The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an fascinating card, but earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, lets? With the RTX 4000 series rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the best performance card of the generation, 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% more shaders, RT cores, and tensor cores.

Like the RTX 3090, the Ti GPU comes with 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence and again runs on a 384-bit reminiscence bus. The RTX 3090 Ti clocks its reminiscence barely sooner, 21 Gbps vs 19.5 Gbps, which allows it to hit an unbelievable 1 TB/s of complete 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 odds, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that boosts listed here are modest. The RTX 3090 was already an extremely highly effective card and the RTX 3090 Ti breaks that glass ceiling to let the GPU stretch its wings. It’s a card clearly intended for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the largest place you’re going to see performance gains. We’ll draw this out more within the performance part, but measured in TFLOPs, right here’s the way it breaks down:

40 shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from 69), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+eleven% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-stage jump this generation, those percentages are a bit slight but generally in line. By contrast, the RTX 3080 Ti advanced the RTX 3080 with thirteen% more shader TFLOPS, 15% more RT TFLOPS, and 18% more tensor TFLOPS.
I’ve been scrambling to get it carried out, nevertheless it’s done… I needed to incorporate overclocking results but they may come tomorrow, to see just 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 perfect GA102 GPU, new 450W+ TDP power madness, and suped-up 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence that is now at 21Gbps and pushing an insane 1TB/sec+ of reminiscence bandwidth.

NVIDIA is pushing all the things to the bounds with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everybody anxious 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, loads of performance for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.

ASUS does it all with a card that looks absolutely beautiful, but I do query the necessity for the huge dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI supplies the same 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 higher (70-72C) but hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.

New 16-pin PCIe 5.0 Energy Connector

NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very completely 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… 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 don’t have? Nicely, that is why you’ll use the 1 x 16-pin PCIe power connector to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU might be capable to handle it, but I would recommend 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’re going to want all the power they will get.

That is why MSI sent over their new MSI MPG A1000G power provide, pumping 1000W of power with 80 PLUS Gold-licensed efficiency. It additionally seems to be great, with MSI using patterns that can 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 will deliver clear currents underneath heavy loads… making it perfect for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU is also “future-proof” because it meets the new requirements 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 evaluations, beginning right here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I may even be using 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 ought to be with me any minute now.

RTX 3090 Ti 24GB Tech Specs

NVIDIA is using 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 Models (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 reminiscence interface — but with an enormous change: it’s clocked at 21Gbps — offering it with up to 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth, up from the 936GB/sec on the RTX 3090.

Nevertheless, I’ve overclocked each custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve got — earlier than, and main up into this assessment — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and loved 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the last yr or more.

One other enormous improve 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 available on the RTX 3090 Ti… up from the 350W on the RTX 3090. NVIDIA is making loads of references to its near 10-yr-outdated TITAN RTX, and positive it kinda is… nevertheless it’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-primarily based TITAN RTX that by no means materialized.

And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then maybe it should’ve been called that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I may, I’ve the outcomes lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) but nobody 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 Version graphics card in a box worthy of the power of the GPU inside. The box is completely enormous, and can command a large portion of your shelf… let’s face it: in the event you’re buying one thing this good, you are going to showcase the box as well. I do, because I adore it 😉

Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version just seems to be like one thing else. There’s not a lot completely different right here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a great 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 is connected — reasonably cheaply I’d add, I actually expected… no needed more from ASUS — to the graphics card on the top.

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

The brand new 16-pin PCIe power connector, which then connects out to three x 8-pin PCIe power 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 shopping around.

ASUS does great work with changing up the display 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 opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve got right here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) doesn’t have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that matters to individuals — and it is usually more “future-proof”, too — particularly since 4K 120Hz will be fed by way of HDMI 2.1.

Anthony’s GPU Check 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 loads of CPU power and gives an incredible improve over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I was using previously.

I will be upgrading this method in a few months, and maybe working it side-by-side with the new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am using one within the Allied M.O.A.B.-I gaming PC that I reviewed a few months ago, and man the 12900K is just like the Godzilla of CPUs.

Sabrent is the most recent companion of mine to help build out my programs, sending me oodles of the quickest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am using Sabrent’s flagship Rocket four Plus 4TB M.2 SSDs which gives 7GB/sec+ reads and writes with an enormous 4TB of capacity.

ASUS has been a tight companion of mine for a few years now, offering their enormous 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming displays for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am using two of them at the moment, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.

Performance Ideas

Please, please, please… don’t 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 since you’ve got a 360FPS display, then sure. However for probably the most half you need not spend one of these money for gaming at 1920 x 1080.

Now, that is where the real fun 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 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 the event you turned RT and enabled DLSS in a gorgeous-trying sport like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no issue for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, it dominates right here as well.

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

Previously, NVIDIA still owned the performance 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 possibly 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 Version (an honest leap from the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with 38FPS common every). NVIDIA passes AMD within the Radeon-pleasant Murderer’s Creed: Valhalla with the new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, in comparison with the RX 6900 XT with 67FPS (an identical to the RTX 3090, too).

I’ve been taking part in 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 may be nothing better than the RTX 3090 Ti for 4K 120FPS gaming. It’s the last word GPU.

I actually 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 each of the new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power 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… 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, but you do get some wicked low GPU temps… at a cost.

Superior ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, no less than the precise graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.

The very best 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 performance in each sport, each decision, and each test you possibly can throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs of their faces, that is till Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.

The quickest 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 simply — but now 21Gbps is offered as default.

24GB GDDR6X operates FAR cooler than RTX 3090, whereas clocked sooner: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when burdened, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C immediately when mining. However now… the 24GB of even-sooner GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at just 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.

ASUS contains 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 display, 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 probably the most highly effective GPU right now, nevertheless it has a number of the strongest display connectivity, too.

The very best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am 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 selection since it was released, but now that honor goes to the new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unimaginable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, particularly if you’re taking part in a sport 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… as soon as again, particularly in the event you’ve got DLSS enabled… then the 24GB of extremely-quick GDDR6X reminiscence 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 finish of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti with no single phrase 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. However the new 16-pin connector is WAY smaller, and appears SO a lot better on the card itself.

Better 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 Fee (LHR) gimping right here, you’ve got got the complete crypto mining performance right 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 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.

Closing Ideas

ASUS delivers because it all the time does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving each dial to eleven, and then some — I mean it has an enormous AIO on it… nevertheless it actually wasn’t worth it in the end — unless you like that style.

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

ASUS has all the type, and it has that huge 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 reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. In order for you wicked low GPU temps, then oh yeah, the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version has your back.

Proper out of the box you are going to get pleasure from chilly GPU temps of round fifty five-60C underneath gaming and benchmarking loads, whereas the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at round 64C average. It is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.

However sadly — and this can be a massive, 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 someone who knows a ROG fan or enthusiast of their social circle, and knows that they’re going to be absolutely salivating on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the associated 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 suggest the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti over an air-cooled GPU, simply because it gives no performance leap over the air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti cards. The GPU temps being so low are awesome, but not awesome enough to have an enormous 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 new GPU reminds me so much of my favorite custom AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That may be a fully-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be great, and if that is 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 distinction between any custom GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you assume you are going to tell the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? Within the words of Kevin McCallister from Residence Alone… I do not assume so.

ASUS loses massive points with the dearth of performance gains over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, more noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. If you’re an enormous ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one on your collection.