With the launch of the RTX 3090, NVIDIA revalidated its crown in the top-of-the-range graphics card industry. It is the most powerful graphics solution on the market right now, although its price is so high that it is only available to the largest pockets.
If we compare it with the RTX 3080, the value for money is tilted in favor of the former, since the RTX 3090 is not able to offer a difference in performance that justifies the large price difference between the two. However, when we see the RTX 3090 moving games in 8K we realize that it is a graphics solution that has been designed to develop its full potential at very high resolutions.
In Horizon Zero Dawn, a game known for its terrible optimization, with 8K resolution and a mix of high and ultra settings, the RTX 3090 achieves averages of 30 FPS, with small drops at 27 FPS. Final Fantasy XV with DLSS on and VXAO off, the RTX 3090 achieves averages of 35 to 40 FPS.
In The Witcher 3, with Hairworks activated, it achieves averages of more than 35 FPS. Finally in Crysis 3, it records more than 40 FPS with high quality, a very good result considering the huge pixel count that the native 8K resolution assumes.
There is still a long way to go for 8K to become standardized in the world of video games, but it is still interesting to see that we already have a general consumer graphics card capable of moving titles in that resolution.