Review : MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X


4K gaming performance:

We decided to select six games because they seem to be representative enough. We have opted for 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)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (DirectX12)

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 activated the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is now supported by all (recent) GPUs. Finally, we have opted only for 2160p definition and selected the cards that are able to compete at this level. Unfortunately, we don’t have any RTX 3080’s available at the moment to add performance to our graphics. We also decided to harden the graphics quality of some games since the next generations should be more powerful, both from NVIDIA and from the next AMD graphics cards.

The Division 2:

The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. As for the graphics settings, they will be set to ” ultra ” mode with vertical synchronization disabled. Well, that’s it, thanks and goodbye! We have just entered another dimension and the performance is simply indescribable. We go from an RTX 3090 Ti which does 97 FPS in 2160p to our RTX 4090 which is at 161 FPS. Have we skipped a generation in the greens?

Borderlands 3:

For the second game, we switch to Borderlands 3. The graphic options are set to ” Brutal “. It is important to know that Borderlands 3 is quite greedy and that this choice of parameters has a strong impact on the FPS. It is a game that is often praised in the announcements of new graphics cards and precisely in this Brutal mode. The performance of Borderlands 3 is still very high with an average of 131.7 FPS. It becomes complicated to detail the tables as the domination is so overwhelming.

Red Dead Redemption 2:

Third game and not the least, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this opus is to offer the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. We opt for the graphics options in ” ultra “. Third game and not the least, RDR2 offers the possibility to test the integrated benchmark under Vulkan. We will see if our RTX 4090 is as comfortable and well it is still the case with an average of 123.6 FPS.

Far Cry 6:

The latest game we are adding to this section is Far Cry 6, since it supports DXR as well as SFR offered by AMD. We will also find it on the next page. For our benchmarks, we opted for an ” ultra” graphic quality. Even though our record on this game showed an advantage to the RX 6000 cards, the MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X is still far ahead.

Watch Dogs Legion:

Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion will be used for our tests with Ray Tracing and DLSS. For our benchmarks, we have opted for an “ultra” graphic quality. In the Watch Dogs Legion benchmark, the RTX 4090 model passes the symbolic 100 FPS.

Cyberpunk 2077:

This is a game that we have been wanting to add for a while and it is now done since it now has an integrated benchmark. We will also use this game for our tests with Ray Tracing. For our benchmarks, we have opted for a “high” graphic quality. New and last benchmark of this panel of games. This is the one that shows the strongest performance with our graphics cards since few cards pass the 60 FPS mark. As you might expect, our RTX 4090 has no problem reaching 90 FPS. It is almost the only card capable of exceeding the symbolic 60 FPS mark.

Game Average:

A slap in the face, what more can I say? I have the impression that we have just skipped a generation and that we are already two generations later as the differences are so important. We are very curious to discover the performance of the next RTX 4080 and especially to see where a model like the RTX 4060 will be placed. And if we wanted to go even further, since the chip in our RTX 4090 is not complete, you can easily imagine that an RTX 4090 Ti would perform even better.