The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, but before we dive into specifics, let’s study the GPU itself, we could? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this 12 months, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the very 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, against this, 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.
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 permits it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of total bandwidth.
Base and boost 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 with out crunching the odds, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances listed 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 meant for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the largest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra in the efficiency section, but measured in TFLOPs, right here’s the way 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 bounce this era, those percentages are a bit slight but usually in line. Against this, 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, but it surely’s done… I wanted to include overclocking results but they may come tomorrow, to see simply how far we are able to 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, providing NVIDIA’s absolute best 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 the whole lot to the limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone 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 all of it with a card that appears absolutely gorgeous, but I do query the need for the large dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI supplies the same efficiency 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 higher (70-72C) but hey, if GPU temps are your thing 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 thing very different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its custom RTX 3090 designs… but the new RTX 3090 Ti uses a single 16-pin PCIe power connector.
But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Properly, that’s why you may use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe power connector to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU would possibly have the ability to handle it, but I would recommend looking at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX forty series GPUs right across the nook, and man they’re going to want all the ability they can get.
That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with eighty PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally looks nice, with MSI utilizing patterns that may be infused superbly — 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 is able to deliver clean currents beneath 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 new standards for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even higher-wattage GPUs.
I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti reviews, beginning right 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 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 utilizing the complete GA102 on its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, with 10,752 CUDA cores in comparison with the 10,496 CUDA cores on the same (GA102 GPU) as the GeForce RTX 3090. There are other tweaks, with the same 82 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 each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve received — before, and main up into this overview — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth for the last 12 months or more.
One other big upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-prepared 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-outdated TITAN RTX, and certain it kinda is… but it surely’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based mostly TITAN RTX that never materialized.
And if this is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then possibly it should’ve been known as that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (although I may, I have the results not too long ago examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but no one in their right thoughts nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so that they have RT + DLSS… right?!
ASUS ships the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card in a box worthy of the ability of the GPU inside. The box is completely big, and can command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in case you’re shopping for one thing this good, you’re going to showcase the box as well. I do, because I adore it 😉
Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition simply looks like one thing else. There’s not a lot different right here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, aside from an excellent 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’s attached — moderately cheaply I might add, I really expected… no wanted extra from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.
This implies as a substitute of the card being a huge 3.5-slot or greater four-slot GPU, it may be simply over a dual-slot card… and radically diminished GPU temps to boot.
The new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and instructions up to 500W or so of power. You will easily pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU whenever you’re shopping around.
ASUS does nice work with altering 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 other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve received right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) would not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to people — and it is usually extra “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz could be fed by means of HDMI 2.1.
Anthony’s GPU Take a look at System Specs
The largest upgrade to the GPU testbed is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor, providing 12 cores and 24 threads of Zen three-powered CPU grunt at up to 4.8GHz.
That is plenty of CPU power and affords a fantastic upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.
I will likely be upgrading this method in a few months, and possibly operating it facet-by-facet with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I’m utilizing one inside of the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a few months ago, and man the 12900K is like the Godzilla of CPUs.
Sabrent is the most recent companion of mine to assist construct out my techniques, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I’m utilizing Sabrent’s flagship Rocket four Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which affords 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with a huge 4TB of capacity.
ASUS has been a good companion of mine for a few years now, offering their big 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I’m utilizing two of them in the meanwhile, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.
Please, please, please… do not purchase the 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 received a 360FPS show, then sure. But for the most part you don’t need to spend one of these money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, this is the place 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 common at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.
You’re going to be rushing along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ in case you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a phenomenal-wanting game like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no difficulty 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 efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS common, but the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you may 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 decent leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common each). NVIDIA passes AMD in the Radeon-friendly Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with 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 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 seventy seven-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 final word 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 will be re-reviewing each 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 Sizzling, What’s Not
Sub 60C temps on this monster GPU, holy cooling, ASUS: Yeah, ASUS did some nice work right here with the AIO cooler… lowering the GPU temps right down to sub 60C during benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I do not know if I’d personally purchase this, but you do get some wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.
Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It looks FANTASTIC, at least the precise graphics card… not a lot 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 — providing blistering efficiency in each game, each resolution, and every test you may 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 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 easily — but now 21Gbps is offered 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 up to 110C when pressured, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-quicker GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply sixty five-70C or so… chilly in comparison.
ASUS contains not one, but 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 contains dual 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 number of the strongest show connectivity, too.
The perfect GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I’m an enormous advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally personal a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of selection since it was launched, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly whenever you’re playing 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 means of HDMI 2.1 then you definitely’re all good to go… once again, particularly in case you’ve received 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 lastly right here: NVIDIA was meant to release their new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has launched the RTX 3090 Ti and not using a single word about why it was delayed by two complete months.
16-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS uses the new 16-pin PCIe power connector on its custom ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors and up to 480-500W of power consumption. But the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO significantly better on the card itself.
Higher than overclocked RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090: The new RTX 3090 Ti is right here to be your new king.
Not LHR, so nice for mining: No Lite Hash Charge (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve got received the complete crypto mining efficiency right here with the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… if that issues, of course. Please do not exit and purchase a bunch of RTX 3090 Ti cards for crypto mining farms, mmmkay?
Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS really dropped the ball in the noise division 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.
ASUS delivers because it at all times does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving each dial to eleven, after which some — I imply it has a huge AIO on it… but it surely really wasn’t value it in the end — until you’re keen on that style.
Personally, I do love the type of the card, but the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It would not present 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 all over it… and at this stage the place 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 of the type, and it has that vast AIO cooler… but we’re already at our limits here. You will not push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I was reaching partitions on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. In order for you 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’re going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of around 55-60C beneath gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at around 64C average. This can be a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
But unfortunately — and it is a large, unfortunately — 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’m certain everyone knows someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and is aware of that they’ll be absolutely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the associated fee, or that it isn’t the perfect RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s ASUS’ new ROG Strix RTX 3090 Ti.
I wouldn’t recommend the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it affords no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, but not awesome 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 new GPU jogs my memory a lot of my favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Edition graphics card. That may be a totally-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 unbelievable 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? In the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Residence Alone… I do not assume so.
ASUS loses large factors with the shortage of efficiency features over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has a huge cumbersome AIO cooler. For those who’re an enormous ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one on your collection.