RTX and DLSS
Being an RTX card I also like checking out the performance of some of Nvidia’s features. Namely the ray tracing performance and the performance improvements you can see by using DLSS combined with the tensor cores. In most of the tests, I’m only comparing a few of the RTX cards as well as a GTX 1080 Ti for comparison. But in the 3DMark Port Royal test, I have been tracking ray tracing performance in all of the RTX cards as well as a few of the GTX cards introduced into the mix as well. Here the RTX 3080 SUPRIM X came in 2.3% ahead of the Founders Edition with its 11545 score.
I then jumped into game tests, this time with the just recently released Watch Dogs: Legion. For this one I wanted to get an idea of the performance you will see when taking advantage of Nvidia’s RTX and DLSS features. Here I tested with both on, just RTX on, and with neither on. The SUPRIM does show how using DLSS can counteract the performance loss when using RTX, getting 54 FPS on both which was 24 FPS higher than when RTX only was on.
Next, I wanted to check out the performance in Metro Exodus which I do our normal testing in as well. Here the SUPRIM X didn’t stand out from our Founders Edition testing. This may be variations in the prelaunch driver and the current one. But it did end up with the DLSS results being a little lower than before.
In Wolfenstein: Youngblood I tested at 4k with the highest detail setting. For this one, I just wanted to see the performance difference between having DLSS on or off while running RTX. The SUPRIM X saw huge improvements here, jumping up from 82 to 97 FPS in the no-DLSS result for 18.2%. Then in the DLSS result, it saw an increase of 10.2%.
Next, I tested using a benchmark based on the game Boundary. For this one, I wanted to see how all of the different DLSS settings would perform, including turning it off completely. Once again, the overclock doesn’t seem to translate to much of an improvement with DLSS. But the results do reinforce the differences that DLSS give you in general.
The last tests were done in a benchmark based on the game Bright Memory. Here I wanted to check out the performance difference between different RTX settings. Here the SUPRIM X didn’t improve on the 42 FPS of the RTX Very High setting but does improve on things when you get into the high, normal, and low settings. Giving a bump of 2 FPS in the high and low settings and 4 in the normal up over the Founders Edition.