The RTX 3090 is the most powerful graphics card currently available from NVIDIA. It has 10,496 shaders, 328 TMUs, 112 ROPs, 328 tensor cores, 82 RT cores, 384-bit bus, and 24 GB of GDDR6X at 19.5 GHz, which makes it a real beast.
The Youtuber RajmanGaming shared a video running tool benchmark that is built into Watch Dogs Legion. The surprise came after showing that despite using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (GPU of $ 1500 USD), it cannot run the open world game at 60 FPS in 4K / Ultra configurations; And this is without the Ray Tracing effects .
As we can see, the FPS drops below 55 multiple times during the built-in benchmark test. Even during an explosion, frames drop at a harsh 47 FPS.
Please note this is without DLSS and without Ray Tracing effects. The good news is that the game comes with multiple graphics settings to tweak. However, it is really disappointing that a recently released $ 1500 GPU is unable to run a game at 4K 60 FPS.
RajmanGaming also tested Watch Dogs Legion performance with the RTX 3090 with DLSS and Ray Tracing enabled. With DLSS on “Quality” and Ray Tracing on “Ultra”, the 3090 averages between 54 and 44 FPS . Now, we can squeeze a bit more performance if we leave the DLSS in “Performance”, where the NVIDIA flagship card offers frames between 54 and 70 FPS.
As Ubisoft pointed out, PC gamers will need at least an RTX 2060 to play 1080p / High with Medium Ray Tracing and DLSS. For 1440p / Very High and Ray Tracing / DLSS High configurations, Ubisoft recommends using an RTX 3070 or RTX 2080Ti. Lastly, when it comes to 4K / Ultra with Ray Tracing / DLSS Ultra, Ubisoft suggests an RTX 3080.