The purpose of this article is to discuss the RTX 3080 Elden Ring benchmarks on 1080P, 1440P, and 4K resolutions. Elden Ring does not have small system requirements when it comes to graphics cards. Gamers who want a rich experience will have to fork up a big amount of cash for a strong graphics card like the RTX 3080. RTX 3080s are selling for $800 at online retailers like NewEgg.com at the time this article was posted. And that price is better than the price it has been over 2021.
Elden Ring’s Success
Elden Ring’s success continues to grow since its release on February 25th, 2022. It has sold 13.4 million copies, becoming more popular than Call of Duty: Vanguard. Elden Ring is a rewarding game that is hard to play. It provides a rich and immersive experience for the gamer. But there have been some complaints that its graphics have caused performance related issues. However, not the kind of performance issues like CyberPunk 2077 saw when it was released. Gamers with high end graphics cards like the RTX 3080 have complained that they have experienced lag, stuttering, and low FPS without being able to fix it.
RTX 3080 Elden Ring Benchmarking Method
The RTX 3080 Elden Ring Benchmarking method used to create the graph above is based on FPS. FPS stands for frames per second, and it measures how many image frames can be pushed out of a graphics card in one second. Higher FPS numbers translate to better performance and smooth gaming experiences. Since the RTX 3080 is a high-end graphics card, it should push out more FPS than lower end graphics cards for Elden Ring, like the RTX 3070 Ti. In most cases that is true. However, the 3070 Ti is close in comparison to the RTX 3080 and as you see from this benchmark makes little difference.
RTX 3080’s Success
The RTX 3080 has proven to be a best selling graphics card for NVIDIA. The RTX 3080 has been listed on NewEgg.com’s Best Selling Desktop Graphics Card webpage. It is just behind the RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3060.
TechRadar shared that the RTX 3080 has had an increase of 0.24% month over month on Steam’s Hardware Survey. That may not seem high, but it is the fastest growing graphics card on Steam. Compared to AMD Radeon, the graphics card they saw the highest increase in was the RX 6600 XT. It only saw a meager 0.03% increase.
On average, the RTX 3080 seems to be about $100 more than the RTX 3070 Ti. If Elden Ring were the only game you were to play, then it would seem based off of the benchmarks that the 3070 Ti would be the better buy.
RTX 3080 Elden Ring Benchmarks | 1080P
The RTX 3080 should produce about 110 FPS on 1080P resolution with maximum graphics settings enabled. This will provide a rich, smooth gaming experience. That being said the RTX 3080 almost seems overkill for a display at 1080P resolution. If you are going to spend that much money on a graphics card, you might as well play at 1440P resolution or 4K.
RTX 3080 Elden Ring Benchmarks | 1440P
The RTX 3080 should produce about 80 FPS on 1440P resolution with graphics settings maxed out. 80 FPS will provide a good gaming experience, on average. The 3070 Ti by comparison should be delivering right around 60 FPS on 1440P. If you plan on using 1440P as your resolution, then the RTX 3080 is the way to go.
RTX 3080 Elden Ring Benchmarks | 4K
The RTX 3080 should produce about 57-60 FPS on 4K resolution with graphics settings maxed out. 57-60 FPS will provide a good gaming experience, on average. However, 1% of the time it can drop far below that and seem to cause stuttering. Gamers who spend $800 on this graphics card for Elden Ring could find that frustrating. Therefore, if you plan on playing on 4K resolution with maximum graphics settings enabled, it may be worthwhile to look at a higher-end graphics card.
The RTX 3080 seems most suited for playing Elden Ring on 1440P resolution with maximum graphics enabled. Below that, and you would be better off saving $100 and putting it towards something else like RAM, storage, or processor. If you plan on playing 4K resolution, then you should aim at a higher end graphics card like the RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090, or RTX 3090 Ti.