RTX 4090 performs surprisingly well at 8K with DLSS 3 enabled
Reviews of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 are finally up and, unsurprisingly, the card is an absolute monster. We can go as far as to say that, for the first time ever, high-refresh-rate 4K gaming is possible on a consumer GPU. As it turns out, 4K is not the upper limit of the RTX 4090, as the card can handle 8K gaming as well.
YouTuber The Tech Chap has put the RTX 4090 through its paces at 8K running games like Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Forza Horizon 5, to name a few. Yes, “8K gaming” does sound ridiculous and it actually is. But such a high resolution can help us quantify the performance leap Nvidia has managed to achieve with the flagship ADA Lovelace GPU.
The YouTuber tested the RTX 4090 in a system with a top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 7950X and DDR5 memory running at 6200 MHz.
In Microsoft Flight Simulator, the RTX 4090 managed to push out an incredible 81 fps at 8K with DLSS 3 enabled, High settings, and RT disabled. As a comparison, the RTX 3090 only produced 46 fps with DLSS 2.1 with the same graphics settings.
Moving on to Cyberpunk 2077, the RTX 4090 ran the game at 65 fps with ultra-performance DLSS 3 at 8K and with RT set to Max. Once again, the RTX 3090 only managed about 28 fps with similar settings with DLSS 2.1. A similar scene played out in Forza Horizon 5 where the RTX 4090 managed to crank out 76 fps without any form of image reconstruction involved at Extreme settings. Once again, the RTX 3090 only achieved a much-lower 35 fps.
Finally, the RTX 4090 handled Crysis Remastered at the “Can it Run Crysis” preset comfortably while utilizing maximum quality RT, producing 65 fps with ultra-performance DLSS enabled. The RTX 3090, on the other hand, was also no slouch and produced 41 fps with the same settings.
In short, the RTX 4090 is Nvidia’s most powerful GPU to date and it shows. The board can run almost anything at 4K with high refresh rates. it can even do 8K/60 fps in some of the most demanding games with DLSS 3 in tow.
The Tech Chap on YouTube, Teaser image: The Tech Chap, Nvidia (edited)