RTX 3090 8K Gaming – FIRST in the WORLD
– Today for you, ladies and gentlemen, I have the privilege, nay, the honor of being the first outside of Nvidia to experience 8K gaming on this LG ZX series, 88 inch OLED gaming grade TV with, I can't move this, with the RTX 3090, the first legitimately 8K capable graphics card in the world. It's got 24 gigs of GDDR6 memory, over 10,000 CUDA cores. and I'm gonna be hands on. We're going to actually play games. Let's freaking do it. Oh, and this video is sponsored by Nvidia because how on earth else would I get my hands on it obviously? (bright upbeat music) Now Nvidia wouldn't actually clarify exactly what was in here,
But based on the fact that there aren't a whole lot of 8K OLED TVs in the world, I'm guessing this is the ZX 88 inch, which is, I kid you not ladies and gentlemen, a $30,000 TV. I mean, at that point, how could you not afford an RTX 3090? Oh, you know what, it probably is. It's gotta be the stand. Really? That's why this freaking thing weighs so much? Because of the stand? Yup, that's why. One, two, three, up. Here we go, hold. Ah, okay. Wow, so that's what 30 grand gets ya?
That and a gigantic hunk of aluminum. What do you think Vonne, TV upgrade for the living room? – That's not gonna fit. – That's what she said. Four HDMIs, one with ER, still got that composite in, love it. There it is ladies and gentlemen, 8K pill. Theoretically we're ready, but are you ready for the world's first 8K gaming graphics card? I'm so excited. Holy (beep) Oh my God, look how big it is. I've seen dual GPU graphics cards like those Aries cards or whatever from back in the day
That are smaller than this. Damn boy. So this is a 2080 TI strip. Remember this is like an add in card, like third party design. I mean, we would mock this thing back in the day for being triple slots, basically cheating. This is a 1080 TI for scale. So here's an RTX 2060, meaning sheer weight alone, like I think you're getting about as much GPU per weight here in spite of the price. Just like the RTX 3080, which we've already covered extensively, this puppy features a dual fan design with the bottom one, so you can see it, goes into your system this way.
So the bottom one is blowing out this way, and look at that. That is a wide boy PCI back plate. So also out the back of the system and then the fan on the top, right? There, actually spinning in a way that is counterintuitive you look at it. So it's actually spinning counterclockwise and sucking air out from under the card. You can see right here, you can actually get a good look at them if you look through the card. So these heat pipes are running along the top of the cooler here and it's sucking air through this heat pipe equipped heat sink right here.
It uses the same 12 pin power connector that can be fed with dual eight pins off of a presumably included adapter and it's PCI express gen four. It's got 24 gigs of GDDR6X memory and triple display port outputs, along with HDMI 2.1. So that is the special sauce that's gonna let us run 8K, 60 Hertz without any adapters or any weird tricks, single cable. Enough talk now, let's get it installed. Now, for those of you who don't play around with graphics cards every day, maybe this will put it in perspective properly for you. This is what this card looks like in a gigantic, like gaming grade case.
You might not even be able to have adapter hang out here and still get your side panel closed. Some cases will be wide enough. This is a great case configuration for a card like this. So we've got all our fresh air coming in from the bottom, straight into our RTX 3090, and then you have a CPU can use whatever's leftover. That's a 10900K? – Yeah. – Yeah, all right, good stuff. So far so good. We've got an output to our 8K display, but last time I tried to game at 8K, I also got this far without too much trouble. Then when I tried to actually apply the settings,
It all went downhill. Hopefully this is as simple as 7680 by 4320 recommended. Keep changes and it's running at 60 Hertz. Holy crap, James, the default scaling is 500%. Let's go 400%. Hey, there we go, you want 100? You just wanna see it, don't you? All right, hey what was the screen-door effect distance on that, was that 86 inch, right? 4K, five feet. Holy crap. I think it's like maybe 18 inches on this. Like this is completely usable at a hundred percent. Look at that.
Automatic G-sync, freaking love it. Who needs tearing anyway? And let's be realistic, if we drop below 60 FPS, we want it to maintain as much smoothness as possible. That's gonna help with that. Actually, you know what? Okay, it's different though. Screen-door effect versus not being able to distinguish an individual pixel. So screen-door effect, there's just like really nothing on this until you get within 12 to 18 inches. But yeah, you're probably right. It's probably about two and a half feet,
So just shy of a meter before I can't make out an individual pixel at all. I could conceivably game right here and not see an individual pixel. This is crazy. I dialed in the settings that Nvidia recommended for this game, which shockingly has us running at 8K Nightmare. Yeah, Nightmare quality, it's so smooth. Like what the hell? In some ways, it's almost too high res. Like it makes it look more fake when a really, really detailed model is sitting up against a less detailed texture. Like we are gonna need games to have 8K textures. I've never properly appreciated the detail
Of this model before. And remember I have no anti-aliasing enabled. It's like you can find the tiniest stair-step if I'm within 12 inches of these very high contrast edges. From here, anti-aliasing is officially dead. Totally unnecessary. You know what I do have? This sweet foil keyboard shirt, lttstore.com This looks insane. Not only that, this is running at a locked 60 FPS, HDR on. This is without a doubt the highest fidelity gaming I have ever experienced. I mean, subjectively the highest fidelity gaming I have ever experienced, there's no real debate to be had. HDR recording works now.
Oh, come on, don't die, don't die Linus. No, no, no, no (mumbling) Gotta get the ammo. Oh, we saw a little dip, we went to 57 FPS. You know what? Forget it, throw it in the garbage. RTX 3090, it's junk now. You can't can't keep it completely locked at 60 the whole time, and I'm done, I'm out, I'm returning it. This is freaking crazy. The fact that it's so big and you still can't make out a single pixel. Brandon, what do you think? – It's really good.
– Does that look nuts or what? – Yeah, it's insane. – It's 88 inches, but it still looks good. Look at this, look at this. I mean under normal circumstances, yeah, I would probably want higher refresh rate and I would trade some resolution for that, but if I'm playing more of a site and scene type game, you're never going to see sites like this. Like just so much more appreciated for the detail these environments at this resolution. Look at this. That's the great thing about gaming, right? Is like a film that gets retouched and remastered. You can go back and re-enjoy something
On a fresh upgrade and see it in a completely new light. Like I've looked at this level so much, 'cause I used it as a benchmark, but I've never seen it like this. Define better. Like I'm not performing better, but it's not about that. It's just all inspiring. So we're going to run on high, really high. And this is without upscaling. We're not even using DLSS. Good luck everybody, native 8K boys. Find me a jagged line. I challenge you, even in the foliage on the trees. YouTube is not gonna have a chance of even remotely conveying what this looks like
With all the compression. Like even a house on the side of the road, let alone, I mean, we know they spend so much time on the car models for games like this, but even the house on the side of the road looks good. Beep, beep, beep, beep (mumbles) Get outta here. Oh wow, okay, so you can wreck stuff apparently. (shouting) How's it going there buddy? Oh yay, I missed ya. Global reflections, hi, sure. Thankfully, everyone at Nvidia has the same taste as me. None of that ray-trace reflections, ray-trace transparent reflections.
We're not gonna try for ray-trace, contact shadows, trace debris or indirect diffuse lighting. Okay then, Control is going to be the first game that we're trying using DLSS, so that is NVIDIA's deep learning super sampling. So this is gonna be a real test because we're actually only rendering the game at 2560 by 1440, and then we're counting on NVIDIA's deep learning technology to up sample it to 8K. Now I've got some experience with NVIDIA's up sampling tech from their Nvidia shield. Pretty darn impressive there. And DLSS has only gotten better since it first launched. What I wanna know is how does it look
If I get real up close here because 1440p is a lot lower than 8K. Let me move the character around a little bit. Stay there. I'm just gonna walk, 'cause I don't want the motion blur to color people's perception. Pretty fine looking, look at this map over here, Brandon. We are limited by the quality of that texture at this point, I think. I collect rocks. All I know is we running at 60 FPS boys. Now for Death Stranding, we're running at a combination of high and very high settings, 8K with ultra performance, DLSS enabled.
Let's have a look at how it looks. What do you think David, does this look a little better than on the PlayStation? – About four times better. This is insane. – This is like when we went from giant pixels to, okay, if like I moved back and sprint a little, I won't see the pixels except I don't have to move back and I don't have to sprint. Where's the pixel at? Wee! Wee! That's all for now. Stay tuned on the channel for our performance review where we're gonna be getting in-depth with the RTX 3090. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss that. But for now, all that's left to say is thanks Nvidia for sponsoring this video.
Thanks you guys for watching it. I this is not like anything I've ever done before this. Yeah, this was a ton of fun. I just can't even, I don't even know what else to say about it. If you guys enjoyed this video, maybe check out. I mean, what on earth have we done that's anything like this? – 16K – Yeah, sure, check out 16K gaming, I guess. But like the performance sucked. Like it was big, but it wasn't beautiful. Man, we could even revisit that. With all the outputs on this, you got four outputs.