4K Gameplay Performance

Now we will look at 4K performance. We will include Ray Tracing and DLSS under each game, as needed.

Cyberpunk 2077

4K Cyberpunk 2077 Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

In Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K, performance drops quite a bit for these video cards, without DLSS. Overclocking the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE has improved performance by 7%, but the performance is still unplayable ultimately. This overclock makes the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE match performance with the AMD Radeon RX 6800. It is 15% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE. Ultimately, you need to enable DLSS to make 4K playable, which does work.

Dirt 5

4K Dirt 5 Overclocked Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

In Dirt 5, this game is very playable at 4K. Overclocking the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE has improved performance by 7%. It’s 8% faster than the Radeon RX 6800, whereas before they were equal in performance.

4K Dirt 5 Overclocked Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

Turning on Ray Tracing is also playable in Dirt 5. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE is on par with the Radeon RX 6800, until we overclock it. Overclocking has improved performance by 8% and it is now just over the Radeon RX 6800.

Watch Dogs Legion

4K Watch Dogs Legion Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

Overclocking the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE has improved performance by 7%. This pushed it just over the Radeon RX 6800, whereas before it was under. This also makes it 18% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE. The game isn’t playable though, but turn on DLSS and it will be playable at 4K.

Horizon Zero Dawn

4K Horizon Zero Dawn Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

Horizon Zero Dawn is playable at 4K. Overclocking the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE has improved performance by 7%. This makes it 17% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE, which is quite a bit of a difference. It’s within 10% of the GeForce RTX 3080 FE.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

4K MIcrosoft Flight Simulator 2020 Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

Now we can see where overclocking helps the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE in MS Flight Sim, at 4K. Overclocking it has improved performance by 11%. This actually helps make the game feel much smoother. Overclocked, it’s 12% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE.

Red Dead Redemption 2

4K Red Dead Redemption 2 Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

In Red Dead Redemption 2, at 4K, the game performance improves by 8% when we overclock the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FE. This makes it perform faster than the Radeon RX 6800 by 4%. It’s 16% faster than the GeForce RTX 3070 FE, which is quite a bit.

Wolfenstein Youngblood

4K Wolfenstein Youngblood Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition

Wolfenstein Youngblood is playable at 4K without DLSS. Overclocking the video card has improved performance by 8%. This makes it faster than the Radeon RX 6800 by 16% and also faster than the RTX 3070 FE by 16%.

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4 Comments

  1. The newer RT games with some AMD support do indeed seem better in RT performance but still behind Nvidia even if close, Dirt 5 for example. Other games like Resident Evil Village I believe also shows this.

    Love to see some indebt comparisons between FSR and DLSS, FSR looks to have a more supported outcome in the mid to long term. DLSS has continue to improve, I was not impressed with either 1.0 and games using 2.0 had to many artifacts. Newer DLSS versions and games seem to make this feature shine. Just a matter of how well supported in the games I play.

    I would pick the 6800 over the 3070 Ti based off of having double the Vram. I don’t think the 3070 Ti would be a good medium to long term card 2-5 years. Sweet spot is the 6800XT and the 3080FE in my book.

    Very nice rundown/article/review

  2. The article has actually make me reconsider getting a 3070Ti. My watch list covered the RTX3070 and RTX3080. So I’m adding the 3070Ti to the list.

  3. I hadn’t even gotten through the first page, and noticed that EVGA Precision X1 was used – still not sure if I like it more or less than MSI’s ubiquitous Afterburner software, but what prompted me to give Precision X1 a shot was that they have it [URL=’https://store.steampowered.com/app/268850/EVGA_Precision_X1/’]listed on Steam as well![/URL] Using it now with a Gigabyte card to test out.

    Very nice to not have to worry about keeping the software up to date, thanks [USER=3]@Brent_Justice[/USER]

  4. Hey Brent,

    Nice writeup! I think I found a typo though. In section 5
    “In the above graph, we are looking at board power. Remember, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 are using GDDR6X memory, this affects the board power quite a bit. This is why the [B][U]GeForce RTX 3070 Ti[/U][/B] draws so much more power than the [B][U]GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.[/U][/B] ”

    I think that sentence was supposed to refer to a different card?

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