A few weeks back I sold my RX 5600 XT because the GPU market is finally getting better, still managed to get 90% of what I paid for it 2 years ago.
Now I’m looking at an RTX 3060 Ti or RX 6700 XT as a replacement. Does anyone have feedback on how the game behaves on these cards @1440p?
My RX 5600 XT was suboptimal - stuttering when panning when a lot of buildings were on screen. Had to drop shadows & textures to medium to somewhat fix the issue. It still happened, but at least it was playable. I’d like to play on max settings though.
My 2060 does 1440p at 60fps with all settings maxed out. It’s right on the edge and if you scroll fast it drops to 50s, but it’s barely noticeable. Not saying that the OP should get a 2060 because it makes no sense, but it’s definitely more than capable of 1440p in some less demanding games like AoE IV.
5900X. I haven’t noticed the frame rate particularly dropping late in games.
Also, if you have a laptop 3080, some people don’t realise the laptop versions are slower than the desktop versions with the same name.
Another thing I recently discovered is you need to disable vsync and the frame rate cap in game to get the best frame rates. I can actually get over 180fps at 1440p that way. This is true even when playing below the max refresh rate of your monitor. It seems a bit buggy, as vsync off doesn’t seem to have any tearing, it still seems to be synced, but it achieves a higher frame rate.