Written by Sean Mekinda
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is here, and on top of a build guide and announcement, we got to spend some time benchmarking this behemoth of a card and, unsurprisingly, it crushes anything and everything we can throw at it. Check out our results below:
3DMark's GPU tests push graphics cards to their limits. Time Spy uses DirectX12 to really test every bit of power and Time Spy Extreme takes it even further with more graphically intense processes. Port Royal is 3DMark's ray tracing test, designed for real-time ray tracing. These 3DMark results show a card that is absolutely not messing around, with scores thousands of points above the NVIDIA GeForce 3090 Ti.
Similar to 3DMark, PassMark is designed to push GPUs to their limits. However, unlink 3DMark, PassMark tests both 2D and 3D graphics operations, all the way from DirectX9 to DirectX12 in 4K. And don't let the (seemingly) low score for 2D Mark scare you - both the 2D and 3D scores are high in the 99th percentile of GPUs!
Superposition is a staple benchmark, pushing cards for both performance and stability with intense ray tracing. We put the NVIDIA GeForce 4090 through the three hardest tests available, 1080P Extreme, 4K Optimized, and 8K Optimized. The scores are incredible, but it's the frame rates that really show off the insane power of the card. 75FPS at 8K is outrageous, and nearly 200FPS at 4K means this card is ready for 4k esports!
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 is an absolute monster of a card, one that has handily claimed the spot at the top. With incredible ray tracing abilities and the capacity to handle 8K gaming with smooth frame rates, this is the new go-to card for anyone looking to stay at the absolute cutting edge.
200 FPS at 4k, looks like I'll be upgrading my monitor!
As well as my PSU 😂
Hear me out: 720p gaming on a 4090. When are the benchmarks for 720p being released 😩
the 4090 launch at micro center was amazing and it deserves the love it getting
720FPS at 720p?
The launch was great here at the Cambridge store as well. Have to upgrade the PSU quite a lot too though 😅
4K high FPS gaming sounded like an impossible dream 3 years ago (at least that's the impression I was under, knowing very little about tech). Now it's actually in front of us--kind of hard to believe sometimes 🙂
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