It’s that time again, another game has been shuffled among the people today. A title in the Marvel series: the Guardians of the Galaxy can now be sent to quest fulfillment via the monitor. Available on Steam and Epic. If you look, you can get it for about 40 to 50 € at the usual sellers. This is where you should search so that you can find the best price. Since the title is only out now, I haven’t had time for a really deep dive into DXR and of course NVIDIA DLSS is back in the mix. That’s why we’re going to give you a first glimpse of the game and what kind of performance is possible with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 FE in 1440p.
As usual, I took the first look at the game – on the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM. My goal was to conjure up the 240 Hz on the monitor. I’m afraid I didn’t succeed. Not yet! Ok, before going into the short article, the test system: I’m currently still testing on Windows 10!
|CPU||Ryzen 7 5800X (PBO 2 manual settings, undervolted)|
|Mainboard||MSI MAG X570 ACE|
|RAM||4×8 GB Crucial Ballistix RGB 3200 MHz CL16-18-36|
|SSD 1||Toshiba Transcend 110S 256 GB (System)|
|SSD 2||Crucial P2 1000 GB (Games)|
|SSD 3||Crucial P2 1000 GB (Games)|
|SSD 4||Samsung 512 GB 840 Pro (Backup)|
|CPU Cooler||Aphpacool Icebaear Aurora 360|
|Power supply unit||Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300 Watt|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 FE – water cooled ice block GPX Aurora (GeForce Driver 496.13)
|Sound||SoundblasterX AE-5 Plus|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master SK 622 (Red Button) via USB @1000 Hz Polling Rate|
|Mouse||ASUS ROG Chakram Core @1000 Hz Polling Rate (NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer Support)|
|Monitor 1||ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM @240 Hz via DP (Nvidia G-SYNC with Reflex Latency Analyzer)|
|Monitor 2||LG 27GL850-B @144 Hz via DP (AMD FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible)|
The game is, and you can tell right from the first minute, heavily focused on the story. Square Enix has put a lot of emphasis on this, and it’s a lot of fun! Of course, if you look past the fact that they didn’t go with the movie cast or their voice actors for the faces and voices. Was probably expensive enough to secure the Marvel licenses in the end anyway. For me a nice change to play a story game after work without stress. At this point I don’t want to spoil the fun for you. We’ll see what FPS goes with DLSS, DXR and native 1440p with the RTX 3080.
The gaming requirements are described by NVIDIA as in the picture above. If a GTX 1060 with 6GB is the minimum here, then an RX 570, 580 or 590 from AMD should still easily suffice here.
One issue I noticed right away in the settings is that without V-SYNC enabled, the frames are nailed at maximum 144 Hz refresh rate. However, it is also possible to set 30 Hz, which creates a slide show feeling. I couldn’t get around that either! This is quite annoying and somehow also incomprehensible. Maybe this will be fixed by updates. Because V-SYNC without frame limiter costs incredibly much latency! Let’s turn to page two…