The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an fascinating card, but before we dive into specifics, let’s examine the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 sequence rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is prone to be the highest efficiency card of the era, 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.four% extra shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.
Just like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and once more runs on a 384-bit reminiscence bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its reminiscence 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 also 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 without crunching the percentages, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that cup ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly meant for 4K and content creation, and that’s the largest 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 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-degree jump this era, those percentages are a bit slight but typically in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with 13% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it completed, but it surely’s done… I needed to include overclocking outcomes but they’ll come tomorrow, to see just how far we will 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, providing NVIDIA’s easiest GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of reminiscence bandwidth.
NVIDIA is pushing every thing to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone anxious 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 attractive, but I do question the necessity for the large dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI offers the identical efficiency with its customized 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 Energy Connector
NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one thing very different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors on its customized 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? Properly, 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 be able to deal with it, but I’d recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX 40 sequence GPUs right across the nook, and man they will want all the ability they can get.
That’s why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy supply, pumping 1000W of energy with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It also seems to be nice, with MSI using patterns that may be infused superbly — 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 can ship clear 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 is also “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 evaluations, beginning right 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 needs 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 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 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 reminiscence interface — but with a big change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with as much as 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.
Nonetheless, I’ve overclocked each customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve obtained — before, and leading up into this evaluation — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the last yr or more.
One other enormous improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0-ready energy connector with as much as 450W accessible on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its near 10-yr-old TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it surely’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based mostly TITAN RTX that never materialized.
And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it ought to’ve been referred to as that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I might, I’ve the outcomes recently tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but nobody of their right mind still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 sequence GPU in order that they have RT + DLSS… right?!
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 absolutely enormous, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: for those who’re shopping for 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 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, aside from a very good 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 — moderately cheaply I would add, I truly expected… no needed extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.
This means as an alternative of the cardboard being an enormous 3.5-slot or larger four-slot GPU, it can be just over a dual-slot card… and radically decreased GPU temps to boot.
The brand new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and instructions as much as 500W or so of power. You’ll simply pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU whenever you’re purchasing around.
ASUS does nice 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 sequence GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve obtained right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to folks — and it is also extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz could be fed by means of HDMI 2.1.
Anthony’s GPU Check System Specs
The most important improve 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’s loads of CPU energy and offers a terrific improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.
I shall be upgrading this method in a couple of months, and perhaps running it facet-by-facet with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m using one within the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a couple of months ago, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.
Sabrent is the newest associate of mine to assist construct out my systems, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m using 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 associate of mine for a couple of years now, offering their enormous forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m using two of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.
Please, please, please… do not 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 since you’ve obtained a 360FPS display, then sure. However for the most half you need not spend this type of cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, this is where 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 along with 98FPS common at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.
You’re going to be rushing alongside at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ for those who turned RT and enabled DLSS in a beautiful-trying sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no concern for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates right 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 common, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right as much as 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 common each). 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 (equivalent to the RTX 3090, too).
I’ve been enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card (and until I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti within 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 may be nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last word GPU.
I actually squeezed extra out of my customized 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 leads to the next 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.
What’s Scorching, What’s Not
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some nice work right here with the AIO cooler… reducing 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 wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.
Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, at least the actual graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.
The most effective GPU on the planet: If you want 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 — providing blistering efficiency in each sport, each resolution, and each take a look at you can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s until Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.
The quickest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-quick GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps simply — but now 21Gbps is offered as default.
24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, while clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at as much as 110C when burdened, 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 sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.
ASUS contains not one, but two HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as another HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS contains dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 sequence GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is the most highly effective GPU right now, but it surely has a few of the strongest display connectivity, too.
The most effective GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m an enormous 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. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially whenever you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.
The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: In case you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by means of HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… once once more, especially for those who’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X reminiscence and new RTX 3090 Ti is right here to rock your 8K gaming world.
It’s lastly right 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 with no 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 customized ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to 3 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.
Higher 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 nice for mining: No Lite Hash Charge (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve got obtained the complete crypto mining efficiency right here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, 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 finally 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.
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 each dial to 11, and then some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… but it surely actually wasn’t price it in the end — unless you like that style.
Personally, I do love the model of the cardboard, however the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It does not provide any further efficiency 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 where the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “stroll all over” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.
ASUS has all of the model, and it has that massive 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 reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. If you want 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 round fifty five-60C beneath gaming and benchmarking masses, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at round 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
However sadly — and this can be a huge, 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 positive everyone knows somebody who knows a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and knows that they will be absolutely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the cost, or that it isn’t 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, simply because it offers 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 favourite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Version graphics card. That may be a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be nice, and if that is what you want… then you are going to get a bloody implausible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.
And then let’s face it: you would not tell the distinction between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. In case you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you are going to tell the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Dwelling Alone… I do not think so.
ASUS loses massive points with the shortage of efficiency positive aspects 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 goes to be one in your collection.