The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, however before we dive into specifics, let’s study the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the very best 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, in contrast, has 10,496 CUDA cores, 82 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 memory and again runs on a 384-bit memory bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its memory slightly quicker, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unimaginable 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 lift clock of 1.7GHz, the RTX 3090 Ti ups that to 1.67GHz and 1.86GHz respectively.

Even with out crunching the chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that boosts here 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 material creation, and that’s the most important place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra within the efficiency section, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way 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, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-stage soar this technology, these percentages are a bit slight however usually 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 completed, nevertheless it’s done… I needed to include overclocking results however they are going to 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, offering NVIDIA’s easiest GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy insanity, 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 boundaries with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody frightened 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 it all with a card that looks completely gorgeous, however I do query the need for the huge dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI offers the identical efficiency with its customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it is purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are larger (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Energy Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very completely different to the previous flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… however the new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single 16-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which you don’t have? Nicely, that’s why you may use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe energy connector to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU would possibly be able to deal with it, however I’d counsel looking 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’ll want all the facility they can get.

That’s why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy supply, pumping 1000W of energy with 80 PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It also seems to be great, with MSI using patterns that can 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 deliver clear currents below 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” as it meets the new requirements for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even larger-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, beginning here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will even be using 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 using the complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores compared to the ten,496 CUDA cores on the identical (GA102 GPU) because the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the identical 82 RT cores however 336 Textures Items (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti because the previous GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit memory interface — however with a giant change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — providing it with as much as 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nevertheless, I’ve overclocked every customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve got — before, and leading up into this review — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the final yr or more.

One other huge improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-ready energy connector with as much as 450W obtainable on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its close to 10-yr-previous TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… nevertheless it’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then possibly it ought to’ve been known as that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (although I might, I’ve the outcomes lately tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however no one in their right mind still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU in order that they have RT + DLSS… right?!

Detailed Look

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 totally huge, and will command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: should you’re shopping for one thing this good, you are going to showcase the box as well. I do, as a result of I like it 😉

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

ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that is connected — fairly cheaply I would add, I truly expected… no needed extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This implies as a substitute of the cardboard being an enormous 3.5-slot or bigger four-slot GPU, it may be just over a dual-slot card… and radically decreased GPU temps to boot.

The new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and instructions as much as 500W or so of power. You may simply pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out on your PSU while you’re procuring around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, as 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 got here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to people — and it is also extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz can be fed by way of HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check System Specifications

The biggest 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 as much as 4.8GHz.

That’s loads of CPU energy and affords an awesome improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.

I can be upgrading this method in a few months, and possibly running it aspect-by-aspect with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m using 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 latest accomplice of mine to assist build out my techniques, 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 affords 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a tight accomplice of mine for a few years now, providing their huge 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m using of them at the moment, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Efficiency Thoughts

Please, please, please… don’t purchase the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I mean, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing since you’ve got a 360FPS display, then sure. But for essentially the most part you need not spend one of these money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is the place the true 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+ should you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a wonderful-wanting sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no concern for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

4K gaming is the place the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti shines.

Previously, NVIDIA still owned the efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its previous 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 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 average every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-pleasant Assassin’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 playing 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 better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the ultimate GPU.

I really 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 subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Hot, What’s Not

What’s Hot
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some great work here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I don’t know if I’d personally purchase this, however 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 precise graphics card… not a lot 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 every sport, every resolution, and each check you may throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that is until Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

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

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, whereas clocked quicker: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at as much as 110C when confused, 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 consists of 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 another HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS consists of dual 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 highly effective GPU right now, nevertheless it has among the strongest display connectivity, too.

The most effective GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m 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 selection since 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 playing a sport with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by way of HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… once again, especially should you’ve got DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X memory and new RTX 3090 Ti is here to rock your 8K gaming world.

It’s lastly here: NVIDIA was meant to launch their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at the finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti and not using a single word about why it was delayed by complete months.

16-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS makes use of the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector on its customized ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors and as much as 480-500W of energy consumption. But the new 16-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 Fee (LHR) gimping here, you’ve got got the complete crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please do not go out and purchase a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti playing 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 division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it finally ends up making extra 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.

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 Edition driving every dial to 11, and then some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… nevertheless it really wasn’t worth it in the long run — unless you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the model of the cardboard, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It does not present any extra 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 throughout it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is only some 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 vast AIO cooler… however 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 memory at 22.5Gbps. If you would like wicked 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 below gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But sadly — and it is 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 fans and I’m positive everyone knows someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and is aware of that they’ll be completely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the price, or that it is not the easiest 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, just because it affords no efficiency 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 installed 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 reminds me a lot of my favorite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Edition graphics card. That is a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be great, and if that’s 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 inform the difference between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you suppose you are going to inform the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Residence Alone… I don’t suppose so.

ASUS loses big points with the shortage of efficiency features over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. Should you’re a giant ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one on your collection.