Game Testing & Performance
Ashes of the Singularity
Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.
We see strong performance from MSI’s 3070 Ti SUPRIM X in Ashes of the Singularity all test levels, but the entire system is CPU bound at 1080p and 1440p.
At 4K the 3070 Ti SUPRIM X can stretch its legs and it ties the game with last season’s champ, the RTX 2080Ti.
Far Cry 5
Anything can happen. Everything will.
Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community’s freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.
Far Cry’s modified CryEngine, Dunia, does a decent job spreading the load out over multiple CPU cores but we still end up CPU bound at 1080p. at 1440p and 4K, the 3070 Ti SUPRIM X falls in just under the RTX 3080 but ahead of the older flagship 2080Ti
Far Cry New Dawn
Face off against the Highwaymen and their leaders, the Twins as you fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic frontier. Form unexpected alliances, build a deadly arsenal of makeshift weapons using the remnants of the old world.
In New Dawn, the 3070 Ti SUPRIM X does a similar job.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
It is amazing how powerful this generation’s Graphics cards have become and how something like a 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 3900X can limit their performance at lower resolutions. The 3070 Ti provides a great 4K gaming experience with an average of 72 FPS, but enabling DLSS ups that to 86 FPS effectively for free.
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.
We all know turning on Ray tracing hurts and makes a noticeable impact on performance. The white bar represents normal Rastering, and the Orange bar is the FPS with Ray Tracing enabled. Once we add DLSS back to the equation, we slightly pass RTX Off at 4K and get close at 1440p. DLSS is used for rendering a lower resolution and then upscaling to the desired output, so we can’t really use it at 1080p here.
Fully maxed out in the Extreme preset, MSI’s 3070 Ti SUPRIM just breaks the 60 FPS mark on average with RTX and DLSS enabled at 1440p. 4K is still extremely brutal at this level, but we see an average of 45.1 FPS.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.
Sid Meier’s Civ 6 comes in with an average 4K turn time of 7.65ms.
Quake II RTX
Quake II RTX is a cutting-edge, ray-traced reimagining of id software’s old school classic, by NVIDIA’s Lightspeed Studios. Global lighting effects, including realistic reflections, refraction, shadows, ambient occlusion, and global illumination are a result of the path-traced simulation of light.
A classic with a brutal new engine, Quake 2 RTX chews up even the most powerful cards at 4K. We still managed a playable 31 FPS average, quite a jump over the RTX 3070.
Minecraft with RTX (Beta)
Minecraft with RTX brings fully path-traced rendering, physically based materials, and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to Minecraft, delivering bleeding-edge visual fidelity and realism that can be experienced on all GeForce RTX GPUs.
Minecraft RTX certainly benefits from DLSS and the 3070 Ti SUPRIM X jumps from 30.1 FPS to a nice 55.2 FPS at 4K with DLSS enabled.
Crytek Neon Noir RTX Benchmark
Neon Noir was developed on a bespoke version of CRYENGINE 5.5, and the experimental ray tracing feature based on CRYENGINE’s Total Illumination used to create the demo is both API and hardware agnostic, enabling ray tracing to run on most mainstream, contemporary AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.
Crytek’s RTX demo benchmark Neon Noir gives the 3070 Ti SUPRIM X a score of just over thirteen and a half thousand. It seems to prefer more VRAM as the older 2080Ti holds a decent lead and we’ve been beating it most of our testing session so far.