The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, however earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s study the GPU itself, lets? With the RTX 4000 collection rumored to debut this year, RTX 3090 Ti is prone to be the highest performance card of the technology, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options 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 2.4% extra shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Just 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 permits it to hit an unbelievable 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 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 enhances here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an incredibly highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that glass ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly supposed 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 section, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way 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, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree soar this technology, these percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. By contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti superior 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, but it’s done… I needed to incorporate overclocking results however they’ll come tomorrow, to see simply 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 best GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power madness, 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 limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone nervous 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 all of it with a card that appears completely beautiful, however I do question the need for the huge twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides 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 increased (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero Power Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very completely different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… however the new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of 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? Effectively, that’s why you’ll use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU would possibly be capable to handle it, however I’d recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX 40 collection GPUs right around the corner, and man they are going to want all the ability they will get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power provide, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally appears to be like nice, with MSI using patterns that can be infused beautifully — 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 clear currents below heavy loads… making it good for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU can be “future-proof” as it meets the new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.zero specification… for even increased-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti reviews, beginning 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 should 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 other tweaks, with the same eighty two RT cores however 336 Textures Items (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 memory interface — however with an enormous change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with as much as 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

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

Another huge upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero-ready 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’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based mostly TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.

And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it ought to’ve been known as that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (regardless that I might, I’ve the results lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however no one in their right thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a new RTX 30 collection GPU so they have RT + DLSS… right?!

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 totally huge, and will command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in case you’re shopping for one thing this good, you’re going to showcase the field as well. I do, as a result of I find it irresistible 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version simply appears to be like like one thing else. There’s not much completely different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, apart from an excellent chunk extra power (as much as 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that’s hooked up — somewhat cheaply I’d add, I really expected… no needed extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This means as an alternative of the card being an enormous 3.5-slot or larger 4-slot GPU, it may be simply over a twin-slot card… and radically decreased GPU temps to boot.

The brand 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’ll easily pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU when you’re purchasing around.

ASUS does nice work with altering up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, as it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve received here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) doesn’t have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to folks — and it is also extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz could be fed via HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Take a look at System Specifications

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 affords an ideal upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was using previously.

I will be upgrading this method in a number of months, and maybe working it side-by-side with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am using one within 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 most recent companion of mine to help construct out my systems, sending me oodles of the fastest 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 an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a good companion of mine for a number of years now, offering their huge 43-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.

Performance Thoughts

Please, please, please… do not purchase the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing since you’ve received a 360FPS show, then sure. But for probably the most part you need not spend this sort of 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 together with 98FPS average at 1440p… compared to the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be speeding along at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in case you turned RT and enabled DLSS in an exquisite-wanting sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no issue 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 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 every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-pleasant Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, compared to the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (similar 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 till I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti within 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 may be nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the ultimate 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 each of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking results in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.

What’s Sizzling, What’s Not

What’s Sizzling
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some nice work here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It is a cumbersome AIO cooler and I don’t know if I’d personally purchase this, however you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

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

The perfect GPU on the planet: In order for you 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 — providing blistering performance in each sport, each decision, and each check you can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X memory on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-fast GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090, which was clocked at 19.5Gbps — and overclocked to 21Gbps easily — however 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 stressed, 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 sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS includes not one, however HDMI 2.1 ports: If you wish to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as another HDMI 2.1-powered show, ASUS includes twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not only is probably the most highly effective GPU right now, but it has a few of the strongest show connectivity, too.

The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am an enormous advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally personal a 77-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of alternative since it was launched, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially when you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a new TV via HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… as soon as again, especially in case you’ve received DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It’s finally here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single word about why it was delayed by total months.

sixteen-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS makes use of the new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector on its custom 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. But the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO much better on the card itself.

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

Not LHR, so nice for mining: No Lite Hash Fee (LHR) gimping here, you’ve received the full crypto mining performance here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not exit 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 really dropped the ball within the noise department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it 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 Thoughts

ASUS delivers as it all the time does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving each dial to 11, after which some — I imply it has an enormous AIO on it… but it really wasn’t price it ultimately — until you like that style.

Personally, I do love the fashion of the card, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t provide any extra performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I simply completed 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 fashion, and it has that vast AIO cooler… however we’re already at our limits here. You won’t push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I was reaching walls on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. In order for you 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 take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C below gaming and benchmarking masses, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But sadly — and this can be a large, sadly — 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 followers and I am sure everyone knows someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and is aware of that they’re going to be completely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the fee, or that it’s not the very best 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 affords no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are superior, however not superior sufficient to have an enormous 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 a lot of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 collection 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 to be like nice, and if that’s what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody implausible 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’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you’re going to tell the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I don’t think so.

ASUS loses massive factors with the lack of performance gains over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. When you’re an enormous ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one to your collection.