Gaming Performance Ray Tracing and DLSS
Watch Dogs Legions
Now we are running this game with Ultra Ray Tracing enabled at 1440p. The MSI GeForce RTX 3060 GAMING X TRIO manages 34 FPS average which sits roughly 8% behind the Founders Edition 3070. Overclocking the MSI video card improves performance by 6% but is sitll just under RTX 3070 FE slightly. This title really shows the difference between a 1st Gen RT core and a 2nd Gen one, with our GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE falling 16% behind the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO at stock.
In Wolfenstein Youngblood wee see that all our GPUs are able to handle Ray Tracing just fine without resorting to DLSS or any other performance-increasing measures. Our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO manages to be 12% faster than a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FE at stock. With a healthy overclock we see an average FPS of 110 for the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO which is an 8% increase in performance over the default, but still can’t touch the GeForce RTX 3070 FE.
RTX + DLSS Together
Watch Dogs Legions
Watch Dogs Legions really does a great job of showcasing just how much of a boon DLSS can be for the gamer. Earlier we saw that our video cards were much slower with just Ray Tracing turned on at 1440p. With DLSS Quality mode enabled we are seeing frame rates increase by almost double in this title. With DLSS on, our MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO is 42% faster than it was without that feature enabled. Overclocking the MSI RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO improves performance by 9%. This is just shy of GeForce RTX 3070 FE performance.
Wolfenstein Youngblood really did not need DLSS enabled but the results are impressive none the less. Frame rates have increased here for the MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X TRIO by 34% by enabling one feature. Overclocking the video card improved performance by 7%.