Beast of a Card
by Dylan Watkins
Bought this march 2022, and it runs every game smoothly even Star citizen with it's recent updates it can up to 60+ fps in any city/station lmao.
Never had any issue with this GPU even on games where even the 40 series struggled to perform correctly.
Off the scale
Okay, so I'm writing this coming off an old 1070, so I guess you could say I would be easily impressed with anything above that, okay, that's true, but in all honesty it's totally blown my socks off!
Never ever thought I'd get something like this in my system that would absolutely change everything about gaming for the good! It's immense, it's incredible, it's.... just get it if you can!!
Now all I have to do is buy new socks and I'm sorted!
Well worth the wait
I, like many, many people, have been patiently waiting for the supply shortages and ridiculous price hikes to end, to finally get my hands on a 30 series card. I saw an overclockers advert on Facebook on Monday, pulled the trigger and had it installed by Wednesday.
This thing is a beast, coming from a 2060, which has served me well for the past 2 years, I'm seeing almost double the performance in benchmarks, admittedly I've got a CPU bottleneck, which is costing me somewhere between 5-10% in performance, so I would expect to be hitting 2x with an upgrade.
Actual gaming performance:
RDR2: 4k @60fps Ultra settings (a few tweaks) performance DLSS.
God of war: 4k @60 fps Ultra settings (a few tweaks) performance DLSS.
Guardians of the Galaxy: 4k @60 fps Ultra settings, full ray tracing, performance DLSS (in game benchmark over 100fps!)
In summary, I'm confident I can play pretty much anything at 4k now, my 2060 could do certain titles at 4k and usually I'd have to cap at 30fps and/or drop the quality, I'd have to settle for 1440p in more demanding titles.
One takeaway from the RTX series cards is that DLSS is absolute sorcery, for instance, using 3DMark, this 3080 will run the DLSS benchmark test at 8k 30fps, it doesn't even register the test with DLSS off! Not so long ago I thought 4k was out of reach, I could just about touch it with the 2060, now 8k is possible.