The Horizon 5 RTX 3060 Ti is a powerhouse gaming PC that is capable of playing some of the latest games at lightning fast speeds, with the most detailed Ray traced graphics. The CPU is an Intel Core i5 10400F - one of our favourite gaming processors - which has incredible gaming performance at an amazing price point, utilising 6 cores and 12 threads to also provide multi-tasking for streaming and creativity. The RTX 3060 Ti is an excellent choice for price/performance, with 4,864 CUDA cores, 152 Tensor cores, and a boost clock of 1.665 GHz. The 3060 Ti has 8GB of VRAM, which allows you to tweak graphics settings in most games to get the best visuals with very little compromise. By pairing the CPU and GPU with 16GB of fast 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, the Horizon 5 RTX 3060 Ti is a solid choice for all gamers, whatever their favourite genre.
Horizon 5 RTX 3060 Ti Specification
The following benchmarks were completed on a brand new install of Windows 11, with the following specifications:
- Intel Core i5 10400F 2.9GHz CPU
- 16GB 3200 MHz DDR4 Memory
- MSI H510M-A PRO Motherboard
- GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dedicated graphics
- Western Digital Blue SN550 500GB Solid State Drive
Resolution: 2560×1440 (1440p)
Benchmark Monitor: Gigabyte G27QC 27" QHD VA 165Hz Curved Monitor
Storage: All games were pre-installed on a Seagate 5TB Basic USB3.0 External HDD and were predominantly played using Steam.
Benchmarks & Optimisation
Whilst presets have been used for the most part, we did not implement any settings optimisation to improve FPS. All games featured in the benchmarks can be tweaked in the video/graphics settings to balance framerate with visuals, such as ambient occlusion or using MSAA instead of FXAA etc. As a good example, GTA V can be optimised for optimal framerates and better visuals by visiting CharlieIntel.com, Reddit or a similar optimisation website. We have included some popular recommended optimisation settings in our results below.
In the interest of neutrality, we have not optimised any of the games in these benchmarks, but you may see significantly better results by tweaking specific game graphics settings!
Horizon 5 RTX 3060 Ti Games Benchmarks
God of War (1440p)
The Original preset in God of War is what you could call a 'Medium' preset in other games, with a balance of high frames and great visuals. There were peaks of 120FPS during gameplay, and cut-scenes were running at a steady 100FPS for the most part. The RTX 3060 Ti gave some surprising results at 1440p, in that there was little difference between High and Ultra in framerates unless there was a lot going on on-screen. At 1080p, you can expect an increase of a minimum of 10% for all settings according to other benchmarks.
God of War 1440p Original RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
God of War 1440p High RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
God of War 1440p Ultra RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
Recommended God of War Optimisation Settings:
To get the best out of God of War, these settings will increase FPS and balance visuals:
- Shadows: Original
- Atmospherics: Low/Original
- Anisotropic Filtering: Original
- Ambient Occlusion: Original
- Model Quality: High
- Texture Quality: Ultra
- Reflections: Ultra
Halo Infinite (1440p)
High - 85FPS - 90FPS
Ultra - 76FPS - 88FPS
Depending on whether or not you're playing Big Battles, Quick Play or Campaign, you're going to see various framerates, but can expect a smooth and shiny experience throughout. In 1080p you can expect better framerates, too, with most reporting that using "common sense" optimisation on things like Motion Blur, and reducing Dynamic Wind on larger outdoor maps can have an impact, also.
Halo Infinite 1440p Ultra RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
Recommended Halo Infinite Optimisation Settings:
- Anti-aliasing: High
- Texture filtering: High
- Ambient occlusion: Medium
- Texture quality: Medium
- Geometry detail: Medium
- Reflections: Low
- Depth of field: High
- Shadow quality: Low
- Lighting quality: High
- Volumetric fog: Medium
- Cloud quality: Medium/High
- Dynamic wind: Medium/High (larger maps - Medium)
- Ground cover quality: High
- Effects quality: Medium
- Decal quality: High
- Animation quality: Auto
- Terrain quality: Medium
- Simulation quality: High
- Flocking: Off (reduces flocking birds etc.)
- Sensory effects: Default
GTA V (1440p)
GTA V has been one of the best games to benchmark since it launched, because the developers have focused on improving the framerates on both old and new cards. We're now at a stage where the framerates are extremely high in Story Mode, and even in built-up and busy areas of the map, you can still stay well over 100FPS, despite tearing through the map at breakneck speed. With custom options for optimisation, you can see buttery smooth frames and visuals from the RTX 3060 Ti. At 1080p you can achieve and maintain as high as 150FPS, espcially with optimisation.
GTA 5 1440p Very High RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
Recommended GTA V Optimisation Settings:
- Image Sharpening: Use Global setting (Off)
- Anisotropic Filtering: Use Global setting (Off)
- Antialiasing FXAA: Use Global setting (Off)
- Antialiasing Mode: Use Global setting (Off)
- Max Frame Rate: Off
- Disable Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)
- OpenGL Rendering GPU: Select your GPU
- Power Management Mode: Prefer Maximum Performance
- Shader Cache: Disable
- Allow Texture Filtering: Negative LOD Bias
- Texture Filtering Quality: Quality
- Disable Texture Filtering: Trilinear Optimization
- Threaded Optimization: Off
- Triple Buffering: Off
- V-Sync: Off
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (1440p)
High - 95FPS - 105FPS
Ultra - 75FPS - 95FPS
A demanding game, certainly, but a very pretty one at that. The Witcher 3 is already highly optimised by the developers, but also a game that can easily be optimised in settings for incredible performance improvements where you need it, so any benchmark needs to take this into consideration. There was very little difference between High and Ultra in 1440p, but (if required) gains can be made by dropping to 1080p and altering some of the less-needed settings. Though running The Witcher 3 at around 100FPS is absolutely beautiful, and very little is needed to improve it.
The Witcher 3 1440p Ultra RTX 3060 Ti Benchmark
Recommended Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Optimisation Settings:
- See Nvidia.com for detailed optimisation settings!
The Horizon 5 RTX 3060 Ti is an incredible gaming PC that has no problem dishing out framerates on the latest games like God of War, and makes optimised games such as GTA V and The Witcher 3 look incredible, with smooth, perfectly-lit visuals. With 16GB RAM (upgradeable to 64MB with MSI MSI H510M-A PRO) and a very capable processor, this is a rig that will see you enjoying all that PC Game Pass and Steam has to offer in 2022 and beyond.
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