If this is the future of video games, then sign us up

Gamers know this, but for those who aren’t familiar, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is the most powerful graphics card you can buy today. Not only can it deliver playable 8K gaming performance, but it also provides the kind of jaw-dropping 3D rendering and encoding performance that you won’t find anywhere in the market.

These details are important to remember, especially when you’re using the RTX 3090 in a game like Grand Theft Auto V. Beyond the specs and the promise of incredible performance capabilities, playing GTA V on a setup that uses the RTX 3090 graphics card makes for some of the most incredible visuals you’ll see in a video game.

For the record, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is so powerful that it’s actually geared towards creative professionals who require the best of the best in terms of video card specs.

So for gamers to have access to this video card to play games like GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, and Forza Horizon 4 — they’re all incredible in 4K — is beyond comprehension. Mind you, the RTX 3090 is built on the Nvidia Ampere architecture that uses the GA102 GPU. It also comes with 24GB of GDDR6X video memory running on a 384-bit bus that produces 936 gigabytes per second of memory bandwidth. That’s almost a terabyte of data per second, folks. In other words, the RTX 3090 is so fast and powerful that it could create graphics like this for a game like GTA V.

GTA V Running On An Overclocked RTX 3090 At 8K Looks Beyond Real
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That said, you need to watch this video from the DubStepZz YouTube channel to appreciate what it looks like to play Grand Theft Auto V on a GeForce RTX 3090 video card. The gameplay doesn’t change much since a lot of it depends on your driving skills, but the graphics are just stupefyingly incredible. The realism is unparalleled, especially when it comes to the surrounding environment. From the shadows to all the trees, buildings, highways, beaches, and even the people milling about, it feels like you’re really driving in the real world. Even the weather systems look true-to-life. There are clear skies and rainy days with puddles scattered all over the roads. Nothing compares to it, really. That’s a big reason the RTX 3090 costs so much.

GTA V Running On An Overclocked RTX 3090 At 8K Looks Beyond Real
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Speaking of which, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is priced from $1,499. It’s a steep price, but the payoff is incredible. That’s especially true if 4K gaming performance is too outdated for you and you’re now looking for playable gaming performance at 8K.

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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