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GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is the fastest gaming graphics card that sometimes loses to the Radeon RX 6900 XT

NVIDIA today released the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti for $ 1999. The novelty is positioned as an uncompromising solution and the fastest gaming video 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 built on the Ampere GA102 graphics processor in a configuration with 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores and 336 tensor cores. There is 24 GB of GDDR6X memory with an effective frequency of 21 GHz, which gives a memory bandwidth of 1008 GB / s. In the reference model, the GPU frequencies are 1560/1860 MHz.

    Image source: ComputerBase

Image source: ComputerBase

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 experts from the German resource ComputerBase, and the other also from the German Igor’s Lab.

    Image source: Igor's Lab

Image source: Igor’s Lab

Igor’s Lab tested the video card in FHD (1920 × 1080 pixels), QHD (2560 × 1440 pixels) and 4K UHD (3840 × 2160 pixels) resolutions, with maximum graphics settings. Where possible, beam tracing and activated DLSS scaling tests were also performed.

As expected, in the vast majority of tests GeForce RTX 3090 Ti proved to be the most productive. However, in Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6 and Bordellands 3 in some resolutions (not all) ahead was Radeon RX 6900 XT. And in Horizon Zero Down in the resolution of FHD the novelty was completely ahead of the standard GeForce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6900 XT. In games where ray tracing is used, the newcomers were not equal, and with DLSS the results are even higher.

As for the ComputerBase tests, the video card was tested only 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 AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, while the novelty traced the rays best. DLSS, like all NVIDIA graphics cards, gives the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti a significant increase to FPS.

Speaking of the most productive gaming video card in the world, we must touch on the topic of energy consumption. NVIDIA has announced a power consumption of 450 watts for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. In turn, in the model MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X this figure is increased to 480 W, while ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF OC retained the reference consumption. At least that’s what the manufacturers say.

In fact, the model from ASUS, depending on the resolution at maximum performance consumed from 387 to 463 watts. At the same time, the peak consumption values ​​approached 480 W. In terms of efficiency in the calculation of FPS per watt, the novelty was worse than other video cards, according to ComputerBase.

In Igor’s Lab tests, the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X video card showed similar power consumption – a maximum of 496.6 watts, and an average of 4K consumption was 465.7 watts.

In general, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card turned out exactly as it should. Expensive, most productive and very greedy. However, the fact that the Radeon RX 6900 XT is twice as affordable (at least at the recommended price) has bypassed the novelty in some places, somewhat overshadows the triumph.

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