Nvidia’s claims that the RTX 3090 can render games in 8K at 60 FPS, ring true for us in this video. We put the game Crackdown 3 through its paces with some interesting results. Looking at the graphics settings and sadly, Extreme, Ultra, High and the Medium presets are off-the-cards. Tweaking the graphics options between Low and Medium, with some even set to High allowed us to play Crackdown 3 8K 60 FPS (mostly) with some dips quite frequently into the mid-50s. With the lower graphics settings, it’s still pretty damn good looking and mighty sharp. That’s looking sharper than using native 4K with a 4K display.
Numbers aside though, you do lose a lot of the fancy effects which gives the game its character. We found the best sweet-spot for max settings and 60 fps at 4K was using a display resolution of 4K and then upping the render resolution to 150%. This makes the game look fantastic, and also a noticeable improvement over the standard 4K setting. If this game had DLSS it might be a different story though at bumping-up the visuals to their fullest and maintaining 8K resolution at the same time. For reference, using the game’s maximum settings and 8K resolution, we managed to get a constant 30-34 fps which isn’t bad.
For more impressions of the RTX 3090 take a look at our review.