The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, however earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 collection rumored to debut this year, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the 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, against this, has 10,496 CUDA cores, eighty two 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 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 incredible 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.

Base and enhance 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 percentages, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an incredibly powerful card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that tumbler ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly supposed for 4K and content creation, and that’s the most important place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra in the efficiency part, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-stage jump this technology, these percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti superior the RTX 3080 with 13% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it done, however it’s done… I wished to incorporate overclocking results however they will come tomorrow, to see simply how far we will push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very quickest graphics card with the brand new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, offering NVIDIA’s 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 part to the boundaries 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, plenty of efficiency for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does it all with a card that looks completely attractive, however I do query the need for the large twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides 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 increased (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your thing 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 thing very totally different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… however the brand new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which you don’t have? Properly, that’s why you will use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU would possibly be capable to handle it, however I would counsel looking at upgrading your PSU for the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX 40 collection GPUs proper around the corner, and man they are going to need all the ability they’ll get.

That’s why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with 80 PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally looks nice, with MSI utilizing patterns that can be infused fantastically — 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 can ship clean currents below heavy loads… making it excellent 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 brand 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 utilizing the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version, and the brand 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 complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores in comparison with the ten,496 CUDA cores on the same (GA102 GPU) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the same eighty two 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 a big change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with as much as 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

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

One other big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the brand new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero-prepared energy connector with as much as 450W obtainable 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… however it’s changing 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 should’ve been known as that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I may, I’ve the outcomes just lately tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however nobody in their proper thoughts nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a new RTX 30 collection GPU so they have RT + DLSS… proper?!

Detailed Look

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

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version simply looks like something else. There’s not a lot totally different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, apart from a superb chunk extra energy (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 — quite cheaply I’d add, I truly expected… no wished 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 larger four-slot GPU, it can be simply over a twin-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.

The brand new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and commands as much as 500W or so of power. You may easily pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU if you’re shopping around.

ASUS does nice work with changing up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other 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 issues to individuals — and additionally it is extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz could be fed through HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Test System Specifications

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 as much as 4.8GHz.

That’s plenty of CPU energy and gives an amazing improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.

I shall be upgrading this system in just a few months, and perhaps operating it side-by-side with the brand new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am utilizing one inside the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed just a few months in the past, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the most recent accomplice of mine to help 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 gives 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a decent accomplice of mine for just a few years now, offering their big forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming monitors for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am utilizing two of them in the mean time, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Efficiency Thoughts

Please, please, please… do not buy the brand 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 received a 360FPS show, then sure. But for the most part you needn’t spend such a cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, this is the place the actual fun begins: 2560 x 1440. In a flagship recreation like CD PROJEKT RED’s masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, with the ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti whizzing together with 98FPS common at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You are going to be dashing along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in case you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a phenomenal-trying recreation like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no challenge for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

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

Previously, 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 brand new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper as much as 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you’ll be able to get pleasure from 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 common every). NVIDIA passes AMD in the Radeon-friendly Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the brand new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (equivalent to the RTX 3090, too).

I’ve been taking part in Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card (and until I put the ASUS RTX 3090 Ti inside 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 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 will be re-reviewing each of the brand new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in 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 nice work here with the AIO cooler… lowering the GPU temps down to sub 60C during 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.

Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It looks FANTASTIC, a minimum of the actual graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

The perfect GPU on the planet: In order for you 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 recreation, every resolution, and each check you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in 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 easily — however now 21Gbps is obtainable 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 as much as 110C when burdened, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C immediately when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-quicker GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS consists of not one, however two 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 show, ASUS consists of twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is the most powerful GPU proper now, however it has a number of the strongest show connectivity, too.

The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a massive advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally own a seventy seven-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 brand new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially if you’re taking part in a recreation with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a new TV through HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… as soon as again, especially in case you’ve received 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 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 two total months.

sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS makes use of the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe energy connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and as much as 480-500W of energy consumption. But the brand new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO a lot better on the cardboard 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 have received the complete crypto mining efficiency here with the brand 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?

What’s Not

Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS actually dropped the ball in the noise division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it ends up making extra noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good if you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Closing Thoughts

ASUS delivers because it always does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the brand new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving every dial to eleven, and then some — I imply it has an enormous AIO on it… however it actually wasn’t price it in the end — except you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the style of the cardboard, however the cumbersome 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 simply 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 one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the style, and it has that vast AIO cooler… however we’re already at our limits here. You will not push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I was reaching walls on the GDDR6X reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. In order for you 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 get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C below gaming and benchmarking masses, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at around 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But unfortunately — and this is a large, unfortunately — the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti was louder for me after I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its followers and I am sure we all know somebody who is aware of a ROG fan or fanatic in their social circle, and is aware of that they will be completely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the fee, or that it is not the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I would not suggest the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it gives no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, however not awesome enough 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 brand new GPU reminds me so much of my favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 collection GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Version graphics card. That may be a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It looks nice, and if that’s what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody improbable RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

After which let’s face it: you wouldn’t inform 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 inform the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I do not suppose so.

ASUS loses big factors with the lack of efficiency positive aspects 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 a big ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one for your collection.