- May 5, 2006
I flip flop between my G8 and C2. 120hz definitely isn't enough. At a 117hz frame cap my 4090 is drawing 180w in some games like Uncharted, Scorn, etc. If I still had a 3090 then yeah, I would consider 120hz a healthy refresh rate but the 4090 bumped up my frame rate by 50-60FPS per game. On the other end though a 4090 allows you to push resolution scale or use DLDSR indiscriminately with a 120hz display and it still is great for super heavy RT + DLSS3 like Cyberpunk 2077.
Here is an example of what's to come in UE5 where 120hz is okay but higher always = more flexibility:
The high end 4000 gpus are still bringing what was probably 1/3 to 2/3 of your "120fpsHz" peak Frame rate graph out of the low end, and on the more demanding games the whole graph was well below even that scenario. A 4000 gpu is not wasted on a 120hz 4k screen by any means.