The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition is an attention-grabbing card, however earlier than we dive into specifics, let’s look at the GPU itself, shall we? With the RTX 4000 sequence rumored to debut this yr, RTX 3090 Ti is more likely to be the best efficiency card of the era, a coup de grâce of the RTX 3000 series. It options 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 reminiscence and once more 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 unimaginable 1 TB/s of complete bandwidth.
Base and boost clocks have additionally been improved. The place 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 chances, it’s clear by the proximity of the numbers that enhances listed below 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 intended for 4K and content material creation, and that’s the biggest place you’re going to see efficiency gains. We’ll draw this out extra within the efficiency section, however measured in TFLOPs, here’s the way it breaks down:
forty shader TFLOPS (up from 36), seventy eight RT-TFLOPS (up from 69), and 320 Tensor TFLOPS (up from 285)
+11% shader, +thirteen% RT, +12% tensor.
For a Ti-degree soar this era, these percentages are a bit slight however usually in line. In contrast, 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 executed, nevertheless it’s done… I wanted to incorporate overclocking outcomes however they may come tomorrow, to see simply how far we can 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 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 everything to the limits with its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and with everyone nervous 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, plenty of efficiency for 4K 120FPS gaming and beyond.
ASUS does all of it with a card that appears absolutely attractive, however I do query the necessity for the large dual-fan AIO cooler. I mean… MSI supplies 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 larger (70-72C) however hey, if GPU temps are your factor then the AIO cooler is what you want.
New sixteen-pin PCIe 5.0 Power Connector
NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does one factor very totally different to the earlier flagship GeForce RTX 3090, which had ASUS deploying 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors on its customized RTX 3090 designs… however the brand new RTX 3090 Ti uses a single sixteen-pin PCIe power connector.
But… how will you plug your PSU into the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector, which you do not have? Properly, that is why you’ll use the 1 x sixteen-pin PCIe power connector to three x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Your PSU may be capable of deal with it, however I might suggest taking a look at upgrading your PSU for the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti… especially with the RTX forty sequence GPUs proper around the nook, and man they will need all the facility they can get.
That is why MSI despatched over their new MSI MPG A1000G power supply, pumping 1000W of power with 80 PLUS Gold-certified efficiency. It additionally seems to be great, with MSI using patterns that can be infused fantastically — 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 under heavy loads… making it good for MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card. MSI’s new MPG A1000G PSU is also “future-proof” as it meets the brand new standards 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 critiques, beginning here with MSI’s new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. I will also be using the MPG A1000G PSU for NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Version, and the brand 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 using the full 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 different tweaks, with the same 82 RT cores however 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 — however with a giant 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.
However, I’ve overclocked each customized GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card that I’ve got — earlier than, and main up into this evaluation — and pushed the 24GB GDDR6X up over 21Gbps and enjoyed 1TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth for the final yr or more.
Another enormous upgrade over the RTX 3090 is that the brand new RTX 3090 Ti has its spiffy new sixteen-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 near 10-yr-old TITAN RTX, and certain it kinda is… nevertheless it’s replacing the RTX 3090, not the Ampere-based TITAN RTX that never materialized.
And if that is the Ampere TITAN RTX… then perhaps it should’ve been referred to as that, so I cannot be referring to the TITAN RTX (though I may, I have the results just lately examined on my Ryzen 9 5900X) however nobody in their proper thoughts nonetheless has that as a gamer… they’d have a brand new RTX 30 sequence GPU so that they have RT + DLSS… proper?!
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 totally enormous, and can command a big portion of your shelf… let’s face it: should you’re shopping for something this good, you’re going to showcase the field as well. I do, as a result of I find it irresistible 😉
Man… the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version simply seems to be like something else. There’s not a lot totally different here between the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti and ROG Strix LC RTX 3080 Ti, other than a superb chunk extra power (up to 480W), 24GB of GDDR6X now clocked at 21Gbps, and a chunkier Ampere GPU.
ASUS goes with an AIO cooler that’s hooked up — rather cheaply I might add, I really expected… no wanted extra from ASUS — to the graphics card at the top.
This means as a substitute of the cardboard being an enormous 3.5-slot or larger four-slot GPU, it may be simply over a dual-slot card… and radically lowered GPU temps to boot.
The new sixteen-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’ll easily pull 480W with overclocking, so watch out in your PSU whenever you’re procuring around.
ASUS does great work with changing up the display connectivity on the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version, as it does with its ROG Strix RTX 30 sequence GPUs, by together with a second HDMI 2.1 connector. The opposite RTX 3090 Ti that I’ve got here (the MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X) does not have a second HDMI 2.1 connector, and that issues to people — and it is also extra “future-proof”, too — especially since 4K 120Hz may be fed via HDMI 2.1.
Anthony’s GPU Test System Specifications
The largest upgrade 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 power and presents an awesome upgrade over the Ryzen 7 3800X that I used to be using previously.
I will probably be upgrading this technique in a couple of months, and perhaps running it side-by-side with the brand new Alder Lake-powered Intel Core i9-12900K processor. I am using 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 accomplice of mine to help construct out my systems, sending me oodles of the fastest NVMe M.2 SSDs on the planet. I am using 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 decent accomplice of mine for a couple of years now, offering their enormous 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming monitors for my benchmarking and gaming needs. I am using of them in the intervening time, the ROG Strix XG438Q and the ROG Swift PG43UQ gaming monitors.
Please, please, please… don’t buy the brand new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for 1080p gaming. I imply, if you want to have like 300FPS in multiplayer titles or something since you’ve got a 360FPS display, then sure. But for essentially the most part you don’t need to spend this sort of cash for gaming at 1920 x 1080.
Now, that is where the real fun 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… compared to the 90FPS of the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs.
You’re going to be dashing along at 120FPS common in Forza Horizon 5, 60FPS+ should you turned RT and enabled DLSS in an exquisite-looking game like Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. 1440p gaming goes to be no situation 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 common, however the brand new RTX 3090 Ti pushes it further… proper up to 51FPS average. With RT + DLSS enabled, you’ll be able to take pleasure in 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 brand new RTX 3090 Ti hitting 70FPS, compared to 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 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 last word GPU.
I truly 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 both of the brand new RTX 3090 Ti GPUs with overclocking ends in the subsequent 24 hours, so be prepared… no not you, my power bills.
What’s Scorching, What’s Not
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 all the way down to sub 60C throughout benching and gaming sessions. It’s a cumbersome AIO cooler and I don’t know if I’d personally buy this, however you do get some depraved low GPU temps… at a cost.
Awesome ASUS ROG Strix LC design work: It seems to be FANTASTIC, at the very least the precise graphics card… not so much the annoying AIO cooler.
The very best GPU on the planet: If you’d like 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 game, each resolution, and each check you’ll be able to throw at it. The RTX 3090 Ti laughs in their faces, that’s until Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 later this year.
The fastest GDDR6X reminiscence on the planet: NVIDIA already had super-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 sooner: The 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the GeForce RTX 3090 can run at up to 110C when confused, with my NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Version hitting 110C instantly when mining. But now… the 24GB of even-sooner GDDR6X clocked at 21Gbps runs at simply 65-70C or so… chilly in comparison.
ASUS consists of 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 one other HDMI 2.1-powered display, ASUS consists of dual HDMI 2.1 ports on its ROG Strix RTX 30 sequence GPUs. The flagship ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti not solely is essentially the most powerful GPU proper now, nevertheless it has a few of the strongest display connectivity, too.
The very best GPU for 4K 120FPS gaming: I am a massive advocate of 4K 120FPS gaming, as I personally own a seventy seven-inch 4K 120Hz LG OLED TV and the RTX 3090 has been my GPU of choice since it was released, however now that honor goes to the brand new RGeForce TX 3090 Ti graphics card. Unbelievable stuff @ 4K 120FPS, especially whenever you’re taking part in a game with DLSS enabled.
The one GPU for 8K 60FPS gaming: If you are gaming at 8K 60FPS on a brand new TV via HDMI 2.1 then you’re all good to go… once once more, especially should you’ve got 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 end of January… then nothing… and now NVIDIA has released the RTX 3090 Ti with out a single phrase about why it was delayed by complete months.
sixteen-pin PCIe power connector: ASUS uses the brand new sixteen-pin PCIe power connector on its customized 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 brand new sixteen-pin connector is WAY smaller, and looks SO much better on the cardboard itself.
Higher 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 Rate (LHR) gimping here, you have got the full 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?
Far too noisy for an AIO-cooled RTX 3090 Ti: ASUS really dropped the ball within the noise department with the ROG Strix LC RTX 3090 Ti, as it 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 cash on a GPU.
ASUS delivers as it always does with its flagship ROG Strix GPU, with the brand new ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version driving each dial to 11, after which some — I imply it has an enormous AIO on it… nevertheless it really wasn’t worth it in the long run — until you’re keen on that style.
Personally, I do love the type of the cardboard, but the cumbersome AIO cooler is annoying. It does not provide any additional 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 where the RTX 3090 Ti is only a few FPS sooner than the RTX 3090… “stroll all over” 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… however we’re already at our limits here. You won’t push over 2200MHz out of the GPU, and I used to be reaching partitions on the GDDR6X reminiscence at 22.5Gbps. If you’d like 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 take pleasure in chilly GPU temps of round 55-60C under gaming and benchmarking hundreds, while the GDDR6X reminiscence runs at round 64C average. This is a HUUUUGE distinction to the 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence on the RTX 3090 that cooks your dinner at 110C.
But sadly — and this can be 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 certain we all know someone who knows a ROG fan or enthusiast in their social circle, and knows that they’re going to be absolutely salivating at the ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. They do not care about the price, or that it is not the very best RTX 3090 Ti, they care that it’s 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 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’s louder than my MSI RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X. Sorry, ASUS.
From a pure aesthetics perspective, the brand new GPU jogs my memory so much of my favourite customized AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence GPU: the SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon RX 6900 XT Restricted Version graphics card. That may be a absolutely-tweaked Navi 21-powered GPU with an AIO cooler, too. It seems to be great, and if that is what you want… then you’re going to get a bloody incredible RTX 3090 Ti with impossibly low GPU temps.
After which let’s face it: you would not inform the distinction between any customized GeForce RTX 3090 Ti in a blind test. If you are pumping away at 120FPS+ do you suppose you’re going to inform the distinction between 118FPS and 121FPS? In the phrases of Kevin McCallister from Residence Alone… I don’t suppose so.
ASUS loses big factors with the dearth of efficiency positive aspects over an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, extra noise than an air-cooled RTX 3090 Ti, and has an enormous cumbersome AIO cooler. If you’re a giant ROG enthusiast then the ASUS ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Version graphics card goes to be one on your collection.