YouTube’s ‘RajmanGaming HD’ has shared a video from the built-in benchmark tool of Watch Dogs Legion. The YouTuber has used an NVIDIA GeForce RTX3090 and as we can see, this $1500 GPU cannot run this new open-world game with 60fps in 4K/Ultra settings. And… that is without the game’s Ray Tracing effects.
As we can see, the framerate drops below 55fps on multiple occasions during the built-in benchmark tool. On one occasion, during an explosion, the framerate drops to 47fps. Ouch.
Do note that this is without DLSS and without the game’s Ray Tracing effects. Now the good news is that the game comes with multiple graphics settings to tweak. However, it’s really disappointing witnessing a $1500 GPU that just came out being unable to run a game in 4K/60fps. Of course, this could be fine if Watch Dogs Legion was a truly next-gen game, however, it’s actually a cross-gen game.
Ubisoft has provided us with a review code, however, we can’t share our PC performance impressions yet. For what it’s worth, we’ll have two separate articles for this game. One will be dedicated to DLSS and Ray Tracing (with our RTX2080Ti), and another in which we’ll benchmark both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs on similar settings.
RajmanGaming HD has also tested the RTX3090 with DLSS and Ray Tracing effects. With DLSS Quality and Ray Tracing Ultra, the RTX3090 averages between 54fps and 44fps. With DLSS Performance, the RTX3090 offers framerates between 54fps and 70fps.
Stay tuned for more!
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