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Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC Desktop GPU review: High end performance with a price to match

4K gaming with no limits. The RTX 4000 series heralded a new era of desktop graphics cards, simultaneously retiring the two year old RTX 3000 generation. The top model, the GeForce RTX 4090, has been available since the middle of October. We took the opportunity to take a closer look at its performance using the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC as an example. Find out how well the new high end model from Nvidia performs in our review.
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC - video outputs
The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC - video outputs

Nvidia's new top model bears the name GeForce RTX 4090 and has a whopping 24 GB VRAM, like its predecessor. Consequently, it is increasingly establishing itself as the standard in the high end segment of consumer graphics cards. AMD's recently unveiled Radeon RX 7900 XTX is similarly following suit and comes equipped with 24 GB VRAM.

For this review, we are using the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC which, visually speaking, differs greatly from the Founders Edition. The 3.5 slot cooling design requires considerable space inside the case and is fitted with three 90 millimetre fans. The rumored 600 watt power dissipation of the new high end graphic cards is the reason for this powerful cooling construction and can be found throughout the entire GeForce RTX 4090 series, independent of the manufacturer. It has something positive going for it as neither chip nor VRAM temperature problems are anywhere to be seen - that much we can already reveal. Ultimately, the graphics card power draw is 450 watts.

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC model is a real eye-catcher due to the so-called Midnight Kaleidoscope Design, including subtle RGB lighting. At just under 2 kg (4.4 pounds) our review sample belongs to the lightweights when compared to other RTX 4090 graphics cards. Nevertheless, a graphics card holder is included in the box, helping suppport the card's horizontal installation. In addition, there's also the much talked about mains adapter which merges four 8 pin power connectors onto the graphics card's new 12VHPWR connector. At this point, we don't want to go into the technical build and accuracy. However, the adapter should be handled with care in order to avoid potential malfunction. We recommend using an appropriate connector cable from the power supply manufacturer. All of our tests have been carried out with the corresponding adapter, so far without encountering any problems.

Externally, the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC comes with 1x HDMI 2.1a and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a.

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC vs. electronic scales
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC vs. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
4 way adapter for the 12VHPWR connector
4 way adapter for the 12VHPWR connector

Flagship GeForce graphics cards: Specs

RTX 4090 (FE) RTX 4080 RTX 3090 Ti RTX 3090 (FE) RTX 3080 Ti (FE) RTX 3080 (FE) Titan RTX
GPU AD102 AD103 GA102 GA102 GA102 GA102 TU102
FinFET process 4 nm 4 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 12 nm
CUDA Cores 16,384 9,728 10,752 10,496 10,240 8,704 4,608
Texture Units 512 304 336 328 320 272 288
Tensor Cores 512 Gen 4 304 Gen 4 336 Gen 3 328 Gen 3 320 Gen 3 272 Gen 3 576 Gen 2
RT Cores 128 76 84 82 80 68 72
GPU Base clock speed 2,235 MHz 2,205 1,560 MHz 1,395 MHz 1,365 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU Boost clock speed 2,520 MHz 2,505 1,860 MHz 1,695 MHz 1,665 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,770 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit 256 bits 384 bits 384 bits 384 bits 320 bits 384 bits
Memory bandwidth 1,008 GB/s 735,7 GB/s 1,008 GB/s 936 GB/s 912,4 GB/s 760 GB/s 672 GB/s
VRAM 24 GB GDDR6X 16 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6
Power consumption 450 W 320 W 450 W 350 W 350 W 320 W 280 W

Our review unit with AMD Ryzen 9 7950X as a basis

As our test system, we used a current AMD platform based on the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master motherboard. The CPU (AMD Ryzen 9 7950X) offers good CPU performance and for cooling we used an AiO solution from Alphacool (Alphacool Eisbear Aurora 360 mm). The 32 GB RAM comes from G.Skill and uses a suitable EXPO profile. The monitor we used was the Gigabyte M32U.

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo

Details of our system

For the following benchmarks and tests we used this system: 

  • Lian-Li O11 Dynamic
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master, BIOS: F8a
  • Alphacool Eisbear 360 AiO
  • Corsair RM 1000x power supply 
  • G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB, EXPO (DDR5-6000 CL30-38-38-96)
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB
  • Crucial MX500 2 TB
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-Bit (Version 22H2)

Synthetic Benchmarks

The synthetic tests already clearly demonstrate what the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is capable of. The performance of the current top models is almost completely pulverized and in the overall synthetic benchmark rating the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC outperforms the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by 52 percent. The previous top model from AMD (AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT) finds itself further back in the pack and takes fourth place behind the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition.

Performance Rating - Percent
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
91.1 pt ∼91%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
60.5 pt ∼61%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
58.8 pt ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
57.3 pt ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti -8!
55.5 pt ∼56%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
55.4 pt ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
47.1 pt ∼47%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
36836 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
21719 Points ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
21645 Points ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
19467 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
18210 Points ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
17956 Points ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
15106 Points ∼41% -59%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
46270 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
29704 Points ∼64% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
26797 Points ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
26650 Points ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
24730 Points ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
22078 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17759 Points ∼38% -62%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
25018 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
14978 Points ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
14026 Points ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
13370 Points ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12587 Points ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
11340 Points ∼45% -55%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8755 Points ∼35% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
72678 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60092 Points ∼83% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
53110 Points ∼73% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
50587 Points ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
48831 Points ∼67% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
44533 Points ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
37257 Points ∼51% -49%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
13082 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
8213 Points ∼63% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
7051 Points ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
6645 Points ∼51% -49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
6548 Points ∼50% -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5764 Points ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5402 Points ∼41% -59%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
33943 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
18426 Points ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
17725 Points ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16188 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
14986 Points ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
14955 Points ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
12050 Points ∼36% -64%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
21824 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
13803 Points ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
12079 Points ∼55% -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
12059 Points ∼55% -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
11424 Points ∼52% -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10683 Points ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9014 Points ∼41% -59%
1920x1080 1080p High
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
46814 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
29422 Points ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
28478 Points ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
26320 Points ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
25029 Points ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
24051 Points ∼51% -49%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
20335 Points ∼43% -57%
1280x720 720p Low
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
51741 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50876 Points ∼98% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
50487 Points ∼98% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
45444 Points ∼88% -12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
38209 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
37023 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
33955 Points ∼66% -34%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
491.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
309.7 fps ∼63% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
308.5 (9.7min - 627.1max) fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
293.8 fps ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
274.3 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
259.5 (49.3min - 537.2max) fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
248.1 fps ∼50% -50%
Extreme Preset OpenGL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
450.4 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
292.5 (11.4min - 577.9max) fps ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
274.7 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
251.4 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
222.7 fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
218 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
206.5 (8.2min - 453.7max) fps ∼46% -54%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
270.7 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
235.4 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
209.2 fps ∼77% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
203.8 fps ∼75% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
201.7 (48.5min - 338.7max) fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
200.8 (53.4min - 359.1max) fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.4 fps ∼71% -29%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
288 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
208.4 (49.3min - 353max) fps ∼72% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
205.8 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
186.1 fps ∼65% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
176.9 fps ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
167.4 (56.7min - 375.7max) fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.8 fps ∼56% -44%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
107723 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
70480 Points ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
69481 Points ∼64% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
62735 Points ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
59119 Points ∼55% -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
56634 Points ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50900 Points ∼47% -53%
1280x720 Performance
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
69323 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
49471 Points ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
48185 Points ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
44979 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
44827 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
42418 Points ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
41410 Points ∼60% -40%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
207 fps ∼100% +64%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
167 fps ∼81% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
157 fps ∼76% +25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
126 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
105 fps ∼51% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
85.7 fps ∼41% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
73.8 fps ∼36% -41%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
283 fps ∼100% +944%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
49.4 fps ∼17% +82%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
47.7 fps ∼17% +76%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27.1 fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16.4 fps ∼6% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
15.6 fps ∼6% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
12 fps ∼4% -56%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
457 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
308 fps ∼67% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
262 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
241 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
226 fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼43% -57%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
119 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
101 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
88.4 fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
87.1 fps ∼73% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
85.8 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
58.3 fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
40.3 fps ∼34% -66%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
317 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
302 fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
260 fps ∼82% -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
197 fps ∼62% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
151 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
139 fps ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
90.7 fps ∼29% -71%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
54.7 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
30.8 fps ∼56% -44%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.8 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
27.6 fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
25.6 fps ∼47% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
23 fps ∼42% -58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
17.2 fps ∼31% -69%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼100% +71%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
127 fps ∼64% +10%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
115 fps ∼58% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
115 fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
93.7 fps ∼48% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
76.4 fps ∼39% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
74.4 fps ∼38% -35%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
332 fps ∼100% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
292 fps ∼88% +14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
257 fps ∼77%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
199 fps ∼60% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
167 fps ∼50% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
150 fps ∼45% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
79.1 fps ∼24% -69%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
571 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
484 fps ∼85% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
389 fps ∼68% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
371 fps ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
318 fps ∼56% -44%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
315 fps ∼55% -45%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
218 fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
214 fps ∼98% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
210 fps ∼96% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
186 fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
151 fps ∼69% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
118 fps ∼54% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
108 fps ∼50% -42%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
512 fps ∼100% +943%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
89.7 fps ∼18% +83%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
85.8 fps ∼17% +75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
49.1 fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
29.7 fps ∼6% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
28 fps ∼5% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
26.3 fps ∼5% -46%
Showcase (showcase-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
455 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
312 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
262 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
241 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
228 fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
198 fps ∼44% -56%
Medical (medical-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
186 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
157 fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
148 fps ∼80% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
113 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
106 fps ∼57% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102 fps ∼55% -45%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92 fps ∼49% -51%
Maya (maya-05)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
715 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
556 fps ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
499 fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
493 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
460 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
395 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
372 fps ∼52% -48%
Energy (energy-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
126 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
60.6 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60.3 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51.8 fps ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
48.4 fps ∼38% -62%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
43.8 fps ∼35% -65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.6 fps ∼30% -70%
Creo (creo-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
552 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
392 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
386 fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼64% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
324 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
323 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
292 fps ∼53% -47%
Catia (catia-05)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
534 fps ∼100% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
468 fps ∼88% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
450 fps ∼84% +12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
402 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
252 fps ∼47% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
230 fps ∼43% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
206 fps ∼39% -49%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
563 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
483 fps ∼86% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
387 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
373 fps ∼66% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
321 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
317 fps ∼56% -44%
SPECviewperf 2020 v1
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
228 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
145 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
144 fps ∼63% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
141 fps ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
128 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
121 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 fps ∼52% -48%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
95.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.9 fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
58.6 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
58.5 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
53.7 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
53 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
44.6 fps ∼47% -53%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 fps ∼100% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
133 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
115 fps ∼85% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
90 fps ∼67% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
84.5 fps ∼63% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
73.1 fps ∼54% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
65.4 fps ∼48% -51%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
141 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
96.6 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.9 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
47.6 fps ∼34% -66%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.2 fps ∼26% -74%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
32.6 fps ∼23% -77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
31.6 fps ∼22% -78%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
498 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
356 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
314 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
296 fps ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
274 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
266 fps ∼53% -47%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
45.9 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
34.4 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
30.4 fps ∼66% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
22.2 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
20 fps ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
18.8 fps ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.5 fps ∼36% -64%
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
375 fps ∼100% +808%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
88.6 fps ∼24% +115%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
85 fps ∼23% +106%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
41.3 fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
24.7 fps ∼7% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
23.7 fps ∼6% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
21.8 fps ∼6% -47%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
34332 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17713 Points ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
15594 Points ∼45% -55%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
13580 Points ∼40% -60%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
12255 Points ∼36% -64%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10129 Points ∼30% -70%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
22889 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
11854 Points ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11270 Points ∼49% -51%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10834 Points ∼47% -53%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
9698 Points ∼42% -58%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6406 Points ∼28% -72%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
17336 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9861 Points ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
9555 Points ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
8690 Points ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
8326 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5440 Points ∼31% -69%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
6891 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
4517 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
4455 Points ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
4175 Points ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
3924 Points ∼57% -43%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
3828 Points ∼56% -44%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
10724 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5515 Points ∼51% -49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5501 Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5154 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
4900 Points ∼46% -54%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4027 Points ∼38% -62%
1024x600 Normal, Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
92171 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
48862 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
44959 Points ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
42692 Points ∼46% -54%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
40857 Points ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
29830 Points ∼32% -68%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Sala GPUs-only
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
31954 Samples/s ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
31400 Samples/s ∼98% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27201 Samples/s ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
14990 Samples/s ∼47% -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
14204 Samples/s ∼44% -48%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10996 Samples/s ∼34% -60%
Room GPUs-only
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12316 Samples/s ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5948 Samples/s ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
5768 Samples/s ∼47% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5097 Samples/s ∼41% -59%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5084 Samples/s ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4703 Samples/s ∼38% -62%

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC with Ryzen 9 vs. Core i9

Performance Rating - Percent
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
98 pt ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
97.9 pt ∼98%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
36956 Points ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
36836 Points ∼100%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
46270 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
44997 Points ∼97% -3%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
25026 Points ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
25018 Points ∼100%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
72678 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
62091 Points ∼85% -15%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
13082 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
13071 Points ∼100% 0%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
33987 Points ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
33943 Points ∼100%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
21867 Points ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
21824 Points ∼100%
1920x1080 1080p High
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
48721 Points ∼100% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
46814 Points ∼96%
1280x720 720p Low
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
55489 Points ∼100% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
51741 Points ∼93%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset DX11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
491.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
490.7 fps ∼100% 0%
Extreme Preset OpenGL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
459.2 fps ∼100% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
450.4 fps ∼98%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
292 fps ∼100% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
270.7 fps ∼93%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
316.1 fps ∼100% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
288 fps ∼91%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
107723 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
102284 Points ∼95% -5%
1280x720 Performance
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
69323 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, Intel Core i9-13900K
62839 Points ∼91% -9%

Compute Benchmarks and professional applications

ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
34332 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
17713 Points ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
15594 Points ∼45% -55%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
13580 Points ∼40% -60%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
12255 Points ∼36% -64%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10129 Points ∼30% -70%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
22889 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
11854 Points ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
11270 Points ∼49% -51%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
10834 Points ∼47% -53%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
9698 Points ∼42% -58%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6406 Points ∼28% -72%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
17336 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
9861 Points ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
9555 Points ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
8690 Points ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
8326 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5440 Points ∼31% -69%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
6891 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
4517 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
4455 Points ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
4175 Points ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
3924 Points ∼57% -43%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
3828 Points ∼56% -44%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
10724 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5515 Points ∼51% -49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5501 Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5154 Points ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
4900 Points ∼46% -54%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4027 Points ∼38% -62%
1024x600 Normal, Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
92171 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
48862 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
44959 Points ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
42692 Points ∼46% -54%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
40857 Points ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
29830 Points ∼32% -68%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Sala GPUs-only
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
31954 Samples/s ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
31400 Samples/s ∼98% +15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27201 Samples/s ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
14990 Samples/s ∼47% -45%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
14204 Samples/s ∼44% -48%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10996 Samples/s ∼34% -60%
Room GPUs-only
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
12316 Samples/s ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
5948 Samples/s ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
5768 Samples/s ∼47% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
5097 Samples/s ∼41% -59%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
5084 Samples/s ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4703 Samples/s ∼38% -62%
SPECviewperf 2020 v1
3840x2160 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
228 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
145 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
144 fps ∼63% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
141 fps ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
128 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
121 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
118 fps ∼52% -48%
3840x2160 CATIA (catia-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
95.3 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.9 fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
58.6 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
58.5 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
53.7 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
53 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
44.6 fps ∼47% -53%
3840x2160 Creo (creo-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
135 fps ∼100% +2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
133 fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
115 fps ∼85% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
90 fps ∼67% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
84.5 fps ∼63% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
73.1 fps ∼54% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
65.4 fps ∼48% -51%
3840x2160 Energy (energy-03)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
141 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
96.6 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.9 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
47.6 fps ∼34% -66%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.2 fps ∼26% -74%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
32.6 fps ∼23% -77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
31.6 fps ∼22% -78%
3840x2160 Maya (maya-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
498 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
356 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
314 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
296 fps ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
274 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
266 fps ∼53% -47%
3840x2160 Medical (medical-03)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
45.9 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
34.4 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
30.4 fps ∼66% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
22.2 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
20 fps ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
18.8 fps ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
16.5 fps ∼36% -64%
3840x2160 Siemens NX (snx-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
375 fps ∼100% +808%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
88.6 fps ∼24% +115%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
85 fps ∼23% +106%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
41.3 fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
24.7 fps ∼7% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
23.7 fps ∼6% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
21.8 fps ∼6% -47%
3840x2160 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
197 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
189 fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
175 fps ∼89%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158 fps ∼80%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
125 fps ∼63%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
112 fps ∼57%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
218 fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
214 fps ∼98% +15%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
210 fps ∼96% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
186 fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
151 fps ∼69% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
118 fps ∼54% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
108 fps ∼50% -42%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
512 fps ∼100% +943%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
89.7 fps ∼18% +83%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
85.8 fps ∼17% +75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
49.1 fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
29.7 fps ∼6% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
28 fps ∼5% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
26.3 fps ∼5% -46%
Showcase (showcase-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
455 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
312 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
262 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
241 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
228 fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
198 fps ∼44% -56%
Medical (medical-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
186 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
157 fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
148 fps ∼80% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
113 fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
106 fps ∼57% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
102 fps ∼55% -45%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92 fps ∼49% -51%
Maya (maya-05)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
715 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
556 fps ∼78% -22%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
499 fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
493 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
460 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
395 fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
372 fps ∼52% -48%
Energy (energy-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
126 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
60.6 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
60.3 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51.8 fps ∼41% -59%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
48.4 fps ∼38% -62%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
43.8 fps ∼35% -65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
37.6 fps ∼30% -70%
Creo (creo-02)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
552 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
392 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
386 fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
353 fps ∼64% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
324 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
323 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
292 fps ∼53% -47%
Catia (catia-05)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
534 fps ∼100% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
468 fps ∼88% +16%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
450 fps ∼84% +12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
402 fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
252 fps ∼47% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
230 fps ∼43% -43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
206 fps ∼39% -49%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
563 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
483 fps ∼86% -14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
387 fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
373 fps ∼66% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps ∼59% -41%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
321 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
317 fps ∼56% -44%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
207 fps ∼100% +64%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
167 fps ∼81% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
157 fps ∼76% +25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
126 fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
105 fps ∼51% -17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
85.7 fps ∼41% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
73.8 fps ∼36% -41%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
283 fps ∼100% +944%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
49.4 fps ∼17% +82%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
47.7 fps ∼17% +76%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
27.1 fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
16.4 fps ∼6% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
15.6 fps ∼6% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
12 fps ∼4% -56%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
457 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
308 fps ∼67% -33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
265 fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
262 fps ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
241 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
226 fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼43% -57%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
119 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
101 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
88.4 fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
87.1 fps ∼73% -27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
85.8 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
58.3 fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
40.3 fps ∼34% -66%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
317 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
302 fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
260 fps ∼82% -18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
197 fps ∼62% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
151 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
139 fps ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
90.7 fps ∼29% -71%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
54.7 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
30.8 fps ∼56% -44%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.8 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
27.6 fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
25.6 fps ∼47% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
23 fps ∼42% -58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
17.2 fps ∼31% -69%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼100% +71%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
127 fps ∼64% +10%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
115 fps ∼58% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
115 fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
93.7 fps ∼48% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
76.4 fps ∼39% -34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
74.4 fps ∼38% -35%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
332 fps ∼100% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
292 fps ∼88% +14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
257 fps ∼77%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
199 fps ∼60% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
167 fps ∼50% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
150 fps ∼45% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
79.1 fps ∼24% -69%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
571 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
484 fps ∼85% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
389 fps ∼68% -32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
371 fps ∼65% -35%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
334 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
318 fps ∼56% -44%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
315 fps ∼55% -45%
Blender - v3.3 Classroom CUDA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
99 Seconds * ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX
31 Seconds * ∼31% +69%
Geekbench 5.4
OpenCL Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
354266 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
242815 Points ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
214334 Points ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
201306 Points ∼57% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
190428 Points ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
172661 Points ∼49% -51%
Vulkan Score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
160904 Points ∼100% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
139130 Points ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
91596 Points ∼57% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
88587 Points ∼55% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
87497 Points ∼54% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
62742 Points ∼39% -55%
V-Ray 5 Benchmark
GPU CUDA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
4393 mpaths ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2102 mpaths ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
383 mpaths ∼9% -91%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
383 mpaths ∼9% -91%
GPU RTX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
6053 mpaths ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
2979 mpaths ∼49% -51%

* ... smaller is better

Gaming benchmarks

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC performs very well not only in synthetic benchmarks but in gaming tests as well. Gains of as much as 50 to 60 percent are a piece of cake to this monster of a graphics card. Although AMD lags far behind here, the new AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is already in the starting blocks.

For a fair comparison, we have also tested the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC with the Intel Core i9-13900K. Here it is possible to extract a little more performance from the graphics card. Once more, this confirms that Intel's Core i9-13900K currently offers the fastest gaming CPU solution. The performance when paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is nothing to sneeze at. However, if the goal is to squeeze every last frame per second from the graphics card, there's currently no getting around an Intel platform. A 4K display should be used due to the enormous power of the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC. Even at this high resolution, we sometimes reached the CPU's limits which somewhat slows down the GPU. Currently, there are only a few games, for example Cyberpunk 2077, F1 2022 or The Quarry which really make the GeForce RTX 4090 break sweat in 4K. With features such as DLSS this can be counteracted so that three digit frame rates can also be achieved here. We determined all benchmark results using Nvidia's DLSS.

The new DLSS 3.0 which is based on DLSS 2.0 and is expanded with the Frame Generation (FG) feature set, drastically helps increase frame rates. THe most famous game to benefit from this is Cyberpunk 2077. In native 4K resolution and the Ray Tracing Ultra Preset even the GeForce RTX 4090 hovers around an average of only 43 frames per second. By activating DLSS over 100 frames per second are possible which nearly triples the performance. DLSS 3.0 relies on the fourth generation Tensor Core which is currently only used in the RTX 4000 series. A list of games which either already support DLSS 3.0 or will be supported with this feature in future can be found here:

GTA V - 3840x2160 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:FX AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
187.5 (2.97min, 200P1 - 593max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
182.63 (2.37min - 385.25max) fps ∼97% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
182.5 (2.85min, 142.9P1 - 284max) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
173.1 (2.93min, 100P1 - 384max) fps ∼92% -8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
169.6 (14.8min, 125P1 - 411max) fps ∼90% -10%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
140.8 (6.17min, 100P1 - 320max) fps ∼75% -25%
The Witcher 3 - 3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
284 (88.3min, 166.6P0.1, 240P1 - 831max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
172.9 (152min, 152.57P1 - 188max) fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
155.5 (28min, 94.5P0.1, 133.8P1 - 704max) fps ∼55% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
139.7 (10.4min, 105.6P0.1, 118.6P1 - 388max) fps ∼49% -51%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
131.8 (48.2min, 72.3P0.1, 107.3P1 - 454max) fps ∼46% -54%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
122 (105min, 105P1 - 134max) fps ∼43% -57%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
107.1 (11min, 80.3P0.1, 94.1P1 - 583max) fps ∼38% -62%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 3840x2160 High Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
161.1 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
96.3 fps ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
87.1 fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
86 fps ∼53% -47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
76.7 fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
65.2 fps ∼40% -60%
Strange Brigade - 3840x2160 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
281 (31.7min, 239P1 - 482max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
168.6 (37.6min, 139.6P1 - 268max) fps ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
163.2 (60.1min, 136.1P1 - 584max) fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141.5 (44.1min, 113.4P1 - 188.6max) fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
115 (67.4min, 100P1 - 517max) fps ∼41% -59%
Far Cry 5 - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
175 (140min - 212max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
121 (106min - 147max) fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
107 (96min - 128max) fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
102 (93min - 121max) fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
82 (73min - 99max) fps ∼47% -53%
Far Cry New Dawn - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
145 (104min - 215max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
111 (75min - 167max) fps ∼77% -23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
108 (93min - 129max) fps ∼74% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
101 (79min - 135max) fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
98 (79min - 122max) fps ∼68% -32%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
83 (70min - 100max) fps ∼57% -43%
Far Cry 6 - 3840x2160 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
136.9 (122min - 148max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
89.9 (74min - 98max) fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
86.5 (78min - 100max) fps ∼63% -37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
84.9 (78min - 92max) fps ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
63.6 (56min - 69max) fps ∼46% -54%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
57.2 (28min - 69max) fps ∼42% -58%
Metro Exodus - 3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
139.7 (76.95min - 229.15max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
84.3 (52.3min - 132.19max) fps ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
75.9 (48.64min - 130.4max) fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
75 (50.07min - 98.87max) fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
66.7 (42.71min - 92.25max) fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
65.2 (41.36min - 117.12max) fps ∼47% -53%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
56.8 (35.78min - 93.88max) fps ∼41% -59%
F1 2020 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
286 (245min - 335max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
150.1 (119min - 178max) fps ∼52% -48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
143.6 (121min - 170max) fps ∼50% -50%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
137 (109min - 165max) fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
136 (110min - 161max) fps ∼48% -52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
124.6 (107min - 145max) fps ∼44% -56%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
103.4 (89min - 121max) fps ∼36% -64%
F1 2021 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
199.1 (168min, 166P1 - 223max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
114.9 (99min, 100P1 - 128max) fps ∼58% -42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
102.7 (90min, 89P1 - 116max) fps ∼52% -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
99.7 (85min, 85P1 - 113max) fps ∼50% -50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
93.5 (82min, 82P1 - 105max) fps ∼47% -53%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
73.2 (64min, 64P1 - 84max) fps ∼37% -63%
F1 22 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
82.5 (72min, 71P1 - 96max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
42.6 (36min, 28P1 - 49max) fps ∼52% -48%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
35.8 (24min, 25P1 - 47max) fps ∼43% -57%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
29.3 (25min, 24P1 - 34max) fps ∼36% -64%
Borderlands 3 - 3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
135 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
83.8 fps ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
72.8 fps ∼54% -46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
59.9 fps ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
59.9 fps ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
59.8 fps ∼44% -56%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
57.1 fps ∼42% -58%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
49.7 fps ∼37% -63%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
78 (48.3min - 106.8max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
53.3 (36.1min - 69.2max) fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
43.2 fps ∼55% -45%

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC with Ryzen 9 vs. Core i9

Performance Rating - Percent
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC -1!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
99.6 pt ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
98.8 pt ∼99%
GTA V - 3840x2160 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
139.9 (8.44min, 90.9P1 - 320max) fps ∼100% +1%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
138 (8.49min, 90.9P1 - 306max) fps ∼99%
The Witcher 3 - 3840x2160 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
181.3 (38min, 118.9P0.1, 150.7P1 - 478max) fps ∼100% 0%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
180.9 (76.6min, 113.1P0.1, 155.5P1 - 493max) fps ∼100%
Dota 2 Reborn - 3840x2160 ultra (3/3) best looking
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
234.4 (192.2min) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
230 (185.3min) fps ∼98% -2%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 3840x2160 High Quality
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
161.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
161.1 fps ∼100%
X-Plane 11.11 - 3840x2160 high (fps_test=3)
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
132.3 fps ∼100% +6%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
124.5 fps ∼94%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
186 fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
185.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Far Cry 5 - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
182 (148min - 212max) fps ∼100% +4%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
175 (140min - 212max) fps ∼96%
Far Cry New Dawn - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
154 (113min - 219max) fps ∼100% +6%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
145 (104min - 215max) fps ∼94%
Far Cry 6 - 3840x2160 Ultra Graphics Quality + HD Textures AA:T
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
139.1 (128min - 150max) fps ∼100% +2%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
136.9 (122min - 148max) fps ∼98%
GRID Legends - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
206 (19.1min - 331max) fps ∼100% +2%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
201 (27.2min - 292max) fps ∼98%
Metro Exodus - 3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
139.7 (76.95min - 229.15max) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
138.6 (76.78min - 237.3max) fps ∼99% -1%
Forza Horizon 5 - 3840x2160 Extreme Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
162 fps ∼100%
F1 2020 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
286 (245min - 335max) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
285 (240min - 333max) fps ∼100% 0%
F1 2021 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset + Raytracing AA:T AF:16x
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
199.1 (168min, 166P1 - 223max) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
196.5 (166min, 152P1 - 220max) fps ∼99% -1%
F1 22 - 3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
82.5 (72min, 71P1 - 96max) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
81.1 (71min, 70P1 - 93max) fps ∼98% -2%
Borderlands 3 - 3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
135.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
135 fps ∼100%
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - 3840x2160 Badass Preset (DX12)
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
130.3 fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
129.8 fps ∼100% 0%
God of War - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
130.1 (55.2min, 76.2P0.1, 112.7P1 - 482max) fps ∼100%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
128.1 (89.2min, 104.8P0.1, 111.5P1 - 603max) fps ∼98% -2%
The Quarry - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
76.3 (28.7min, 39.7P0.1, 65.4P1 - 211max) fps ∼100% +1%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
75.4 (17.2min, 33.9P0.1, 63.3P1 - 261max) fps ∼99%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5
3840x2160 Ray Tracing Ultra Preset (DLSS off)
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
43 fps ∼100% +1%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
42.5 (31.9min - 56.3max) fps ∼99%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, i9-13900K
78.5 fps ∼100% +1%
Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
78 (48.3min - 106.8max) fps ∼99%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 188.2 187.9 187.4 162 164.8 187.5
The Witcher 3 (2015) 826 747 642 320 284
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 310.6 276 262.9 239.2 234.4
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 494 403 379 378 239
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 236 233 233 225 161.1
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 223 196.3 151.6 124.5
Far Cry 5 (2018) 238 209 200 188 185 175
Strange Brigade (2018) 698 575 570 565 512 281
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 332 325 323 304 279 186
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 200 177 171 154 152 145
Metro Exodus (2019) 300 265 234 201 185.8 139.7
Anno 1800 (2019) 211 199.3 143.1 73.6 72.8 66.9
Control (2019) 240 240 240 219 113.3
Borderlands 3 (2019) 242 216 200 186.8 186 135
F1 2020 (2020) 563 475 471 412 407 286
Crysis Remastered (2020) 491 446 327 284 231 147.3
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 292 266 237 226 162.7
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 184.6 178.7 160.3 149.7 146.5 116.7
Dirt 5 (2020) 385.7 356.1 333.8 325.7 287.4 190.4
F1 2021 (2021) 677 642 529 271 263 199.1
New World (2021) 215 188 183.5 175.3 174.8 149.3
Far Cry 6 (2021) 209 189.4 169.5 173.9 168.4 136.9
Riders Republic (2021) 318 309 292 279 229 149
Forza Horizon 5 (2021) 411 302 283 208 197 162
God of War (2022) 278 276 269 212 179.5 130.1
GRID Legends (2022) 330 297 262 252 244 201
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 229 225 215 207 149.6 78
Ghostwire Tokyo (2022) 284 281 280 277 277 163.4
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 428 354 311 289 229 130.3
Vampire Bloodhunt (2022) 460 398 394 382 374 254
F1 22 (2022) 443 414 414 194.5 157.5 82.5
The Quarry (2022) 427 337 290 256 193.8 75.4
FIFA 23 (2022) 276 273 270 267 248 245
A Plague Tale Requiem (2022) 179.6 173.6 167.9 154.3 125.8 73.7
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (2022) 146.3 145.5 144.5 143.7 143.6 100.7
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 2022 (2022) 304 287 245 240 191 128
Spider-Man Miles Morales (2022) 208 198.9 174.5 175.4 174.4 130.8
The Callisto Protocol (2022) 229 222 202 201 183 127
Need for Speed Unbound (2022) 178.2 171.1 154.3 153.7 152.8 146.3

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC Emissions

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC stress tested
The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC stress tested
The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC stress tested
The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC stress tested

At 450 watts the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is on the same level as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Nevertheless, the power consumption increases by exactly 100 watts compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, a trend that has solidified in the last few years and we can only hope that the current limit has been reached. Anyone looking for the ultimate performance should pay little attention to the topic of power consumption. The 450 watts consumed by the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC during the stress test are dissipated successfully. At almost 70 °C the GPU chip stays relatively cool as well as the VRAM where we were unable to detect any temperature problems at maximum 66 °C. The power target and the CPU voltage can be increased slightly, whereby the graphics card reaches a maximum 509 watts under load. The chip temperature  also increases a little as a result. The built-in fan does a good job and cools the graphics card in standard operation at approximately 2000 rpm. The graphics card can only just be heard from inside the case.

When it comes to gaming, the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC has no reason to hide. Here the AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT as well as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti require more energy. However, in this test we are close to the CPU's limits which means the GPU cannot achieve maximum performance. When comparing power consumption under the FurMark stress test, the tide turns against the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC. With an average of 611 watts, the power consumption of the new high end graphics cards is noticeably high. Therefore, a powerful power suppy should be used to operate the graphics card. Palit themselves recommend using a 1000 watt power supply, the likes of which we used during testing. In all tests and benchmarks there were no problems with the power supply.

Power consumption of our test system (idle)
Power consumption of our test system (idle)
Power consumption of our test system (FurMark, Power Target = 100 percent)
Power consumption of our test system (FurMark, Power Target = 100 percent)
Power consumption of our test system (FurMark, Power Target = 111 percent)
Power consumption of our test system (FurMark, Power Target = 111 percent)
Power consumption of our test system (gaming, The Witcher 3, Ultra preset)
Power consumption of our test system (gaming, The Witcher 3, Ultra preset)
Stress test (FurMark, Power Target = 100 percent)
Stress test (FurMark, Power Target = 100 percent)
Stress test (FurMark, Power Target = 111 percent)
Stress test (FurMark, Power Target = 111 percent)
 
 
Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Radeon RX 6950 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
589 (583min, 584P1 - 598max) Watt * ∼100% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, R7 5800X3D (Idle: 102 W)
561 (533min, 542P1 - 582max) Watt * ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
538 (532min, 532P1 - 570max) Watt * ∼91% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
531.8 (520min - 571max) Watt * ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
518 (509min, 510P1 - 539max) Watt * ∼88% +3%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.15 W)
488.3 (459.99min - 512.79max) Watt * ∼83% +8%
Power Consumption / FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600 GS
611 (597.78min - 648.9max) Watt * ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Radeon RX 6950 XT, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
564 (525min, 551P1 - 601max) Watt * ∼92% +8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7950X, Corsair MP600
516 (512min, 514P1 - 541max) Watt * ∼84% +16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600
487 (475min, 477P1 - 501max) Watt * ∼80% +20%
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Radeon RX 6900 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.15 W)
456.8 (378.13min - 484.67max) Watt * ∼75% +25%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ Extreme 3D performance
+ Modern 4 nm architecture
+ 24 GB VRAM
+ DLSS + Ray tracing in the latest revision
+ Fan Stop Mode
+ Smart design
+ Powerful cooler

Cons

- Very high energy consumption
- Awkward mains connection location
- Very large (check case compatibility)
- No DisplayPort 2.1
- Extremely expensive

Verdict - Brute power without temperature problems

In review: Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC
In review: Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC

Nvidia's newest flagship, the GeForce RTX 4090, puts everything that has gone before in the shade - and then some. The leap in performance compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is huge. In some cases this almost means doubling frame rates. On the whole, however, the performance increase levels off at 50 to 70 percent which is still impressive. Likewise, AMD is also at a disadvantge with its latest Radeon RX 6950 XT. Introduced only a few days ago, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is trying its best to stand up to this.

The performance of the GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC used in our review is consistently excellent. With well-known features such as DLSS and raytracing, Nvidia has once more been able to considerably increase the performance with innovations only currently offered by the RTX 4000 series, and in doing so, entice potential buyers. Whether AMD can follow suit in this regard, remains to be seen. Nevertheless, the features promise a lot as more and more games are using the tech to improve frame rates without a loss in image quality. But even without DLSS the GeForce RTX 4090 offers enormous power for nearly all current games at 2160p on highest settings.

For anyone considering a purchase it is worth remembering that a very fast CPU is necessary. In addition, there's no point wasting the graphics card power for only 1080p or 1440p gaming. The graphics card will quickly get bored.

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC draws attention to itself with the Midnight Kaleidoscope design. Thanks to Ada Lovelace, the design matches the performance and unrestricted 4K gaming is possible.

Opinions can be split when it comes to power consumption and the implemented 12VHPWR connector. On the one hand, the 450 watts are still within limits if we keep the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in mind. This sports the same TBP and cannot reach the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 performance by a long way. As a result, Nvidia is once more able to dramatically increase efficiency with the new Ada Lovelace architecture. The new power connector has been under fire lately. So far, we have been unable to detect any problems related to that connector. However, we will continue to monitor this and keep you up to date, should this fate befall us too. The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC design is a also a success in part due to its diamond-like surface. The package is nicely rounded off by subtle RGB lighting. Likewise, the built-in Palit cooler does everything right as the graphics card remains pleasantly quiet under load, in spite of the very high power draw.

Price and availability

The graphics cards remain difficult to get hold of. When models do become available to buy, they often come with a hefty surcharge on Nvidia's RRP of 1949 euros. Currently, our review sample is listed on Amazon for $2679. However, delivery time is 4 to 6 weeks. The non-OC model of the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock can currently be had on Amazon for $2369.

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Sebastian Bade, 2022-11-15 (Update: 2022-11-15)