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The RTX 3080 Ti is a GPU target for 4K gaming. Features such as the 12GB GDDR6X and the 1665MHz boosted clock speed will allow this card to achieve 4K gaming at more than 60fps for the vast majority of titles.
For those who are willing to spend a few extra dollars, the 3080 Ti offers over 20 TFLOPS of performance and ultra-realistic visuals thanks to its next-generation ray tracing technology. It also supports NVIDIA DLSS, which allows you to further enhance your gaming experience with upscaled resolutions and improved frame rates.
Can the 3080 Ti do 4K 144Hz?
We know, thanks to the benchmarks and tests, that the RTX 3080 Ti is more than capable of running 4K games. However, the question that remains is the refresh rate one should expect out of it.
One of the most common refresh rates is 144Hz. In order to take the juice out of this refresh rate, your card will need to be capable of running games at least at 144 FPS, otherwise, the monitor won’t be using the expected refresh rate.
Below is a table with the achieved fps of the RTX 3080 Ti in varied environments, proving it is more than capable of 4K gaming.
|RTX 3080 ti||RTX 3090|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||34 fps||37 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||88 fps||92 fps|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DLSS)||107 fps||111 fps|
|CoD: Warzone||95 fps||102 fps|
|CoD: Warzone (DLSS+RT)||119 fps||129 fps|
|Fortnite||92 fps||94 fps|
|Fortnite (DLSS)||134 fps||141 fps|
|Gears 5||72 fps||73 fps|
|Death Stranding||106 fps||109 fps|
|Death Stranding (DLSS quality)||132 fps||138 fps|
|Control||70 fps||72 fps|
|Control (DLSS quality + RT)||78 fps||80 fps|
|Metro Exodus||39 fps||39 fps|
|Metro Exodus (DLSS+RT)||53 fps||55 fps|
|Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla||70 fps||70 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||55 fps||57 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion (DLSS+RT)||47 fps||49 fps|
|Watch Dogs: Legion (RT)||29 fps||32 fps|
As we can see in the table, the RTX 3080ti can run games at 4K well over the 100 FPS mark. This GPU will perform even better when the games are optimized for the sort of technology the GPU uses, such as DLSS and ray tracing.
However, at this resolution, the GPU is not capable of achieving the 144 fps mark. Actually, in the table, we can see that not even the RTX 3090 can do it. So, in conclusion, if you want great 4K 60 fps gaming, the 3080 Ti is good for you. However, if it’s the 144 fps barrier you want to hit, you’ll be better off with the last get 4000-series for your rig.