The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an interesting card, however before we dive into specifics, let’s study the GPU itself, shall we? 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 technology, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options an unlocked GA102 GPU with 10752 CUDA cores, 84 ray tracing cores, and 336 tensor cores. The RTX 3090, in contrast, 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.

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 barely faster, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which permits it to hit an incredible 1 TB/s of whole bandwidth.

Base and boost clocks have also 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 incredibly highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that tumbler 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 extra in the efficiency section, however measured in TFLOPs, right here’s the way it breaks down:

40 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 jump this technology, those percentages are a bit slight however generally in line. Against this, the RTX 3080 Ti superior the RTX 3080 with thirteen% extra shader TFLOPS, 15% extra RT TFLOPS, and 18% extra tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it achieved, nevertheless it’s done… I needed to include overclocking outcomes however they’ll 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, providing NVIDIA’s perfect GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP energy insanity, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X memory that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing all the pieces to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone nervous 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 looks absolutely beautiful, however I do query the necessity for the huge twin-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI offers the same efficiency with its customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card and it is purely air-cooled with its triple-fan cooler. The GPU temps are larger (70-72C) however 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 totally different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… however the new RTX 3090 Ti makes use of a single 16-pin PCIe energy connector.

But… how will you plug your PSU into the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which you don’t have? Well, that is why you will use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe energy connector to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors. Your PSU might be capable of handle it, however I’d recommend taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… particularly with the RTX 40 series GPUs right around the corner, and man they will want all the ability they will get.

That’s why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G energy provide, pumping 1000W of energy with eighty PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It also appears great, 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 is able to ship clear 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” as it meets the new requirements for the upcoming PCIe 5.0 specification… for even larger-wattage GPUs.

I used MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU for all of my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti opinions, beginning right 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 Edition, and the new flagship ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti that should 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 different tweaks, with the same 82 RT cores however 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 — however with a big change: it is clocked at 21Gbps — providing it with up to 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nevertheless, I’ve overclocked each customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve got — before, and main up into this assessment — 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 new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-ready energy connector with up to 450W obtainable on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making plenty of references to its near 10-12 months-previous TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… nevertheless it’s changing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-primarily based TITAN RTX that never materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it should’ve been called that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (despite the fact that I could, I’ve the results recently tested on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however no one of their right mind still has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 series GPU so that 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 ability of the GPU inside. The field is totally large, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: for those who’re buying one thing this good, you are going to showcase the field as well. I do, because I find it irresistible 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition just appears like one thing else. There’s not a lot 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 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 connected — rather cheaply I’d add, I truly expected… no needed extra from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

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

The new 16-pin PCIe energy connector, which then connects out to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and commands up to 500W or so of power. You’ll simply pull 480W with overclocking, so be careful on your PSU while you’re shopping around.

ASUS does great work with altering up the show connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, as it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 series GPUs, by including a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The other RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve got right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to folks — and additionally it is extra “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz could be fed by HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check System Specifications

The biggest improve 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’s plenty of CPU energy and presents an excellent improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was utilizing previously.

I will be upgrading this technique in a few months, and perhaps working it side-by-side 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 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 construct out my techniques, 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 presents 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a good associate of mine for a few years now, providing their large forty three-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screens for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am utilizing of them in the mean time, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Thoughts

Please, please, please… do not buy the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I mean, if you wish to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or one thing because you’ve got a 360FPS show, then sure. But for probably the most half you don’t need to spend such a cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is the place the real 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 average at 1440p… in comparison with the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.

You’re going to be dashing along at 120FPS average in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ for those who turned RT and enabled DLSS in a wonderful-looking recreation like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming is going to be no subject 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 still owned the efficiency crown in Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K with its earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090 which spits out 47FPS average, however the new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… right up to 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 Edition (an honest leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS average every). 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 (equivalent 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 until 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 is nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last word GPU.

I actually squeezed extra 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 new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in the next 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my energy bills.

What’s Sizzling, What’s Not

What’s Sizzling
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 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 depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.

Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It appears FANTASTIC, at the least the actual graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

The very best GPU on the planet: If you want 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 efficiency in each recreation, each decision, and every take a look at you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that’s until Ada Lovelace and RDNA three later this year.

The fastest GDDR6X memory on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-fast 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, whereas clocked faster: The 24GB of GDDR6X memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when careworn, 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 just 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains not one, however HDMI 2.1 ports: If you want to run HDMI 2.1 to your new TV or gaming monitor in addition to another HDMI 2.1-powered show, ASUS contains twin 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, nevertheless it has a number of the strongest show connectivity, too.

The very best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a large 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 choice since it was launched, however now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly while you’re enjoying a recreation with DLSS enabled.

The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: In case you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV by HDMI 2.1 then you definately’re all good to go… once again, particularly for those who’ve got DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-fast 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 phrase about why it was delayed by whole months.

16-pin PCIe energy connector: ASUS makes use of the new 16-pin PCIe energy connector on its customized ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which converts over to three x 8-pin PCIe energy connectors and up to 480-500W of energy consumption. But the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO a lot 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 great for mining: No Lite Hash Rate (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve got got the complete crypto mining efficiency right here with the 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 division with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it finally ends up making extra noise than the air-cooled MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. Sigh… not good while you’re spending this kinda cash on a GPU.

Ultimate Thoughts

ASUS delivers as it always does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition driving each dial to eleven, and then some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… nevertheless it really wasn’t value it in the end — unless you’re keen on that style.

Personally, I do love the fashion of the card, however the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It does not present any extra efficiency over the purely triple-fan air-cooled MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X that I just finished reviewing. I anticipated the ASUS to stroll throughout it… and at this stage the place the RTX 3090 Ti is just a few FPS faster than the RTX 3090… “stroll throughout” is another 1-2FPS over the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X.

ASUS has all of the fashion, 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 walls on the GDDR6X memory at 22.5Gbps. If you want depraved low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition has your back.

Proper out of the field you are going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of round fifty five-60C below gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X memory runs at round 64C average. It is 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 massive, 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 fans and I am positive everyone knows someone who is aware of a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and is aware of that they’re going to be absolutely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They don’t care about the cost, or that it isn’t the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it is 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 presents no efficiency leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, however not awesome sufficient to have an enormous AIO cooler put in 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 jogs my memory so much of my favorite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Edition 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 are going to get a bloody fantastic RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.

And then let’s face it: you would not inform the difference between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. In case you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you think you are going to inform the difference between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Home Alone… I do not think 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 an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. When you’re a big ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition graphics card is going to be one in your collection.