Digital Foundry has shared an interesting video, in which it showcases the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super appears to be 3X faster than Sony’s PS5.
DF has tested three games. These three games are A Plague Tale: Requiem, Cyberpunk 2077 and Alan Wake 2. In the exact same settings and resolutions, the NVIDIA RTX 4080 Super is 3.2X faster than PS5. Then, in Cyberpunk 2077, NVIDIA’s latest GPU is once again faster by 3.2X. And finally, in Alan Wake 2, the RTX4080S is faster by 3.1X.
Now the good news for PC gamers is that AMD’s Radeon RX 7900XTX plays in the same ballpark. At least in the rasterized games. AMD’s GPU was able to match and exceed the performance of the RTX4080 Super in A Plague Tale: Requiem and Alan Wake 2. However, in Cyberpunk 2077, the 7900XTX was noticeably slower than the RTX4080S. Still, AMD’s GPU was more than 2X faster than the PS5.
This should give you an idea of why I called the RTX4090 a BEAST. Provided you’re willing to drop your resolution to 2K, the RTX 4090 will last you for a very long time. And that’s the main reason why I called it one of the best purchases you could make when it came out.
Anyway, be sure to check out DF’s video as it showcases the huge gap between consoles and PC. In theory, Sony will be able to reduce this gap with the PS5 Pro. So, it will be interesting to see the performance increase of the PS5 Pro over the regular PS5.
Bottom line is that a current high-end GPU is more than enough for PC gamers. This shouldn’t come as a surprise but hey, it is what it is. So, until PS6 and the Next-Xbox hit the streets, you’ll be able to enjoy great performance on your system. And that’s with both AMD and NVIDIA. So, let’s hope that Intel will also join the group with its Battlemage GPUs.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”