4K DOOM Eternal FPS? RTX 2080Ti VS RTX 3080 compared.

Benjamin Bolstad By Benjamin Bolstad - September 4th, 2020
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Early today, the official Nvidia GeForce YouTube channel posted a new video with gameplay showing just that. Currently, YouTube upload settings only allow for 60FPS 4K playback, so we’ll have to wait to enjoy this carnage with double the frames for ourselves when the new RTX 30 series cards arrive. With the RTX 2080Ti sitting at 102 with new RTX 3080 reaching 145FPS in the same scene, it’s a pretty good looking demo for both GPUs involved.

Doom Eternal is a great game for a test like this too, released March 2020 it has already enjoyed a lot of testing already by gamers around the world and it’s very well optimised, with a GTX 1650 I can reach 60FPS at 1080P with great looking visuals too, with my modest 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM being used to its limit. That’s no a problem for these massive GPU used in the video below though, the RTX 2080Ti has 12GB and the new RTX 3080 10GB, and both are chomping through 4K textures without issue.

You can see in the specs this is running with an upcoming driver 455.77, and looking at my system right now the current driver is 452.06, so they’ve clearly been very busy, and realistically this could have been captured a while ago.

Recently, we’ve seen the team from Asus bundle the DOOM Eternal game with a bunch of different hardware, everything from motherboards to routers. It makes me wonder if we can expect to see a new RTX theme bundle emerging in the future too?

We’ll keep our eyes on Nvidia RTX for the latest updates!

So, where are the 144FPS Ready 4K Monitors?

First up, we need to expand our pixel options here, classic 4K 3840x2160 is a great for sure, but there are newer ultra-wide resolutions we really should consider such as 5120x1440 if we're gearing up for this sort of extremely high-end gameplay.

Starting with a closer look at the Asus ROG PG43UQ which comes loaded with gaming features, the 43-inch offers an immersive big-screen experience without sacrificing the high refresh rate and variable refresh tech usually only found in smaller, lower-resolution panels. This is a 4K Gaming Monitor that's capable of hitting 144Hz, and it also has great colours thanks to HDR with DisplayHDR 1000 and a certified 90% DCI-P3 professional colour gamut to ensures exceptional contrast and colour performance, it's awesome.

Picture of ROG 144Hz 4K Monitor at PB Tech

Built for gaming specifically, the ROG Swift PG43UQ features GameFast Input Technology to minimize input lag. This technology provides much faster motion delivery so you'll always be up to speed with in-game action at the precise timing you need to respond as quickly as is needed. It is also G-SYNC compatible, so you can enjoy a tear-free gaming experience. A down-firing ROG Eye projector illuminates between the stand, and it's powered by ASUS Aura Sync lighting tech so the ambient lighting can be synchronised with your other Aura-enabled components and peripherals with ease.

At 43" Asus thought you might sit back from this screen a bit, so they included a handy remote control. The monitor also has powerful twin 10w speakers built-in.

A great monitor for sure, but so the next one!

It’s called the 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor and it’s so good! A glorious sight to behold, offering unmatched in performance with a crisp image and refresh rate that has us pushing our best gaming PC builds to there absolute limits. Curved ultrawide monitors, in general, are pretty good, they’ve been a much-beloved upgrade to our multi-monitor setups in recent years making our favourite simulation style games (War Thunder, Star Citizen and Flight Sim 2020 to quickly name three recent favourites) a lot of fun to play, offering that same massive view but with no bezels getting in the way of the game.

Recently, our goto size for these ultra sim setups has been 34″, which allowed us to run at a very wide resolution of 3440×1440 without breaking the bank. Quick shout out to the awesome 34″ N34QW and N34HQW for making these sort of setups possible for under $1000 while still using the much loved 144Hz Samsung panels within. There have been some 49″ options available too, but those have been significantly more expensive and somewhat limiting in comparison with the resolution at just 3840x1080, which is still nice, but tough to justify when comparing to 34″ option which costs less than half the price. We did try using two 34″ side by side for some quick tests too, but we just can’t bring ourselves to go back to the old the bezel split, even with an Asus bezel free kit, it just doesn’t look as good.

This new option offers a very very tempting new feature set, spanning 49″ with a gorgeous new resolution at 5120×1440, while reaching new heights with an incredible 240Hz panel, with HDR1000 and that oh so fancy QLED backlight tech for richer colours. Combine that with the usual G-Sync/FreeSync badges and we’re good to go.

Those who attended the CES 2020 event might recognise it – it’s that same eye-catching monitor with the infinity mirror/engine like backplate that won a CES innovation award at the event. It’s very tightly curved, we’ve tried to show this with the photo above from the CES event, but it’s probably something you’re really going to have to see in person to experience, that 1000R curve is crazy cool and unique.

It’s expensive to match those specs of course, but the sheer size of this monitor allows it to curve around your vision, and that higher resolution brings us closer to our current GPU limits which is great. If the G9 Odyssey 49" is looking like it might be a bit too big for the desk, worry not, Samsung have smaller form factor options too named the 32″ G7 Odyssey and 27″ G7 Odyssey, both of these new monitors have a lower resolution of 2560×1440, but offer 240Hz with 1ms response, HDR600 and that glorious deep curve.

Are you gearing up with one of the new RTX 3080 graphics cards? Check out the full range of ultra-wide, 4K, high-speed gaming monitors today!


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Benjamin Bolstad

Spends time gaming when he should be sleeping

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