I was super hyped for the 4090 after watching Nvidia’s presentation yesterday, promising an fps increase of around 100 percent. But it seems on closer inspection to be a lot of snake oil.
I only fly in VR using a Reverb G2 (for now will upgrade to a better headset once they launch) and thought we’d get astonishing VR performance with DLSS 3.
Unfortunately I’ve seen on Wikipedia that DLSS 3 does not work with VR. Does anyone know more detail on this, is that a permanent limitation, or it’s coming later in a future update?
When you look at the benchmarks given by Nvidia themselves, the 4090 and both 4080 models are scoring around 2 x fps versus the 3090 Ti, which seems on the surface impressive, but this is because they have DLSS 3 enabled. Given there is next to no significant performance difference between the 4090 and 12 GB 4080 in MSFS according to Nvidias graphs it seems the sim is so CPU limited that it maxes out at the level of the 4080 12 GB.
If you look at benchmarks of the 4080 12GB in non DLSS games, it actually score below the 3090 Ti so I’m assuming that with DLSS 3 turned off the 4080 12 GB get less fps than the 3090 Ti in MSGF, and the 4080 16GB is about the same and the 4090 is only marginally better due to the CPU bottleneck.
So basically, as it stands currently, the 4000 series cards are solid upgrade choices for monitor users but completely pointless for those of us using VR.
Does anybody else know more details on this and how it will likely develop in practice?