I plan on building a gaming PC to play FPS, racing sims and VR games. I want to know what graphics cards are capable of running those style games at it's maximum presets at 1440p 144hz. These are the parts that I currently planning on putting in the system. I would like to spend around 500-750 USD on a GPU, but don't want to skimp on a GPU's quality or performance either. I'd also like this card to be a triple fan GPU.

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900kf (Plan on OC'ing)
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Slim (with two fans, in push/pull config)
MOBO: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X LGA1151
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16) DDR4-3000
SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB M.2
HDD: Western Digital Black 6TB 7200RPM
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
Case: Thermaltake V100 (With 5 120mm Case fans) PSU: Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold

Would the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super run video games at 1440p 144FPS at settings high/very high settings without Ray Tracing? (The reason behind that is because my family member has the RTX 2080 TI and doesn't like RT b/c it impacts framerate too much)

  • Maybe reconsider maximum settings. Many newer games won't run at your desired resolution and Hz (I assume you mean FPS instead of Hz), even with an RTX 2080TI. Lowering a few settings here and there is often a barely noticeable dent in image quality, but can have huge impact on FPS. Hz is usually used to classify the refresh rate of a monitor. You can run with 30FPS on a 240Hz monitor...
    – user13807
    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:33
  • What I meant by maximum settings is High/Very High w/o Ray Tracing. Let me update that in my op. Yes, I menant FPS, not Hz Apr 1, 2020 at 16:45

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Not consistently according to the NVIDIA specs found at their website. A search in their Support Forum and also in their knowledgebase found no comments regarding improved performance if ray tracing is turned off.

However, Inamdar in NVIDIA Chat Support did say "Yes, if you use the game without ray tracing the fps and performance will increase. We can't comment about the FPS (rate). FPS depends upon the game and configuration. It can't be constant."

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  • If I turned off Ray Tracing (I see it on in the benchmarks) do you know what I would get on Very High w/o RT? Apr 1, 2020 at 16:59

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