The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, however before 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 likely to be the highest performance card of the technology, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It features an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, eighty four ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, against this, has 10,496 CUDA cores, 82 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 slightly quicker, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unimaginable 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 chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that reinforces listed here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely powerful card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that tumbler ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly meant for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see performance gains. We’ll draw this out extra in the performance section, however measured in TFLOPs, right here’s how it breaks down:

forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree leap this technology, these percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. By 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 finished, however it’s done… I needed to include overclocking results however they may come tomorrow, to see just how far we can push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very fastest graphics card with the brand new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, providing NVIDIA’s perfect GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power 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 limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone nervous about GPU + GDDR6X temps… there’s nothing to worry 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 attractive, however I do query the need for the large dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI gives the identical 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 greater (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0 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 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… however the brand new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single sixteen-pin PCIe power connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Well, that’s why you’ll use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU might be capable to handle it, however I might counsel taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX forty collection GPUs right across the nook, and man they’re going to need all the ability they will get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally appears great, with MSI using patterns that may 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 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 brand new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti evaluations, beginning right here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I may also be using 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 must 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 identical (GA102 GPU) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the identical 82 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 memory interface — however with a big change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — providing it with up to 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nonetheless, I’ve overclocked every custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve bought — before, and main up into this assessment — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and enjoyed 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the last year or more.

Another big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the brand new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0-ready power 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 near 10-year-previous TITAN RTX, and sure it kinda is… however it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-primarily based TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then possibly it should’ve been referred to as that, so I will not be referring to the TITAN RTX (despite the fact that I could, I’ve the outcomes recently tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however nobody of their right thoughts nonetheless 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 big, and will command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: when you’re buying one thing this good, you’re going to showcase the field as well. I do, because I like it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just appears like one thing else. There’s not much totally different right here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a very good chunk extra power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

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

This means as an alternative of the card being a huge 3.5-slot or bigger 4-slot GPU, it may be just over a dual-slot card… and radically reduced GPU temps to boot.

The brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You will simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful in your PSU whenever you’re purchasing around.

ASUS does great 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 together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve bought right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) doesn’t have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to folks — and it is also extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz could be fed via HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Test System Specs

The largest improve to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, providing 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen 3-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.

That is plenty of CPU power and provides a fantastic improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was using previously.

I will be upgrading this system in a few months, and possibly operating it facet-by-facet with the brand new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m using one within the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a few months in the past, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the latest associate of mine to assist build out my methods, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m using Sabrent’s flagship Rocket 4 Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which provides 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with a huge 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a decent associate of mine for a few years now, providing their big 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m using two of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Thoughts

Please, please, please… don’t buy the brand 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 bought a 360FPS show, then sure. But for essentially the most part you don’t need to spend any such money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is the place the true 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 are going to be speeding along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ when you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a phenomenal-trying sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no challenge for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates right here as well.

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

Previously, NVIDIA nonetheless owned the performance 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… right up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you may enjoy 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 good leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). NVIDIA passes AMD in the Radeon-pleasant Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the brand new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, compared to the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (identical to the RTX 3090, too).

I’ve been playing 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 is nothing higher than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the ultimate GPU.

I truly 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 brand new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in the following 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power 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 right here with the AIO cooler… decreasing the GPU temps right down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I do not know if I’d personally buy this, however you do get some wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.

Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It appears FANTASTIC, at the very least the actual graphics card… not a lot the annoying AIO cooler.

The most effective GPU on the planet: If you need 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 every sport, every decision, and each take a look at you may throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that is till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The fastest 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, while clocked quicker: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when confused, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C instantly 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 consists of not one, however two HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as another HDMI 2.1-powered show, ASUS consists of dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 collection GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not only is essentially the most powerful GPU right now, however it has a number of the strongest show connectivity, too.

The most effective GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m a large 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 since it was launched, however now that honor goes to the brand new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially whenever you’re playing a sport with DLSS enabled.

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

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

sixteen-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS makes use of the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and up to 480-500W of power consumption. But the brand new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO significantly better on the card itself.

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

Not LHR, so great for mining: No Lite Hash Charge (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve got bought the full crypto mining performance right here with the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please don’t go out 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 really dropped the ball in the noise department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, because it finally ends up making extra 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.

Last Thoughts

ASUS delivers because it all the time 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, after which some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… however it really wasn’t value it in the long run — until you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the style of the card, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t present any extra performance over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to walk throughout it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS quicker than the RTX 3090… “walk throughout” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the style, and it has that huge AIO cooler… however we’re already at our limits here. You won’t push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I was reaching partitions on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. If you need wicked 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 enjoy chilly GPU temps of round fifty five-60C below gaming and benchmarking masses, while the GDDR6X memory runs at round 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

But unfortunately — and this is a huge, 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’m sure we all know someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and is aware of that they’re going to be completely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the fee, or that it is not the very best 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, simply because it provides no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are superior, however not superior enough to have a huge 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 brand new GPU jogs my memory a lot of my favourite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 collection GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Limited Version graphics card. That is a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It appears great, and if that is 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 inform the distinction between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you’re pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you’re going to inform the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Dwelling Alone… I do not assume so.

ASUS loses large factors with the shortage of performance beneficial properties over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge cumbersome AIO cooler. If you happen to’re a big ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card is going to be one in your collection.