The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, however earlier than 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 more 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, 84 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.four% more shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.
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 permits it to hit an unbelievable 1 TB/s of total bandwidth.
Base and boost clocks have also 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 percentages, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that boosts listed below are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an incredibly highly effective 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 largest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out more within the efficiency part, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:
40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from 69), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-stage bounce this technology, those percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. Against this, 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 achieved, however it’s done… I wished to include overclocking results however they’ll come tomorrow, to see just how far we can 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 energy 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 every thing to the limits 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, plenty of efficiency for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.
ASUS does all of it with a card that looks completely attractive, however I do query the necessity 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 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 Energy Connector
NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very totally different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… however the new RTX 3090 Ti uses 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? Well, that’s why you may use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU may have the ability to handle it, however I might counsel looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX 40 sequence GPUs proper across the nook, and man they will need all the facility they’ll get.
That is why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with 80 PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It also appears nice, with MSI utilizing 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 will ship clean 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 can be “future-proof” because it meets the new requirements 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 will even 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 must 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 in comparison with the 10,496 CUDA cores on the identical (GA102 GPU) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are different tweaks, with the identical eighty two RT cores however 336 Textures Units (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).
There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti as the earlier GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit reminiscence interface — however with a big change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with up to 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.
Nonetheless, I’ve overclocked each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve bought — earlier than, and main up into this assessment — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and enjoyed 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the final 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.zero-prepared energy connector with up to 450W out there on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its close to 10-yr-outdated TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… however 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 (although I could, I’ve the results lately tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however nobody in their proper thoughts still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 sequence GPU so they have RT + DLSS… proper?!
ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card in a field worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The field is absolutely enormous, and can command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: when you’re buying something this good, you’re 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 Edition just 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, apart from a great chunk more energy (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.
ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that’s attached — quite cheaply I might add, I really expected… no wished more from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.
This implies as a substitute of the card being an enormous 3.5-slot or greater four-slot GPU, it can be just over a twin-slot card… and radically reduced GPU temps to boot.
The brand new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You may easily pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful in your PSU while 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 sequence GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve bought here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) doesn’t have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to people — and it is also more “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz can be fed by HDMI 2.1.
Anthony’s GPU Test System Specifications
The largest improve to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, offering 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen 3-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.
That is plenty of CPU energy and gives an ideal improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.
I can be upgrading this technique in a few months, and perhaps running it facet-by-facet with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m utilizing one inside of the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a few months in the past, and man the 12900K is like the Godzilla of CPUs.
Sabrent is the newest companion of mine to help construct out my systems, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m utilizing Sabrent’s flagship Rocket four Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which gives 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.
ASUS has been a decent companion of mine for a few years now, offering their enormous forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m utilizing of them for the time being, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.
Please, please, please… don’t purchase the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you wish to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or something because you’ve bought a 360FPS display, then sure. But for the most half you don’t need to spend this kind of money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, that is the place 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 common at 1440p… in comparison with 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+ when you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a gorgeous-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 the place 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, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you may 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 (a good leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-pleasant Murderer’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 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 may be nothing higher than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It is 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’ll be re-reviewing both of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking results in the following 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy 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… lowering the GPU temps down to sub 60C during benching and gaming sessions. It is a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I’d personally purchase this, however you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.
Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It appears FANTASTIC, a minimum of the actual graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.
The perfect GPU on the planet: If you want 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 — offering blistering efficiency in each sport, each resolution, and each check you may throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s until 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 easily — however now 21Gbps is obtainable as default.
24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, whereas clocked quicker: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when stressed, 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 65-70C 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 in addition to one other HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS includes twin 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 proper now, however it has some of the strongest display connectivity, too.
The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m 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 because it was released, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially while you’re enjoying a sport with DLSS enabled.
The only GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… once again, especially when you’ve bought DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X reminiscence and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.
It is finally here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single word about why it was delayed by whole months.
sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS uses the new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and up to 480-500W of energy consumption. But the new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO a lot better on the card itself.
Higher 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 Rate (LHR) gimping here, you’ve got bought the total crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please do not go out and purchase a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?
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 more noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good while you’re spending this kinda money on a GPU.
ASUS delivers because it all the time does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving each dial to eleven, and then some — I imply it has an enormous AIO on it… however it really wasn’t price it ultimately — except you love that style.
Personally, I do love the model of the card, however the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t present any additional efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to stroll all over it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS quicker 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 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 was reaching partitions on the GDDR6X reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. If you want depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition has your back.
Proper out of the field 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. This can be a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
But sadly — and this 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 followers and I’m positive we all know someone who knows a ROG fan or fanatic in their social circle, and knows that they’re going to be completely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the fee, or that it is not the easiest 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, just because it gives 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’s louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.
From a pure aesthetics perspective, the new GPU jogs my memory a lot of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition graphics card. That could be a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It appears nice, and if that’s 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 would not tell the distinction between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you suppose you’re going to tell the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Dwelling Alone… I do not suppose 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. In case you’re a big ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card goes to be one for your collection.