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Here’s Starfield running in 8K with 30fps on an NVIDIA RTX 4090

Starfield will officially release tomorrow, so here’s a video showcasing the game running in 8K with 30fps on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

In order to capture this 8K gameplay video for Starfield, we used an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, 32GB of DDR5 at 6000Mhz, and NVIDIA’s RTX 4090. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the GeForce 537.13 driver. Furthermore, we’ve disabled the second CCD on our 7950X3D.

At Native 8K, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 can run Starfield with around 20-22fps in New Atlantis. However, by enabling FSR 2.0 or DLSS 2 in Quality Mode, we can achieve 30fps in 8K. As you’ll see, there were some drops to 28fps. So, perhaps a Performance Mode would be the ideal option for keeping over 30fps at all times. Either way, 30fps gaming is actually possible on an 8K TV. Well, that is if you use an upscaling tech.

Now for those unaware, modders were able to replace FSR 2.0 with DLSS 2.0. However, the game performs exactly the same with both of these upscaling techniques. In short, the major benefit of DLSS 2 is its superior image quality in Starfield (and not its performance).

During this video, I was also experimenting with NVIDIA Freestyle in order to eliminate the game’s washed-out graphics. To be honest, I was quite satisfied with the settings I used (in the video, exposure was a bit higher than my final settings). However, I highly recommend using this mod over NVIDIA Freestyle or Reshade.

I’ve also used the default FOV (and not a higher one that you can achieve with this guide). In theory, a higher FOV may lower performance. I’ve also enabled ReBAR via the NVIDIA Inspector Tool. From what I could see, ReBAR only brings a 1-3fps improvement. And while it’s not a major performance increase like the one we saw in Dead Space Remake, it’s still a free performance boost.

Enjoy this 8K/30fps video for Starfield, and stay tuned for more!

Here's Starfield in 8K with 30fps on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090