The arrival of the GeForce RTX 4090 last month set the scene for the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce graphics, built on the new Ada architecture. And it did so with all of the style and wonder of the ray-traced Night City found in Cyberpunk 2077. With settings turned up and the resolution set to 4K. And now we’ve got the brand new NVIDIA Geforce RTX 4080, reviewed here in Founders Edition form.
Built on the same Ada architecture as the formidable GeForce RTX 4090, the GeForce RTX 4080 takes full advantage of DLSS 3. Its implementation in Microsoft Flight Simulator, as part of the new Anniversary update, is nothing short of a game changer. One of the most technically advanced and visually stunning PC experiences out there, it just wasn’t possible to play it in 4K with Ultra quality settings and maintain a solid 60 fps until, checks notes, this week. Running on a GeForce RTX 4080, with Frame Generation, you’re looking at a solid 120 fps using the DLSS Super Resolution ‘Quality’ setting. And that can go even higher if you choose ‘Performance’.
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Impressive stuff for sure, but the GeForce RTX 4080 is a step down from the GeForce RTX 4090 whilst still weirdly being the same physical size. The big question surrounding the GeForce RTX 4080 is how exactly it fits into the bigger picture. Now that the RTX 4090 set the bar so high, how does the next GPU in the new GeForce RTX 40 Series stack up? How does it compare to the GeForce RTX 3080, and the RTX 3090? The short answer is roughly somewhere there in the middle, but the main takeaway - like with the GeForce RTX 4090 - is that you’ve got another GPU from NVIDIA that is a true 4K crank-the-settings triple-digit-fps powerhouse.
Posted 05:44pm 16/11/22