Fri. Oct 7th, 2022

The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, but before we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is prone to be the very best performance card of the technology, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It features an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, 84 ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, against this, has 10,496 CUDA cores, eighty two ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.4% extra shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory and again runs on a 384-bit memory bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its memory slightly faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of whole bandwidth.

Base and boost clocks have additionally been improved. Where the RTX 3090 had a base clock of 1.4GHz and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, the RTX 3090 Ti ups that to 1.67GHz and 1.86GHz respectively.

Even with out crunching the percentages, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces listed here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an incredibly powerful card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that tumbler ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly intended for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the most important place you’re going to see performance gains. We’ll draw this out extra in the performance section, but measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way it breaks down:

forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-stage soar this technology, those percentages are a bit slight but typically in line. In contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti superior the RTX 3080 with thirteen% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I have been scrambling to get it done, nevertheless it’s done… I wanted to incorporate overclocking results but they are going to come tomorrow, to see just how far we can push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very fastest graphics card with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, offering NVIDIA’s best GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy madness, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X memory that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing every little thing to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody worried about GPU + GDDR6X temps… there’s nothing to worry about with the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Sub 60C GPU temps, silent operation, plenty of performance for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does all of it with a card that looks completely beautiful, but I do query the need for the massive twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides the identical performance with its custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it is purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are higher (70-72C) but hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero Energy Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very completely different to the previous flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… but the new RTX 3090 Ti uses a single sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which you do not have? Effectively, that is why you’ll use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU may be capable of handle it, but I might recommend looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX forty series GPUs proper across the nook, and man they will want all the facility they’ll get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally seems great, with MSI using patterns that can be infused fantastically — with tons of energy at your disposal — with the MSI MPG VELOX 100P AIRFLOW PC case and MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI motherboard.

MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU has a single-railed design, which will deliver clean currents beneath heavy loads… making it perfect for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU can also be “future-proof” as it meets the new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.zero specification… for even higher-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti critiques, beginning here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I may even be using the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that ought to be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is using the complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores in comparison with the 10,496 CUDA cores on the identical (GA102 GPU) because the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the identical eighty two RT cores but 336 Textures Items (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti because the previous GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit memory interface — but with a big change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with as much as 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nonetheless, I’ve overclocked every custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve bought — before, and leading up into this evaluate — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the last yr or more.

One other big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero-ready energy connector with as much as 450W out there on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its near 10-yr-old TITAN RTX, and certain it kinda is… nevertheless it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.

And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it should’ve been called that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (even though I may, I have the outcomes recently examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but no one in their proper thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU in order that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card in a box worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The box is completely big, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in the event you’re buying one thing this good, you’re going to showcase the box as well. I do, as a result of I like it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just seems like one thing else. There’s not a lot completely different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, apart from a great chunk extra energy (as much as 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that’s attached — rather cheaply I might add, I really expected… no wanted extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This implies as a substitute of the cardboard being an enormous 3.5-slot or larger 4-slot GPU, it can be just over a twin-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.

The new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and instructions as much as 500W or so of power. You may simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful on your PSU while you’re buying around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, as it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve bought here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to individuals — and additionally it is extra “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz will be fed by HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check System Specifications

The largest improve to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, offering 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen 3-powered CPU grunt at as much as 4.8GHz.

That is plenty of CPU energy and provides a fantastic improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.

I might be upgrading this method in a couple of months, and perhaps running it aspect-by-aspect with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am using one inside of the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a couple of months ago, and man the 12900K is like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the most recent partner of mine to assist construct out my systems, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am using Sabrent’s flagship Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which provides 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a good partner of mine for a couple of years now, offering their big forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am using of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Ideas

Please, please, please… don’t buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I mean, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing since you’ve bought a 360FPS display, then sure. However for the most half you don’t need to spend this sort of money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, this is where the true fun begins: 2560 x 1440. In a flagship sport like CD PROJEKT RED’s masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, with the ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti whizzing together with 98FPS common at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be speeding along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in the event you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a gorgeous-trying sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no subject for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

4K gaming is where the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti shines.

Beforehand, NVIDIA still owned the performance crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its previous flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS common, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper as much as 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you’ll be able to enjoy 4K 60FPS in Cyberpunk 2077 on the RTX 3090 Ti

Forza Horizon 5 pushes 92FPS (up from 88FPS on the RTX 3090) and 42FPS in Metro Exodus Enhanced Version (a good leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). NVIDIA passes AMD in the Radeon-friendly Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (an identical to the RTX 3090, too).

I have been enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card (and till I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti inside of my rig, it was the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) on a 77-inch LG 4K 120Hz HDR OLED TV and man… there’s nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It is the final word GPU.

I actually squeezed extra out of my custom MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X than I did the liquid-cooled ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition. I will be re-reviewing both of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking results in the following 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Sizzling, What’s Not

What’s Sizzling
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some great work here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I don’t know if I would personally buy this, but you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems FANTASTIC, no less than the precise graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

One of the best GPU on the planet: If you’d like the fastest GPU on the planet, look no additional than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti — ASUS has a liquid-cooled AIO cooler on its ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti variant — offering blistering performance in every sport, every resolution, and every take a look at you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X memory on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-quick GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps simply — but now 21Gbps is obtainable as default.

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, whereas clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at as much as 110C when confused, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C immediately when mining. However now… the 24GB of even-faster GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains not one, but HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as one other HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS contains twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is the most powerful GPU proper now, nevertheless it has some of the strongest display connectivity, too.

One of the best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a massive advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally own a 77-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of alternative because it was launched, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly while you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by HDMI 2.1 then you definitely’re all good to go… as soon as again, particularly in the event you’ve bought DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It is lastly here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at the finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti and not using a single word about why it was delayed by complete months.

sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS uses the new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and as much as 480-500W of energy consumption. However the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO a lot better on the cardboard itself.

Better than overclocked RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090: The new RTX 3090 Ti is here to be your new king.

Not LHR, so great for mining: No Lite Hash Charge (LHR) gimping here, you’ve got bought the complete crypto mining performance here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please don’t go out and buy a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti playing cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?

What’s Not

Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS actually dropped the ball in the noise division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it finally ends up making extra noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good while you’re spending this kinda money on a GPU.

Remaining Ideas

ASUS delivers as it at all times does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving every dial to 11, after which some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… nevertheless it actually wasn’t worth it in the end — until you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the style of the cardboard, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It does not provide any extra performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk all over it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is only some FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “walk all over” is one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the style, and it has that massive AIO cooler… but we’re already at our limits here. You will not push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I used to be reaching walls on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. If you’d like depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version has your back.

Right out of the box you’re going to enjoy chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C beneath gaming and benchmarking masses, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

However unfortunately — and it is a massive, unfortunately — the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti was louder for me once I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its followers and I am certain everyone knows somebody who is aware of a ROG fan or fanatic in their social circle, and is aware of that they will be completely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the associated fee, or that it’s not the easiest RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I would not advocate the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, just because it provides no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are superior, but not superior sufficient to have an enormous AIO cooler put in in my PC… or that it is louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.

From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU reminds me so much of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That could be a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems great, and if that is what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody improbable RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you wouldn’t inform the distinction between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you suppose you’re going to inform the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I don’t suppose so.

ASUS loses massive factors with the dearth of performance good points over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. In the event you’re a big ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one on your collection.

By srhira