Review: KFA2 RTX 3090 Ti HOF

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Gaming performance:

We decided to select five games because they seem to be representative enough. We opted for DirectX11, DirectX12 and Vulkan with the following games:

  • The Division 2 (DirectX 12)
  • Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Vulkan)
  • Far Cry 6 (DirectX 12)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (DirectX 12)

We have chosen to use the benchmarks integrated in these different games. Why did we do this? Simply to allow you to compare your results with ours if you also have a copy of one of these games. It’s a thought that seemed relevant to us and that will allow you to compare your results with ours. As we mentioned on page 4 of this article, we have enabled the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is supported by both NVIDIA and AMD cards. Finally, we have opted for 2160p resolution only, which is what you would expect from this card. As we don’t have an 8K screen at our disposal, it is impossible for us to test it in these conditions.

The Division 2:

The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. As far as the graphics settings are concerned, they will be set to “ultra” mode with vertical synchronization disabled.

First game and the trend seen in the synthetic benchmarks is confirmed in The Division 2. The 2160p performance is excellent and soars to an average of 97 FPS. Note that this is one of the least demanding games in our panel.

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Borderlands 3:

For the second game, we switch to Borderlands 3. The graphics options are set to “Brutal“. Borderlands 3 is quite demanding and this choice of settings has a strong impact on the FPS. This is a game that is often mentioned in new graphics card announcements.

The performance continues to be excellent in Borderlands 3 with an average of 81.2 FPS. So we’re looking at a 17.5% gain over the RTX 3090.

Red Dead Redemption 2:

Third game and not the least, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this new opus is to offer the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. We opt for the graphics options in “ultra“.

Third and not least, RDR2 offers the possibility to test the integrated Vulkan benchmark. Here too the RTX 3090 Ti stands out from its competitors by a wide margin.

Far Cry 6:

The latest game we are adding to this section as it supports DXR as well as the SFR offered by AMD. We will also find it on the next page. For our benchmarks, we have opted for ” ultra” graphics quality. Even though our game report showed an advantage for the RX 6000 cards, our KFA2 RTX 3090 Ti HOF did very well once again with an average of 91 FPS in 2160p.

Watch Dogs Legion:

Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion will also be used for our tests with Ray Tracing. For our benchmarks, we opted for a “very high” graphics quality.

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This latest game confirms the trend with an average of 90 FPS, confirming the total domination of the 3090Ti in 4K.

Average Game:

For the game average, we chose the RTX 3080 10 GB as our reference. The other cards score either higher or lower depending on their performance against this model.

The trend and gap we saw in Time Spy was fully confirmed in-game. The RTX 3090 Ti proved to be a formidable performer and opened up a significant gap to the other 2160p cards. Only the RX 6950 XT still manages to hold its own. We’re almost disappointed that we don’t have an 8K screen to test some games in this resolution. The arrival of the new drivers may also bring a gain in FPS but we had no choice but to use the new drivers to run our RTX 3090 Ti. As usual, we will update our charts in the next few weeks.