Watch Dogs Legion Having A Tough Time Running At 4K/60FPS On RTX 3090

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Last month, Nvidia revealed its new line of RTX 30 series GPUs, including the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 GPUs. While the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 themselves sound quite powerful on paper, the RTX 3090 belongs to a whole other category. Nvidia has claimed that the RTX 3090 is capable of running the next-generation of games at 4K/60FPS with ray tracing effects. However, it seems that the GPU is not capable of doing the same with Watch Dogs: Legion.

A YouTuber going by the name of RajmanGaming HD posted a benchmarking video for Watch Dogs: Legion on a powerful PC. The YouTuber's gaming setup consists of an Intel i9-10900K CPU and Nvidia RTX 3090 24GB GPU. The system already seems powerful enough to run any game that you can throw at it for the next five years, but unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case.

RajmanGaming HD conducted several benchmarks, including alternating between RTX and DLSS graphical options. The most shocking part about the benchmark is that even with RTX turned off, the game barely managed to touch 60 FPS and averaged between 44 and 50 FPS. With RTX features turned on, the game struggled to meet 30FPS. However, with DLSS turned on, the game was averaging around 70FPS, but still falling below 60FPS in certain situations.

The RTX 3090 benchmark also hints at what kind of performance players can expect from the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 GPUs, which will likely be even worse. We have no clue how the game runs on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, Ubisoft has claimed that Legion will run at 4K/30FPS with ray tracing on both consoles. That said, if the game runs so badly on the RTX 3090, there's less hope for it to run at smoother framerates or at true 4K quality on the upcoming consoles.

Watch Dogs: Legion is releasing on October 29 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia. The game will release on November 10 for the Xbox Series X/S and on November 24 for the PS5.

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