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 series rumored to debut this year, RTX 3090 Ti is prone to be the highest efficiency card of the generation, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, eighty four ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, in contrast, has 10,496 CUDA cores, 82 ray tracing cores, and 328 tensor cores. In percentages, that’s 2.four% more shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.
Just like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and again runs on a 384-bit reminiscence bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its reminiscence slightly quicker, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unimaginable 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 without crunching the chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that boosts listed 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 intended for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out more within the efficiency section, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:
forty 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 bounce this generation, these percentages are a bit slight however usually in line. By contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with 13% more shader TFLOPS, 15% more RT TFLOPS, and 18% more tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it finished, but it’s done… I wished to include overclocking outcomes however they’ll come tomorrow, to see just 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 very best GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power madness, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence that’s now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of reminiscence bandwidth.
NVIDIA is pushing all the things to the limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody worried 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 attractive, however I do question the necessity for the large twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI supplies the same efficiency with its custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it is purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are higher (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.
New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Power 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… however the new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single 16-pin PCIe power connector.
But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which you don’t have? Nicely, that’s why you’ll use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe power connector to three x eight-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU may be capable of 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 nook, and man they will need all the facility 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 utilizing patterns that may 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 is able to ship clean currents underneath 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, starting here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will also be utilizing the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition, 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 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) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the same 82 RT cores however 336 Textures Units (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).
There’s the same 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti as the earlier GeForce RTX 3090, on the same 384-bit reminiscence interface — however with an enormous change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — providing it with up to 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.
Nevertheless, I’ve overclocked each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve acquired — earlier than, and main up into this evaluation — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the final year or more.
One other large improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-ready power connector with up to 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-year-old TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based mostly TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.
And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it should’ve been referred to as that, so I will not 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 thoughts nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so they have RT + DLSS… right?!
ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card in a box worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The box is absolutely large, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: should you’re buying something this good, you are going to showcase the box as well. I do, as a result of I find it irresistible 😉
Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition just appears to be like like something else. There’s not a lot different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a great chunk more power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.
ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that’s connected — moderately cheaply I would add, I truly expected… no wished more from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.
This implies as an alternative of the card being an enormous 3.5-slot or greater four-slot GPU, it may be just over a twin-slot card… and radically reduced GPU temps to boot.
The new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to three x eight-pin PCIe power connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You will simply pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out on your PSU whenever you’re buying around.
ASUS does nice work with altering up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve acquired here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) would not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to people — and it is usually more “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, offering 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen three-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.
That is loads of CPU power and offers a fantastic improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be utilizing previously.
I will be upgrading this system in a couple of months, and perhaps operating it facet-by-facet with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am utilizing 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 most recent partner of mine to assist build out my systems, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am 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 good partner of mine for a couple of years now, providing their large forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am utilizing two of them at the moment, 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 acquired a 360FPS display, then sure. But for probably the most half you needn’t spend any such money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, that is where the real 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 speeding alongside at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ should you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a good looking-wanting sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no subject for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.
4K gaming is where the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti shines.
Beforehand, NVIDIA nonetheless owned the efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS common, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right 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 Edition (an honest leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). 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 enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card (and until I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti inside of 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’s nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last word GPU.
I actually squeezed more 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 results in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.
What’s Sizzling, What’s Not
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some nice work here with the AIO cooler… decreasing the GPU temps right down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It is a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I’d personally buy this, however you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.
Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It appears to be like FANTASTIC, no less than the actual graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.
The most effective GPU on the planet: If you would like 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 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 three later this year.
The quickest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had tremendous-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, while clocked quicker: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when careworn, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition hitting 110C immediately when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-quicker GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.
ASUS includes not one, however 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 includes twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is probably the most highly effective GPU right now, but it has a number of the strongest display connectivity, too.
The most effective GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a massive 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 choice because it was released, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially whenever you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.
The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by means of HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… as soon as again, especially should you’ve acquired DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X reminiscence and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.
It’s finally here: NVIDIA was meant to release their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti with no single phrase about why it was delayed by two entire months.
16-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS makes use of the new 16-pin PCIe power connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x eight-pin PCIe power connectors and up to 480-500W of power consumption. But the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO a lot better on the card 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 nice for mining: No Lite Hash Fee (LHR) gimping here, you’ve acquired the full crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please do not exit 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 really dropped the ball within the noise division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it ends up making more 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 at all times does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving each dial to 11, after which some — I imply it has an enormous AIO on it… but it really wasn’t price it in the long run — until you like that style.
Personally, I do love the model of the card, but the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It would not present any further efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just completed reviewing. I anticipated the ASUS to stroll throughout it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS quicker than the RTX 3090… “stroll throughout” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.
ASUS has all the model, 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 depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition has your back.
Right out of the box you are going to take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of around fifty five-60C underneath gaming and benchmarking loads, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at around 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
But 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 fans and I am positive we all know someone who knows a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and knows that they’ll be completely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the cost, or that it isn’t the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.
I wouldn’t suggest 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 superior, however not superior enough to have an enormous AIO cooler put in in my PC… or that it is louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.
From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU jogs my memory so much of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition graphics card. That may 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 are going to get a bloody fantastic RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.
And then let’s face it: you wouldn’t tell the distinction between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you are going to tell the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I do not assume so.
ASUS loses large points with the shortage of efficiency positive factors over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous bulky AIO cooler. If you’re an enormous ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one on your collection.