Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4K Benchmark RTX 3090 vs RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti

Here we take a look at some of our old footage and new using Shadow Of the Tomb Raider 4K benchmark with our old cards. We first benchmarked the game using a GTX 1080 Ti FE (i7 4790K), then an RTX 2080 Ti FE (i7 4790K) and just recently with the RTX 3090 (i9-9900K). We’re using the exact same Ultra settings for each run at 4K resolution. There is also an equal performance hit of 110K 4K shadowplay recording taking between 5-10% fps off in our experience. For the record we’re not using any RTX exclusive features such as DLSS or Raytracing. Our 3090 is the ASUS TUF OC RTX 3090 stock (this card has a factory overclock). The other cards run as stock.

With the results laid bare, the 2080 Ti struggled with true 4K gaming using max settings. The 3090 on-the-other-hand certainly fits-the-bill though from what we’ve played thus far. Ignoring the cost of the RTX 3080 which seems to throw a massive spanner in the works in terms of price vs performance, the difference in price between the RTX 2080 Ti (when it was new) and the RTX 3090 seem more in-line with each other, with around a £100-300 difference depending on the card.

Written by: Robert Cram

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