NVIDIA today released its flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card for $1999. The novelty positions itself as an uncompromising solution and as the fastest gaming graphics card in the world. The latter is confirmed by the tests published today, which will be discussed below.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card is based on the Ampere GA102 GPU in a configuration with 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores and 336 Tensor cores. There’s 24GB of GDDR6X memory at an effective frequency of 21GHz, giving a memory bandwidth of 1008GB/s. The reference model has GPU frequencies of 1560/1860 MHz.
We will present the test results of the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF OC model with a frequency of up to 1920 MHz and the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X model with a frequency of up to 1950 MHz. The first map was studied by specialists of the German resource computer baseand the other – also German Igor’s lab.
The Igor’s Lab resource tested the graphics card in FHD (1920 × 1080 pixels), QHD (2560 × 1440 pixels) and 4K UHD (3840 × 2160 pixels) resolutions at maximum graphics settings. Where possible, tests were also performed with ray tracing and DLSS scaling enabled.
As expected, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti proved to be the most productive in the vast majority of tests. However, in Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6, and Bordellands 3, the Radeon RX 6900 XT outperformed at some resolutions (not all). And in Horizon Zero Down in FHD resolution, the new product has been completely overtaken by the regular GeForce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6900 XT. In games where ray tracing is used, the novelty was not equal, and with DLSS the results are even higher.
As with the ComputerBase tests, the graphics card was only tested in 4K UHD. The situation is generally similar: in most games, the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti showed the best result, although in some cases it lost to the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, while the novelty with ray tracing performed best. Like all NVIDIA graphics cards, DLSS gives the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti a significant FPS boost.
When talking about the world’s most productive gaming graphics card, one cannot help but raise the issue of power consumption. NVIDIA has announced a power consumption of 450 W for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. The MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X model, in turn, increased this value to 480 W, while the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF OC maintained the reference consumption. At least that’s what the manufacturers say.
In reality, the ASUS model consumed between 387 and 463 watts at maximum power, depending on the resolution. At the same time, peak consumption values approached 480 watts. In terms of efficiency when calculating FPS per watt, according to ComputerBase, the novelty turned out to be inferior to other graphics cards.
In Igor’s Lab tests, the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X showed similar power consumption figures – a maximum of 496.6 W and an average consumption of 465.7 W in 4K.
In general, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card turned out exactly as it should have been. Expensive, maximally productive and very voracious. The fact that the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which is twice as cheap (at least at the recommended price), sometimes trumps the new product, somewhat overshadows the triumphant advance.