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Building a gaming PC that will solely be used for gaming and some productivity work can be a daunting task. People tend to overspend thinking that higher is always better. We can’t blame people for wanting to get the highest FPS possible, but is it always necessary to spend so much to get those returns? In this article, we will discuss the RTX 3080 Ti 1440p capabilities and determine if the card is overkill for such gaming.
The RTX 3080 Ti was built with a 4K resolution in mind. The 12GB of memory and 912.4 GB/s of memory clock speed allow this card to run all titles at 4K resolutions quite easily. Having that in mind, we can determine that spending more the $850 for the 3080 Ti to play games at 1440p is overkill. And the proof lies in the fact that there is not much of a difference between the results achieved by the 3080 and the 3080 Ti at this specific resolution.
What resolution should I use for 3080 Ti?
In order to get the best result and the best bang for your buck, you’ll need to have a 4K monitor and a CPU that can back up the 3080 Ti’s power, otherwise, you’ll be losing a lot of the graphics card capacity. This is a GPU built to be used for 4K gaming.
|Benchmark||RTX 3080||RTX 3080 Ti|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||46 fps||45 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||147 fps||156 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DLSS)||154 fps||162 fps|
|CoD: Warzone||124 fps||140 fps|
|CoD: Warzone (DLSS+RT)||133 fps||144 fps|
|Fortnite||160 fps||167 fps|
|Fortnite (DLSS)||181 fps||173 fps|
|Gears 5||87 fps||98 fps|
|Death Stranding||163 fps||164 fps|
|Death Stranding (DLSS quality)||197 fps||165 fps|
|Control||124 fps||134 fps|
|Control (DLSS quality + RT)||126 fps||134 fps|
|Metro Exodus||56 fps||64 fps|
|Metro Exodus (DLSS+RT)||67 fps||75 fps|
|Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla||73 fps||84 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||79 fps||86 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion (DLSS+RT)||67 fps||72 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion (RT)||49 fps||55 fps|
In the table above, we can see how much of a difference we will get when scaling the ladder up to a 3080 Ti from a base 3080. As you can see, the difference won’t scale above 10-15 fps in the vast majority of games. In some cases, like Fortnite with DLSS on and Death Stranding (DLSS quality), we’ve even gotten higher FPS with the RTX 3080.
In conclusion, if you want to avoid overspending and get the actual best GPU for 1440p gaming, you might be better of with a 3070 or a 3060 Ti.
Does RTX 3080 Ti bottleneck at 1440p?
The RTX 3080 Ti will hold up fine at 1440p, as long as you have a powerful enough CPU to back it up. However, this is a GPU that candle higher resolutions, so it would be put to better use with a 4K monitor.