Gaming Performance 1440p
Watch Dogs Legions
Watch Dogs Legions launched October 29th, 2020, and it came with some impressive visuals through its extensive use of Ray Tracing technologies. This game is currently one of our more intense benchmarks due to that focus on ray tracing.
In this game, we aim to see what our maximum performance is without any Ray Tracing or DLSS enhancements first. We will show Ray Tracing and DLSS on a separate page. While our GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE performed well enough, it simply can’t catch a win in this game compared to the other video cards. At Stock we see the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO doing well, putting up 62 FPS average in this title. However, with a slight bump in frequencies, we were able to manage a solid 65 FPS average in this title boosting performance 5%. At this point, we are only 1% behind the RTX 3070 FE while 11% faster than a 2080 SUPER FE.
Continuing on with our traditional game-play testing, we find ourselves loading up Wolfenstein Youngblood without DLSS or Ray Tracing enabled first. This title had one surprise but beyond that, it was pretty much the hierarchy you expect.
At Stock, we see our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO beating the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE by a good margin. When we overclock the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO we gain 8% more performance and it is much faster but can’t quite catch up with the 3070 FE in its stock form. That means that our Overclocked MSI 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO is still 5% behind the stock 3070 FE.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action-adventure game ported for release on PC on August 7th, 2020. The game makes use of the DX12 API as its only option. Graphics options in this game are fairly simple, with a total of nine options for the user to adjust. We will be utilizing the game’s built-in benchmark and graphics presets, which range from Favor Performance, Original (PS4 Fidelity), Favor Quality, and Ultimate Quality.
In this title, all of our video cards are providing more than playable frame rates, with the weakest result averaging 86 FPS. Our overclocked MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO video card manages to render frames 3% faster when compared to its stock operation. This is still behind the stock 3070 FE at 4%, but faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER FE.
F1-2020 is a Codemasters title and the latest release in the series of racing games. For this game, we stuck to the Italy map for our run-through, using the internal benchmark for our data.
In F1-2020 we again seeing our cards performing very well. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition maintains its lead. While our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO managed to outperform our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition in both scenarios as well. Overclocking the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO improved performance by 14%. This wasn’t near enough to reach GeForce RTX 3070 FE performance levels though.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that needs no introduction to our community, being the high-profile title that it is. Launched for PC on December 5th, 2019, this game is known to be demanding for almost any GPU. A mixture of settings were used for this title, with all Ultra options enabled.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has shamed mid-range hardware for some time now when using ultra settings but it appears those days are numbered. With our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO at stock, we are managing 58 FPS Average. This is a healthy result that manages to beat out the previous generation RTX 2080 SUPER FE. When overclocking the MSI video card we gain 7% in performance. This still trails the GeForce RTX 3070 FE at default.