The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an fascinating card, however before we dive into specifics, let’s examine the GPU itself, we could? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this 12 months, RTX 3090 Ti is 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, eighty four 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.

Just like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and once more 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 unbelievable 1 TB/s of total bandwidth.

Base and enhance clocks have additionally been improved. Where the RTX 3090 had a base clock of 1.4GHz and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, the RTX 3090 Ti ups that to 1.67GHz and 1.86GHz respectively.

Even without 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 cup 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 more in the efficiency part, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from sixty nine), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree leap this technology, these percentages are a bit slight however usually in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti superior the RTX 3080 with 13% more shader TFLOPS, 15% more RT TFLOPS, and 18% more tensor TFLOPS.
I have been scrambling to get it finished, but it surely’s done… I needed to include overclocking results however they will come tomorrow, to see just how far we are able to push the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti.

ASUS has unleashed its very fastest graphics card with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, offering NVIDIA’s very best GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of reminiscence bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing the whole lot to the limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody apprehensive 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 absolutely gorgeous, however I do question the necessity for the huge twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI provides the identical 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 greater (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 different to the previous 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 sixteen-pin PCIe power connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Nicely, that is why you may use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to 3 x eight-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU may be capable of handle it, however I’d suggest looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX 40 series GPUs right across the corner, and man they are going to want all the facility they’ll get.

That’s why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally seems great, with MSI utilizing patterns that can 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 will ship clean currents under 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 new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.zero specification… for even greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, starting 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 Version, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that needs to 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 other tweaks, with the identical eighty two RT cores however 336 Textures Models (328 TUs on the RTX 3090).

There’s the identical 24GB of GDDR6X on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti as the previous GeForce RTX 3090, on the identical 384-bit reminiscence interface — however with a giant 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.

However, I’ve overclocked each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve bought — before, and leading up into this evaluate — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the last 12 months or more.

One other big improve over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-pin PCIe 5.zero-ready power connector with up to 450W accessible on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its close to 10-12 months-old TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it surely’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 should’ve been known as that, so I can’t be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I could, I have the results not too long ago examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however no one of their right thoughts 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 Version graphics card in a field worthy of the facility of the GPU inside. The field is completely big, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: if you’re shopping for something this good, you’re going to showcase the field as well. I do, because I adore it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just seems 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, apart from a superb chunk more power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that’s attached — somewhat cheaply I would add, I truly expected… no needed more from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This means as an alternative of the card being an enormous 3.5-slot or bigger four-slot GPU, it may be just over a twin-slot card… and radically diminished GPU temps to boot.

The new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to 3 x eight-pin PCIe power connectors and commands up to 500W or so of power. You will easily pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful in your PSU once you’re shopping around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, because it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other 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 folks — and it is also more “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz could be fed by way of 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 up to 4.8GHz.

That’s plenty of CPU power and offers an ideal improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be utilizing previously.

I might be upgrading this technique in a couple of months, and possibly operating it aspect-by-aspect with the 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 a couple of months ago, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the newest associate of mine to help build out my methods, sending me oodles of the fastest 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 decent associate of mine for a couple of years now, providing their big 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am utilizing of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Efficiency Ideas

Please, please, please… don’t buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I mean, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or something since you’ve bought a 360FPS show, then sure. But for the most half you need not spend this type of money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is where the true enjoyable 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 speeding alongside at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ if you turned RT and enabled DLSS in an exquisite-trying recreation 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 where 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 common, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you’ll be able to 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 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 have 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 inside 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 higher than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the final word GPU.

I truly 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 leads to the next 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 here with the AIO cooler… reducing the GPU temps down to sub 60C during benching and gaming sessions. It is a cumbersome 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.

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

The perfect GPU on the planet: If you want the fastest 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 recreation, each resolution, and every test you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had tremendous-quick 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 up to 110C when pressured, 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 just 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS includes not one, however HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor as well as one other HDMI 2.1-powered show, ASUS includes twin HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not only is the most powerful GPU right now, but it surely has a few 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 77-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of selection because it was launched, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Incredible stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly once you’re playing a recreation with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by way of HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… once once more, particularly if you’ve bought DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick 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 at the finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single phrase about why it was delayed by complete months.

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

Better 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 Price (LHR) gimping here, you have bought the total crypto mining efficiency here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that matters, of course. Please don’t exit and buy a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti 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 more noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good once you’re spending this kinda money on a GPU.

Remaining Ideas

ASUS delivers because it always does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving each dial to 11, after which some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… but it surely actually wasn’t value it ultimately — unless you love that style.

Personally, I do love the style of the card, but 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 just completed reviewing. I expected the ASUS to stroll all over it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is only 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 the style, and it has that massive 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 reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. If you want depraved 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 under gaming and benchmarking masses, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at round 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE difference 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 when I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its followers and I am positive we all know someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and is aware of that they’ll be absolutely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the price, or that it is not the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I wouldn’t advocate 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 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 custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That is a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems great, and if that is what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody unbelievable RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you would not inform the difference between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you’re going to inform the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from House Alone… I do not assume so.

ASUS loses huge factors with the shortage of efficiency beneficial properties over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. In the event you’re a giant ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one for your collection.