Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, but before we dive into specifics, let’s study the GPU itself, we could? With the RTX 4000 collection rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is likely to be the highest efficiency card of the generation, 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, in contrast, has 10,496 CUDA cores, eighty two ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.four% 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 quicker, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.

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

Even without crunching the chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances listed below are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an incredibly highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that tumbler ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly meant for 4K and content creation, and that’s the most important place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra within the efficiency part, but measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree soar this generation, these percentages are a bit slight but usually in line. In contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with 13% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I have been scrambling to get it finished, however it’s done… I wanted to incorporate overclocking results but they may come tomorrow, to see simply how far we are able to push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

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

NVIDIA is pushing all the pieces to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody frightened about GPU + GDDR6X temps… there’s nothing to fret about with the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Sub 60C GPU temps, silent operation, loads of efficiency for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does all of it with a card that looks absolutely beautiful, but I do question the necessity for the huge twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI supplies the identical efficiency 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 factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0 Energy Connector

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

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which you don’t have? Well, that is why you will use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector to 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU may have the ability to deal with it, but I might suggest looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX 40 collection GPUs proper around the corner, and man they will want all the ability they’ll get.

That’s why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with 80 PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It also seems to be great, with MSI utilizing 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 is able to deliver clear currents under 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 standards 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, beginning here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I may even be utilizing 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 utilizing the total 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 different tweaks, with the identical eighty two RT cores but 336 Textures Units (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

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

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

One other huge upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0-prepared energy connector with up to 450W available on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its close to 10-yr-previous TITAN RTX, and certain it kinda is… however it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it should’ve been called that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I may, I’ve the results not too long ago examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but no one of their proper thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a new RTX 30 collection GPU so that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card in a field worthy of the ability of the GPU inside. The field is completely huge, and will command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in case you’re buying one thing this good, you are going to showcase the field as well. I do, as a result of I adore it 😉

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

ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that’s attached — fairly cheaply I would add, I actually expected… no wanted extra from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

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

The new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You may easily pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU whenever you’re shopping around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve obtained 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 extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz will be fed through HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Test System Specs

The biggest upgrade to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, offering 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen three-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.

That’s loads of CPU energy and offers a terrific upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be utilizing previously.

I shall be upgrading this system in a couple of months, and maybe operating it facet-by-facet with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m utilizing one inside 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 latest accomplice of mine to help build out my systems, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m utilizing Sabrent’s flagship Rocket four Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which offers 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a decent accomplice of mine for a couple of years now, offering their huge 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m utilizing two of them at the moment, 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 wish to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing because you’ve obtained a 360FPS display, then sure. However for probably the most part you don’t need to spend any such cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

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

You’re going to be dashing alongside at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in case you turned RT and enabled DLSS in an exquisite-trying recreation like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no problem 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 efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS average, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you can 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 Version (a good leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS average each). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-friendly Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (equivalent to the RTX 3090, too).

I have been playing 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 my rig, it was the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) on a seventy seven-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 really 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’ll be re-reviewing both of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking results in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Scorching, What’s Not

What’s Scorching
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some great work here with the AIO cooler… lowering 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 wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.

Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, at the very least the precise graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.

The perfect GPU on the planet: If you need the quickest GPU on the planet, look no further than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti — ASUS has a liquid-cooled AIO cooler on its ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti variant — offering blistering efficiency in every recreation, every resolution, and each take a look at you can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

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

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

ASUS consists of not one, but two HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor in addition to another HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS consists of twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is probably the most highly effective GPU proper now, however it has some of the strongest display connectivity, too.

The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m an enormous advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally personal a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of choice because it was launched, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially whenever you’re playing a recreation with DLSS enabled.

The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: In case you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a new TV through HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… once again, especially in case you’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-fast 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 on the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single phrase about why it was delayed by two entire months.

sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS makes use of the new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and up to 480-500W of energy consumption. However the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO much better on the cardboard itself.

Higher 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 Rate (LHR) gimping here, you have obtained the total crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not exit and buy 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 within the noise division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it ends up making extra noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good whenever you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Remaining Ideas

ASUS delivers because 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… however it actually wasn’t price it ultimately — unless you like that style.

Personally, I do love the model of the cardboard, but the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t provide any extra efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I simply finished reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk throughout it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS quicker than the RTX 3090… “walk throughout” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the model, and it has that huge AIO cooler… but we’re already at our limits here. You won’t push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I used to be reaching partitions on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. If you need wicked low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version has your back.

Proper out of the field you are going to take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of around fifty five-60C under gaming and benchmarking masses, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

However 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 certain 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 price, or that it is not the easiest 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, just because it offers no efficiency 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 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 favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 collection GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That is a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be great, and if that is what you want… then you are going to get a bloody incredible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

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

ASUS loses large points with the shortage of efficiency features over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. Should you’re a big ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card is going to be one on your collection.

By srhira