Fri. Oct 7th, 2022

The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, but earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s examine the GPU itself, lets? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this year, RTX 3090 Ti is prone to be the highest performance card of the era, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, eighty four ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, in contrast, has 10,496 CUDA cores, 82 ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.4% more shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Just like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory and once more runs on a 384-bit memory bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its memory barely faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unimaginable 1 TB/s of whole bandwidth.

Base and increase clocks have additionally been improved. The place 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 odds, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances listed below are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely powerful card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that cup ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly intended for 4K and content creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see performance gains. We’ll draw this out more in the performance part, but measured in TFLOPs, right here’s how it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from 69), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-level jump this era, those percentages are a bit slight but usually in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with 13% more shader TFLOPS, 15% more RT TFLOPS, and 18% more tensor TFLOPS.
I have been scrambling to get it carried out, but it surely’s done… I needed to include overclocking outcomes but they’ll 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, providing NVIDIA’s highest GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X memory that’s now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing every part to the boundaries with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone apprehensive 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 it all with a card that looks absolutely attractive, but I do query the need for the massive dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI offers the same performance with its custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it’s purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are higher (70-72C) but hey, if GPU temps are your thing then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0 Power Connector

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

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Well, that’s why you will use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to three x eight-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU would possibly have the ability to deal with it, but I would recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX 40 series GPUs proper across the corner, and man they will need all the power they’ll get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally seems to be great, with MSI utilizing patterns that may be infused superbly — with tons of power 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 is able to ship clear currents below 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” because it meets the new requirements for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even higher-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti critiques, starting right here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will also be utilizing the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that must be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is utilizing the complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores compared to the 10,496 CUDA cores on the same (GA102 GPU) because the GeForce RTX 3090. There are different tweaks, with the same 82 RT cores but 336 Textures Models (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

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

However, I’ve overclocked each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve obtained — earlier than, and leading up into this overview — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and enjoyed 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the final year or more.

Another large upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0-prepared power connector with as much as 450W accessible on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its near 10-year-old TITAN RTX, and sure it kinda is… but it surely’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it should’ve been called that, so I can’t be referring to the TITAN RTX (even though I could, I’ve the results recently examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but nobody of their proper thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card in a box worthy of the power of the GPU inside. The box is absolutely large, and will command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in case you’re shopping for one thing this good, you are going to showcase the box as well. I do, because I like it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition just seems to be like one thing else. There’s not a lot different right here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a superb chunk more power (as much as 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that’s connected — slightly cheaply I’d add, I really expected… no needed more from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

This means as an alternative of the card being a huge 3.5-slot or bigger 4-slot GPU, it may be just over a dual-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.

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

ASUS does great work with changing up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve obtained right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) doesn’t have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to individuals — and it’s also more “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz can be fed via HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Test System Specs

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

That is plenty of CPU power and presents an ideal upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.

I will likely be upgrading this method in a number of months, and perhaps operating it aspect-by-aspect with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m utilizing one inside of the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a number of months in the past, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the newest associate of mine to help build out my programs, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m utilizing Sabrent’s flagship Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which presents 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with a huge 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a decent associate of mine for a number of years now, providing their large 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming monitors for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m utilizing two of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Ideas

Please, please, please… do not purchase the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you wish to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing because you’ve obtained a 360FPS show, then sure. But for essentially the most half you need not spend the sort of cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, this is the place the actual 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 average at 1440p… compared to the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be dashing along at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in case you turned RT and enabled DLSS in an attractive-wanting sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no concern for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates right here as well.

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

Previously, NVIDIA still owned the performance crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its previous flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS average, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper as much as 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you may take pleasure in 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 Edition (a decent leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS average every). NVIDIA passes AMD in the Radeon-friendly Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, compared to the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (equivalent to the RTX 3090, too).

I have been enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition 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’s the last word GPU.

I actually squeezed more 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 each of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in the following 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.

What’s Hot, What’s Not

What’s Hot
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some great work right here with the AIO cooler… lowering the GPU temps down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It is a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I’d personally purchase this, but you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, no less than the actual graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.

The very best GPU on the planet: If you need 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 — providing blistering performance in each sport, each decision, and each test you may throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X memory on the planet: NVIDIA already had tremendous-quick GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps easily — but now 21Gbps is offered 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 pressured, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-faster GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS includes not one, but two HDMI 2.1 ports: If you wish to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor in addition to one other HDMI 2.1-powered show, ASUS includes dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is essentially the most powerful GPU proper now, but it surely has a number of the strongest show connectivity, too.

The very best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m a large 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 released, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly when you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.

The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV via HDMI 2.1 then you definitely’re all good to go… as soon as once more, particularly in case you’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-quick GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is right here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It’s finally right here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti and not using a single word about why it was delayed by two total months.

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

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

Not LHR, so great for mining: No Lite Hash Charge (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve obtained the complete crypto mining performance right here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not go out and purchase a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti 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 department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it finally ends up making more noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good when you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Final Ideas

ASUS delivers because it all the time does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving each dial to 11, after which some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… but it surely actually wasn’t worth it in the end — until you love that style.

Personally, I do love the type of the card, but the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t present any extra performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just finished reviewing. I expected the ASUS to stroll all over it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “stroll all over” is one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

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

Proper out of the box you are going to take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of round 55-60C below gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at round 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But sadly — and it is a large, sadly — 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’m sure we all know somebody who is aware of a ROG fan or fanatic of their social circle, and is aware of that they’ll be absolutely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the fee, or that it is not the perfect RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I would not recommend the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it presents 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 a huge AIO cooler installed in my PC… or that it’s louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.

From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU jogs my memory a lot of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition graphics card. That may be a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be great, and if that’s what you want… then you are going to get a bloody improbable RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

After which let’s face it: you wouldn’t tell the difference between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you are going to tell the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Residence Alone… I do not assume so.

ASUS loses large factors with the lack of performance good points over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge bulky AIO cooler. If you’re a giant ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one on your collection.

By srhira