After the review of the ASUS TUF RTX3090, we also received the insanely powerful new ASUS TUF Gaming series RTX3090. This is the most anticipated 30 series graphics card released by Nvidia and who can blame the hype, with 24GB of RAM, it boasts some interesting specs. The TUF RTX3090 continues the same design philosophy with an AXIAL-TECH three-fan upgrade, it has the same shape and look of the TUF RTX3080, 6 heat pipe MAX CONTACT cooling solution, occupying 2.7 slots.
ASUS TUF RTX3090 uses Ampere-based GA102 GPU with 10496 Cuda cores, PCIe Gen4 interface with 24G 384-bit GDDR6X memory. Maximum resolution is 8k (7680*4320). NVlink allows 4 card total linked together at the same time (but who needs 96GB of discrete memory).
So let’s dig in the details.
ASUS TUF RTX3090 Tech Specs from Official Website
The whole card uses premium materials, equipped with the latest Axial-tech axial fans. It features a long fan blade and an annular seal to reduce the size of the fan hub, which can enhance the speed and improve the cooling effect under extremely silent operation.
The NVlink connector
The Graphic card details:
MODEL | TUF-RTX3090-24G-GAMING
GPU | NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3090
VRAM | 24GB GDDR6X
CUDA | 10496
M.PWR | 550W
I/O | 2 x HDMI 2.1, 4 x DisplayPort 1.4a
API | Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenGL® 4.6
EC | OC Mode – Boost Clock/Gaming Mode : 1725 MHz / 1695 MHz
SIZE | 29.99 x 12.69 x 5.17 cm
The Benchmark platform details:
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9-3950X ◎ AMD Wraith Prism RGB
RAM | Corsair 16G 3600
MTB | ASUS TUF X570 GAMING
GRA | ASUS TUF GEFORCE RTX3090 24G
SSD | SAMSUNG 970 EVO 240G
PSU | SEASONIC 850W PRIME 80+ Platinum (RTX3090) + SEASONIC 750W PRIME 80+ Platinum(CPU)
TBC | STREACOM BC1 Silver
MON | ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ @ 4K 144Hz + Dell UltraSharp UP3218K @ 8K 60Hz
Under our overclocking capability test, we found out this card cannot be overclocked too much due to its high power consumption, but we still tried to boost a little bit frequency to push the performance
Under Asus GPU tweak II, we successfully boost the core frequency around 150Mhz and memory frequency 500Mhz. Finally, we got around 5% improvement without modifying the Vbios or shorting the capacitor. The maximum power of this TUF 3090 is around 550W.
We are pressure testing this graphic using Furmark
Test room temperature : 25℃±2℃
CPU Idle temperature : 38℃±2℃
GPU idle temperature : 32℃±2℃
Under Furmark 4K pressure test, the TUF RTX3090 is running normally
The maximum temperature is around 71℃
Under 3DMARK Benchmark test, the TUF RTX3090 is running normally
The maximum temperature is around 62℃
Under Unigine 8K benchmark test, the TUF RTX3090 is running normally
The maximum temperature is around 64℃
The temperature control of this card is extremely good, not only for some high-pressure benchmarks but also under overclocking settings. We can’t stop imagining how good the temperature control of the upcoming ROG Strix series cards will be or the hi-end water cooling card series such as the Poseidon or Matrix.
After testing, The Nvidia RTX 3090 is worthy of being the strongest graphics card in the consumer category. Air-cooled heat dissipation can already be so efficient. Also, Samsung is providing their 8nm process, compared with the previous 20th generation of 12nm process, the heat dissipation of the GPU has been greatly improved. EPIC PC speculates here that the ROG series should be greatly enhanced, whether the level-up of core frequency or the amount of video memory because the new ‘Big Navi’ graphics card built by the Nvidia’s main competitor, AMD based on their new RDNA2 architecture GPU will use the latest 7nm process and will have two models of 12GB and 16GB VRAM capacity. In addition, Big Navi will not use HDB2 or HBM2e video memory, but the cheaper GDRR6 VRAM chip, which will effectively reduce costs. In terms of price, Nvidia hasn’t created more pressure on end users this time due to AMD’s new card is nearly released. And according to Nvidia’s consistent performance, the enhanced version of ‘Super’ cards should not be released so early. Instead, Nvidia may launch them after a round of price war with AMD, then start the Tug of war. In Australia, the price of TUF RTX3090 is estimated to be about AU$200-300 more than the official Nvidia’s Reference version. Compared with the previous generation of 2080Ti, the RTX3090 with such a big performance and heat dissipation improvement, the price has not changed much, which means the price/performance ratio is quite good.
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