The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, but earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s examine the GPU itself, we could? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this year, RTX 3090 Ti is likely to be the highest efficiency card of the technology, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It features an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, eighty four ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, by contrast, 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 barely faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unbelievable 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.
Base and boost 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 percentages, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely 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 creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra in the efficiency part, but measured in TFLOPs, right 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-degree soar this technology, those percentages are a bit slight but usually 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 completed, but it’s done… I wished to include overclocking outcomes but they’ll come tomorrow, to see simply how far we will 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 easiest 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 all the things to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone fearful 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 completely beautiful, but I do question the need for the massive twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI gives 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 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? Effectively, that’s why you’ll use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to 3 x eight-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU may be capable to handle it, but I might recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX forty series GPUs proper around the nook, and man they will need all the ability 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 fantastically — 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 will deliver clean currents beneath heavy loads… making it excellent for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU can 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 can 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 compared to the ten,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 Models (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.
However, I’ve overclocked every custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve got — earlier than, and main up into this evaluation — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the final year or more.
Another big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0-ready power connector with up to 450W obtainable on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its near 10-year-old TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-primarily based TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.
And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it should’ve been referred to as that, so I can’t be referring to the TITAN RTX (regardless that I could, I’ve the results not too long ago examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but no one in their proper mind nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a new RTX 30 series GPU in order that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!
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 big, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in the event you’re buying something this good, you’re going to showcase the field as well. I do, because I find it irresistible 😉
Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version simply seems to be like something else. There’s not a lot different right here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, apart from a good chunk extra power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.
ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that is connected — quite cheaply I would add, I actually expected… no wished extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.
This implies as a substitute of the card being an enormous 3.5-slot or bigger 4-slot GPU, it can be simply over a twin-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.
The brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to 3 x eight-pin PCIe power connectors and commands up to 500W or so of power. You’ll simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful in your PSU whenever you’re shopping around.
ASUS does great work with changing up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve got right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) would not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to people — and additionally it is extra “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz might be fed via HDMI 2.1.
Anthony’s GPU Check System Specs
The largest improve 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 is loads of CPU power and gives an important improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be utilizing previously.
I will be upgrading this system in just a few months, and maybe running it side-by-side 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 just a few months in the past, and man the 12900K is like the Godzilla of CPUs.
Sabrent is the newest associate of mine to help build out my methods, 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 gives 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.
ASUS has been a tight associate of mine for just a few years now, offering their big forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays 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.
Please, please, please… don’t buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or something since you’ve got a 360FPS display, then sure. But for essentially the most half you needn’t spend any such money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, this is the place the true enjoyable 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 along with 98FPS common at 1440p… compared to the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.
You’re going to be rushing along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in the event you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a fantastic-trying sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no issue 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 nonetheless owned the efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS common, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you can get pleasure from 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-pleasant Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, compared to the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (an identical 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 is nothing higher than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last 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 ends in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.
What’s Scorching, What’s Not
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’s a bulky AIO cooler and I do not 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 to be FANTASTIC, not less than the precise graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.
The best GPU on the planet: If you’d like the fastest 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 sport, every decision, and each test you can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that is till Ada Lovelace and RDNA three 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, while clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when pressured, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-faster GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.
ASUS contains 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 another 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 essentially the most powerful GPU proper now, but it has a few of the strongest display connectivity, too.
The best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m a large advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally own a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of selection since it was launched, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly whenever you’re playing a sport with DLSS enabled.
The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a new TV via HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… once again, particularly in the event you’ve got DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is right here to rock your 8K gaming world.
It’s lastly right here: NVIDIA was meant to release their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at the end 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 two whole 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 3 x eight-pin PCIe power connectors and up to 480-500W of power consumption. But the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO much better on the card itself.
Better than overclocked RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090: The brand 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 got the total crypto mining efficiency right here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not go out and buy a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti playing cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?
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, 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 money on a GPU.
ASUS delivers because it always 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 imply it has an enormous AIO on it… but it actually wasn’t worth it in the end — except you love that style.
Personally, I do love the style of the card, but the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It would not provide any extra efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I simply completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk all over it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “walk all over” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.
ASUS has all of the style, and it has that vast 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 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.
Proper out of the field you’re going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C beneath gaming and benchmarking hundreds, while the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This can be a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
But unfortunately — and this is a large, unfortunately — the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti was louder for me when I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.
ASUS has its fans and I’m positive we all know someone who knows a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and knows that they’re going to be completely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the cost, or that it’s 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, just because it gives no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, but not awesome 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 reminds me a lot of my favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited 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’re going to get a bloody implausible 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 are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you’re going to inform the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I do not think so.
ASUS loses big points with the lack of efficiency beneficial properties over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous bulky AIO cooler. Should you’re a big ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card is going to be one on your collection.