The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an fascinating card, however earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, lets? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this 12 months, RTX 3090 Ti is likely to be the very best performance card of the era, 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, 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 reminiscence and once more runs on a 384-bit reminiscence bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its reminiscence barely sooner, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.

Base and boost clocks have additionally 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 with out crunching the odds, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces 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 meant 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 within the performance part, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:

forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree bounce this era, these percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. In contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with thirteen% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it accomplished, nevertheless it’s done… I wanted to include overclocking results however they are going to 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, providing NVIDIA’s highest GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power 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 everybody apprehensive 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, plenty of performance for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does it all with a card that looks absolutely gorgeous, however I do question the necessity for the massive twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides the same performance 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 greater (70-72C) however 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 totally different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… however 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 don’t have? Properly, that is why you will use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU might be able to handle it, however I might recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX forty series GPUs right around the corner, and man they’ll need all the power they’ll get.

That is why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally appears great, with MSI using patterns that can 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 can ship clean currents beneath heavy loads… making it good 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 greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, starting 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 must be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is using the full GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores compared to the ten,496 CUDA cores on the same (GA102 GPU) because the GeForce RTX 3090. There are different tweaks, with the same eighty two RT cores however 336 Textures Models (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the same 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti because the earlier GeForce RTX 3090, on the same 384-bit reminiscence interface — however with an enormous 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 every customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve bought — earlier than, and main up into this evaluate — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the last 12 months 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 power connector with as much as 450W available on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its near 10-12 months-previous TITAN RTX, and certain it kinda is… nevertheless it’s replacing 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 ought to’ve been known as that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I may, I have the results lately tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however nobody of their right mind still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so that they have RT + DLSS… right?!

Detailed Look

ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card in a box worthy of the power of the GPU inside. The box is totally enormous, and will command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: when you’re shopping for something this good, you’re going to showcase the box as well. I do, as a result of I adore it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version simply appears like something else. There’s not much totally different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than an excellent chunk extra 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 attached — fairly cheaply I’d add, I actually expected… no wanted extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This implies as a substitute of the cardboard being a huge 3.5-slot or greater 4-slot GPU, it may be simply over a twin-slot card… and radically decreased GPU temps to boot.

The new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and commands as much as 500W or so of power. You may simply pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out on your PSU when 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, 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 bought here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to folks — and additionally it is extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz may be fed through HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Take a look at System Specifications

The biggest 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 is plenty of CPU power and affords an ideal improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.

I can 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 in the past, and man the 12900K is like the Godzilla of CPUs.

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

ASUS has been a decent partner 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 am using of them at the moment, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Efficiency Ideas

Please, please, please… don’t buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you wish to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or something since you’ve bought a 360FPS display, then sure. However for essentially the most half you need not spend one of these cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

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

You are going to be speeding alongside at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ when you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a stupendous-wanting sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no challenge 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 earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS average, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right as much as 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you possibly 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 decent 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, compared to the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (an identical to the RTX 3090, too).

I’ve 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 of 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 truly 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’ll 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 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… decreasing the GPU temps right down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I do not know if I might personally buy this, however you do get some wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.

Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It appears FANTASTIC, not less than the actual graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

One of the best GPU on the planet: If you would like the quickest 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 every sport, every decision, and every take a look at you possibly can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The quickest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-fast GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps simply — however now 21Gbps is offered as default.

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, whereas clocked sooner: 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 instantly when mining. However now… the 24GB of even-sooner GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains not one, however HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor in addition to 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 essentially the most powerful GPU right now, nevertheless it has some of the strongest display connectivity, too.

One of the best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a large 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 released, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially when you’re playing a sport with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: In case you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV through HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… once once more, especially when you’ve bought DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-fast GDDR6X reminiscence 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 end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti without a single word about why it was delayed by entire months.

sixteen-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS uses the new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector on its customized ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and as much as 480-500W of power consumption. However the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO significantly 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 Charge (LHR) gimping here, you’ve bought the full crypto mining performance 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 really dropped the ball within the noise department 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 when you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Ultimate 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 eleven, after which some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… nevertheless it really wasn’t value it ultimately — unless you love that style.

Personally, I do love the type of the cardboard, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It does not present any further performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I simply finished reviewing. I anticipated the ASUS to stroll all over it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS sooner than the RTX 3090… “stroll all over” is one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all of the type, and it has that massive AIO cooler… however we’re already at our limits here. You will not push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I used to be reaching partitions on the GDDR6X reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. If you would like wicked 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 take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of round 55-60C beneath gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at round 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

However unfortunately — and this is a huge, 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 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 at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the associated fee, or that it isn’t the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s 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, simply because it affords no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, however not awesome enough to have a huge AIO cooler put in 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 so much of my favorite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Version graphics card. That could be a totally-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It appears great, and if that is what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody fantastic RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

After which let’s face it: you wouldn’t tell the difference between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. In case you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you’re going to tell the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the phrases of Kevin McCallister from House Alone… I do not think so.

ASUS loses huge points with the dearth of performance beneficial properties over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge cumbersome AIO cooler. If you’re an enormous ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card is going to be one to your collection.