min, 271P1 - 345max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
254 (227min, 227P1 - 291max) fps -14%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
205 (10.2min, 109.8P0.1, 161.2P1 - 334max) fps -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (110% PT)
196.3 (192min, 193P1 - 200max) fps -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (100% PT)
193.4 (173min, 173.56P1 - 221max) fps -35%
Average of class Desktop
  (3.9 - 314, n=24, last 2 years)
186.5 fps -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (160 - 192.6, n=17)
180.3 fps -39%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (174 - 184.6, n=4)
180.2 fps -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
163.6 (139min - 179max) fps -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
160 (138min - 179max) fps -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (145 - 152, n=2)
148.5 fps -50%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (124 - 150, n=28)
137.7 fps -54%
Metro Exodus
3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
135 (72.48min - 235.85max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
105.7 (67.17min - 159.57max) fps -22%
Average of class Desktop
  (8.47 - 138.5, n=20, last 2 years)
85.8 fps -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
84.3 (52.3min - 132.19max) fps -38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (74.2 - 77.1, n=4)
75.7 fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
75 (50.07min - 98.87max) fps -44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (70.6 - 77.3, n=12)
75 fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
66.7 (42.71min - 92.25max) fps -51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (64.1 - 65.9, n=2)
65 fps -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
56.3 (40.14min - 64.28max) fps -58%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (51.3 - 57.9, n=27)
54.9 fps -59%
2560x1440 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
176 (81.25min - 295.51max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
155.1 (77.58min - 279.33max) fps -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
125.3 (64.48min - 207.3max) fps -29%
Average of class Desktop
  (14.8 - 181.3, n=20, last 2 years)
123.5 fps -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
115.5 (70.52min - 164.02max) fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (110 - 118, n=4)
114 fps -35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (102 - 118.2, n=12)
113.2 fps -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
102 (59.52min - 156.84max) fps -42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (92.2 - 97.4, n=2)
94.8 fps -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
94.6 (55.44min - 143.68max) fps -46%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (69 - 92.9, n=26)
84 fps -52%
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
191.2 (84.99min - 313.09max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
180 (82.56min - 319.08max) fps -6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
145.9 (68.14min - 232.99max) fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
140 (81.08min - 211.37max) fps -27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (131 - 144.2, n=5)
135.4 fps -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (108 - 145, n=12)
135.3 fps -29%
Average of class Desktop
  (5.22 - 194.7, n=22, last 2 years)
131 fps -31%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
123 (67.67min - 199.52max) fps -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
115 (64.52min - 181.92max) fps -40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (111 - 116, n=2)
113.5 fps -41%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (73 - 116, n=27)
102.2 fps -47%
Control
3840x2160 High Quality Preset (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
107.7 (83.4min, 85.3P0.1, 91.1P1 - 134.9max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
82.6 (15.4min, 68.7P0.1, 71.9P1 - 374max) fps -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
73.9 (46.2min, 53.2P0.1, 62.6P1 - 167max) fps -31%
Average of class Desktop
  (30.3 - 114.4, n=12, last 2 years)
68.3 fps -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
64.8 (33.1min, 33.6P0.1, 36.3P1 - 255max) fps -40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (63.9 - 64.9, n=3)
64.3 fps -40%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (61.3 - 66, n=5)
62.9 fps -42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (56.2 - 56.7, n=2)
56.5 fps -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
54.7 (39.8min, 41.7P0.1, 44.9P1 - 65.8max) fps -49%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
53.9 (36.6min, 41.7P0.1, 43.5P1 - 64.9max) fps -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
51.6 (46min - 58max) fps -52%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (45.2 - 47.3, n=3)
46.5 fps -57%
2560x1440 High Quality Preset (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
201 (84.1min, 146.6P0.1, 159P1 - 509max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
164.2 (59.2min, 121.2P0.1, 135.5P1 - 753max) fps -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
142.5 (51.8min, 81.9P0.1, 115.5P1 - 567max) fps -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
133.5 (73.5min, 75.3P0.1, 83.4P1 - 389max) fps -34%
Average of class Desktop
  (61 - 232, n=12, last 2 years)
133 fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (122 - 125.5, n=3)
123.8 fps -38%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (115.8 - 123.7, n=5)
120.4 fps -40%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
113 (71.5min, 73.2P0.1, 79.6P1 - 164max) fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
113 (68min, 71.3P0.1, 81.1P1 - 193max) fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
108 (93min - 123max) fps -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (105 - 106, n=2)
105.5 fps -48%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (89 - 93.6, n=3)
91.5 fps -54%
1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
238 (14.4min, 62.9P0.1, 153.8P1 - 672max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
233 (7.49min, 27.2P0.1, 156.1P1 - 694max) fps -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
209 (55.6min, 119.8P0.1, 162.7P1 - 646max) fps -12%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
205 (45.2min, 129.1P0.1, 150.8P1 - 390max) fps -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (181 - 190.7, n=3)
186.2 fps -22%
Average of class Desktop
  (96.1 - 238, n=12, last 2 years)
184 fps -23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (172.2 - 189.2, n=5)
179.9 fps -24%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
175 (56.8min, 96P0.1, 112P1 - 314max) fps -26%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
174 (54min, 99P0.1, 112P1 - 335max) fps -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
168 (145min - 194max) fps -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (151 - 155, n=2)
153 fps -36%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (135 - 141.9, n=3)
137.3 fps -42%
Borderlands 3
3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
133.4 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
95.7 fps -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
83.8 fps -37%
Average of class Desktop
  (5.54 - 133.4, n=17, last 2 years)
78.4 fps -41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (68 - 75.3, n=13)
72.8 fps -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (71.2 - 74, n=4)
72.8 fps -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (61.5 - 61.9, n=2)
61.7 fps -54%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
59.9 fps -55%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
59.8 fps -55%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
57.1 fps -57%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
53.6 fps -60%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (46 - 52.8, n=29)
47.3 fps -65%
2560x1440 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
190 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
170.5 fps -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
143.1 fps -25%
Average of class Desktop
  (13.4 - 190, n=18, last 2 years)
125.3 fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (114 - 130.2, n=4)
124.5 fps -34%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (105 - 131.6, n=13)
123.8 fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
110 fps -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
107 fps -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
105 fps -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (95.7 - 103, n=2)
99.4 fps -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
93.6 fps -51%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (74 - 93.1, n=29)
84.7 fps -55%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
201 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
199.4 fps -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
173.3 fps -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (129 - 164.9, n=4)
151.5 fps -25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (117 - 170.1, n=13)
150.7 fps -25%
Average of class Desktop
  (6.48 - 201, n=19, last 2 years)
141.7 fps -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
131 fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
130 fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
128.5 fps -36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (117 - 128, n=2)
122.5 fps -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
120 fps -40%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (77.2 - 128.7, n=29)
112 fps -44%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
182 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
134 fps -26%
Average of class Desktop
  (48 - 186, n=16, last 2 years)
110.8 fps -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
106 fps -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
97.4 fps -46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (89.3 - 99.7, n=12)
96.4 fps -47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (93 - 98.6, n=3)
95.1 fps -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
86 fps -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
84 fps -54%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (83.9 - 87.9, n=2)
85.9 fps -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
79.6 fps -56%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (59 - 71.1, n=24)
66.9 fps -63%
2560x1440 Highest Preset AA:T
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
282 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
248 fps -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
184 fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
184 fps -35%
Average of class Desktop
  (69 - 282, n=17, last 2 years)
183.6 fps -35%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (137 - 172.3, n=12)
165.6 fps -41%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (157 - 173.3, n=3)
164.8 fps -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
163 fps -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
155 fps -45%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (147 - 152, n=2)
149.5 fps -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
148 fps -48%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (98 - 128, n=23)
117.8 fps -58%
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
306 fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
303 fps -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
244 fps -20%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
227 fps -26%
Average of class Desktop
  (10.5 - 306, n=18, last 2 years)
218 fps -29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  (178 - 238, n=3)
209 fps -32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  (145 - 240, n=14)
204 fps -33%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
202 fps -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (SAM ENABLED)
199 fps -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
194 fps -37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  (177 - 185, n=2)
181 fps -41%
Average NVIDIA Titan RTX
  (106 - 178.8, n=24)
149.5 fps -51%
Mafia Definitive Edition
3840x2160 High Preset
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 FE
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
160.2 (42.5min, 66.5P0.1, 122.8P1 - 370max) fps
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
Intel Core i9-13900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
115.6 (34.7min, 70.3P0.1, 99.3P1 - 305max) fps -28%
Average of class Desktop