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Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti Benchmarks - Nazare Swift 9381

We took a test drive of the Nazare 9381, a high performance pre-built gaming PC with an Intel Core i9 12900K processor and RTX 3080 Ti GPU.


Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti Benchmarks - Nazare Swift 9381



The Nazare Swift 9381 is a true hardcore gaming PC delivering the highest possible framerates and graphics quality. The processor, an Intel Core i9 12900K, is a phenomenal piece of engineering, with hybrid architecture for unprecedented gaming performance, being one of the flagship Alder Lake processors we saw from Intel at the end of 2021, and setting the chip company up for what could be their best year ever against AMD.

The RTX 3080 Ti is an unapologetic, raw powerhouse that destroys quality benchmarks against nearest rival card, the AMD RX 6800XT. Along with impressive lighting, rendering and Ray Tracing performance, with 10240 CUDA cores, 12GB memory and a boost clock of 1.6GHz. If that wasn't enough to blow your hair back, it might please you to know that Nvidia have pulled no punches in performance; the 3080 Ti operates on a faster 384-bit memory bus, with 912 GB/s of memory bandwidth compared to the RTX 3080 at 760 GB/s. What does this mean? The RTX 3080 Ti is designed for 4K gaming at 60FPS, and is more adept at remaining stable at these resolutions & speeds. The CPU and GPU is backed up by a huge chunk of RAM, with 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz DDR4 memory complete with RGB.



Benchmarks & Optimisation

In our benchmarks, we use presets for the most part, which means we did not implement any settings optimisation (other than what is mentioned in the video) to improve FPS. The games we have featured in the Nazare 9381 benchmarks can be optimised in the video or graphics settings to provide an even better experience.

Want better framerates? 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!

Nazare 9381 Specification


Nazare 9381 Specification


  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Intel Core i9 12900K 3.2GHz CPU
  • 32GB DDR4 Memory
  • ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-Plus WIFI D4
  • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  • 2.9TB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year On Site Warranty

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.


Nazare 9381


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Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti Benchmarks



Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti Benchmarks

God of War (1440p)

Ultra - 110 FPS Average

God of War is a beautiful game, though most of that is overshadowed by the blisteringly fast-paced axe-play and constant onslaught of victims for Kratos to practice his Sparta kick on. It's nice to sit back and appreciate the beauty of this game, however, and the RTX 3080 Ti allows you to do just that. With faultless distance rendering of the snow-covered mountains and highly detailed forest scenes at the opening of God of War being the first impressions that last throughout gameplay.

As far as performance, we saw over 100 FPS during gameplay, and with the Ultra preset on a 1440p monitor, the game played superbly.


God of War 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti

God of War 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti


Grand Theft Auto 5 (1440p)

Very High - 144 FPS (Capped)

In benchmarking the Nazare 9381 GTA 5, we had an opportunity to address an issue that many people have when running the game on high-end gaming PCs. GTA 5, being an old game on the RAGE graphics engine, has a bit of an issue at very high framerates. The RTX 3080 Ti was delivering 188 FPS at times, but the game itself disagreed that this was even possible. That was when we noticed significant stuttering and lag when driving. Thankfully, there is a very easy way to stop this from happening, and we put together a quick guide to fix the framedrops and stuttering in GTA 5.

Once capped, we saw buttery smooth gameplay which rarely dropped below the 144 FPS cap. Because the RTX 3080 Ti has plenty of VRAM to handle lots of on-screen action, even when blowing up twenty cop cars and a petrol station, the framerates will be right at the top end.


GTA 5 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti

GTA 5 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti


Halo Infinite (1440p)

Ultra - 100 - 115 FPS

We've heard a lot about how processor intensive Halo Infinite is, and our benchmark showed the game sucking up the power with over 90w during a round in Bot Bootcamp, a local multiplayer battle against AI Spartans. Being the PC version, 343 Industries have been kind enough to furnish players with options for adjusting quality of geometry, textures, shadows, ambient occlusion, reflections and other settings to get that performance just right. On the i9 12900K and RTX 3080 Ti, however, the game can be ramped up to maximum settings with ease, with a framerate of up to 115 FPS even in the heat of multiplayer battle.


Halo Infinite 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti

Halo Infinite 1440p Core i9 12900K RTX 3080 Ti


Benchmark Results

It is very easy to wax lyrical about the Nazare 9381, and there's no shortage of hyperbole around performance & visual prowess - but there's much more to say about this system than just gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti is a superb upgrade from the RTX 3080. If you are pushing the limits in the latest games, the card lives up to the hype, being virtually on par with the RTX 3090 in many games, and heralded by many reviewers as the "best of the best" for GPU price/performance.

Nazare + Alder Lake: All Round Performance

The Core i9 12900K can deliver absolute quality, for sure, but its handling of multi-tasking and the modern needs of gamers make it an incredible workhorse.

While playing at high resolutions and framerates, you can also stream to Twitch or YouTube, record your screen, and communicate using desktop apps like Discord seamlessly. The performance cores that Alder Lake have brought to gamers mean productivity is at the top of the list, and whatever the demands are, the 12900K delivers in buckets.

For creators, designers, developers and 3D artists, the Core i9 12900K - when paired with an RTX 3080 Ti - is a workstation that doubles as a gaming behemoth, and can benchmark very high with creative applications alongside today's top AAA games. This truly makes the Nazare 9381 an all-rounder.