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Is the 3080 Ti good for 4K?

Nvidia is often synonymous with gaming, but what about its 3080 Ti 4K viability?
Last Updated on April 27, 2023
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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 tiRTX 3090
Microsoft Flight Simulator34 fps37 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider88 fps92 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DLSS)107 fps111 fps
CoD: Warzone95 fps102 fps
CoD: Warzone (DLSS+RT)119 fps129 fps
Fortnite92 fps94 fps
Fortnite (DLSS)134 fps141 fps
Gears 572 fps73 fps
Death Stranding106 fps109 fps
Death Stranding (DLSS quality)132 fps138 fps
Control70 fps72 fps
Control (DLSS quality + RT)78 fps80 fps
Metro Exodus39 fps39 fps
Metro Exodus (DLSS+RT)53 fps55 fps
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla70 fps70 fps
Watch Dogs: Legion55 fps57 fps
Watch Dogs: Legion (DLSS+RT)47 fps49 fps
Watch Dogs: Legion (RT)29 fps32 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.

Camilo is a contributor for PC Guide. He's been into tech since he was a teen, surfing through the web and local stores trying to find the cheapest way to play the latest Half-Life on his old Windows