The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, but earlier than 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 prone to be the best efficiency card of the era, 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, in 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 memory and again runs on a 384-bit memory bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its memory slightly faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an unbelievable 1 TB/s of whole bandwidth.

Base and boost 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 enhances listed here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely highly effective 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 creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out more within the efficiency section, but measured in TFLOPs, here’s how it breaks down:

forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), 78 RT-TFLOPS (up from 69), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +13% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree leap this era, these percentages are a bit slight but typically in line. In contrast, 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 done, but it’s done… I wished to incorporate overclocking results but they’ll come tomorrow, to see simply how far we are able to 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, offering NVIDIA’s easiest GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy madness, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X memory that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of memory 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 appears absolutely attractive, but I do query the need for the massive dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI offers the same efficiency with its customized 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) but hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Power Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… but the brand new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single 16-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the brand new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which you do not have? Nicely, that is why you’ll use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe energy connector to three x eight-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU would possibly have the ability to handle it, but I’d recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX forty series GPUs right around the nook, and man they’ll need all the facility they will get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with 80 PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally seems to be nice, with MSI utilizing 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 is able to deliver clean currents underneath heavy loads… making it good 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 5.0 specification… for even greater-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti critiques, starting here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will also be utilizing the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition, and the brand 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 complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores compared to 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 but 336 Textures Items (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 memory interface — but with an enormous change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with up to 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

However, I’ve overclocked every customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve obtained — earlier than, and leading up into this review — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the last 12 months or more.

Another large improve over the RTX 3090 is that the brand new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-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 near 10-12 months-previous TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… but it’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it ought to’ve been referred to as that, so I can’t be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I could, I’ve the results lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but nobody in their right mind nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so they have RT + DLSS… right?!

Detailed Look

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 totally large, and will command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: if you happen to’re buying one thing this good, you are 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 simply seems to be like one thing else. There’s not much different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, apart from a superb chunk more energy (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.

ASUS is going with an AIO cooler that’s attached — moderately cheaply I might add, I truly expected… no wished more from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.

This implies instead of the cardboard being a huge 3.5-slot or larger four-slot GPU, it can be simply 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 commands up to 500W or so of power. You may simply pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out on your PSU if you’re purchasing around.

ASUS does nice work with changing up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, because 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 obtained 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 more “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz will be fed by HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check 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 3-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.

That is plenty of CPU energy and offers an excellent improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be utilizing previously.

I can be upgrading this system in a couple of months, and maybe running it side-by-side with the brand new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am utilizing one inside of 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 companion of mine to help construct out my programs, 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 a huge 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a good companion of mine for a couple of years now, offering their large 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens 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 one thing since you’ve obtained a 360FPS show, then sure. But for probably the most half you don’t need to spend one of these money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is where the actual enjoyable begins: 2560 x 1440. In a flagship game like CD PROJEKT RED’s masterpiece Cyberpunk 2077, with the ASUS ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti whizzing together with 98FPS average at 1440p… compared to the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You are going to be speeding along at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ if you happen to turned RT and enabled DLSS in a beautiful-wanting game like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no difficulty for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates here as well.

4K gaming is where 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 average, but the brand new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you can 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 Edition (a good leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS average every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-friendly Murderer’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 enjoying Warzone and Overwatch on the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card (and till 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 is the ultimate GPU.

I actually squeezed more 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 each of the brand new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking leads to the following 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Scorching, What’s Not

What’s Scorching
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 all the way down to sub 60C during benching and gaming sessions. It’s a bulky AIO cooler and I do not know if I might personally buy this, but you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

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

The perfect GPU on the planet: In order for you 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 — offering blistering efficiency in every game, every resolution, and each check you can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

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

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, while clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when stressed, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-faster GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS includes not one, but two 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 dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not only is probably the most highly effective GPU right now, but it has among the strongest show connectivity, too.

The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am 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 choice because it was released, but now that honor goes to the brand new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially if you’re enjoying a game with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you’re gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… as soon as again, especially if you happen to’ve obtained DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X memory 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 without a single word about why it was delayed by two entire months.

16-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS makes use of the brand 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 up to 480-500W of energy consumption. But the brand new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO significantly better on the cardboard 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 nice for mining: No Lite Hash Price (LHR) gimping here, you’ve obtained the complete crypto mining efficiency here with the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please do not 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 actually dropped the ball within the noise division 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 if you’re spending this kinda money on a GPU.

Last Thoughts

ASUS delivers because it at all times does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the brand new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving every dial to 11, and then some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… but it actually wasn’t worth it in the long run — until you love that style.

Personally, I do love the model of the cardboard, however the bulky AIO cooler is annoying. It doesn’t provide any extra efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I simply completed reviewing. I anticipated the ASUS to stroll throughout it… and at this stage where the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “stroll throughout” is one other 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all the model, and it has that huge AIO cooler… but 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. In order for you depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition has your back.

Right out of the field you are going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of around fifty five-60C underneath gaming and benchmarking loads, while the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This can be a HUUUUGE difference to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory 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 after I was benchmarking and gaming than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Ehhh.

ASUS has its fans and I am positive 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 absolutely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the fee, or that it isn’t the easiest RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.

I would not recommend the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, just because it offers no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are superior, but not superior sufficient to have a huge AIO cooler installed 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 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 may be a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be nice, and if that’s what you want… then you are going to get a bloody incredible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you wouldn’t tell 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 tell the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the words of Kevin McCallister from House Alone… I do not suppose so.

ASUS loses massive factors with the shortage of efficiency good points over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge bulky AIO cooler. If you’re an enormous ROG fanatic then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one for your collection.