Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card: testing performance and games

Not so long ago, NVIDIA released the most powerful video card of the Ampere version of the core. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is the undisputed king of PC GPUs in terms of performance, but that crown comes at a cost in more than just the literal sense.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Contents

Features and Requirements

The RTX 3090 Ti is the fastest graphics card for gamers today, significantly more efficient than its predecessor.
Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

24 GB of very fast GDDR6X memory allows this chip to be used for more professional tasks. Massive 3.5-slot cooling does a great job of dissipating up to 480W of heat.

In addition, the RTX 3090 Ti, with its already high performance, has huge potential for overclocking. The graphics can easily play games in maximum detail at 4K resolution. Therefore, it should be paired with a good monitor to see its full potential.

A 1000W PSU is sufficient for safe use of the RTX 3090 Ti, but for overclocking and pairing with the latest Intel Core processors, we strongly recommend choosing a 1200W PSU.

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X test

After many attempts to get our hands on NVIDIA’s latest model, we finally managed to get our hands on one of MSI’s copies.

MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X test

Therefore, we tested the oldest air-cooled model – MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X. Initially, there were fears that even such a massive heatsink would not be able to cope with such a powerful card. But the tests quickly confirmed that there would be no problems with this – moreover, in our opinion, it is the cooling engineering and changes in the design of the card that are more interesting than the updated GPU itself.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

The MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X graphics card is packed in a fairly large cardboard box, inside which you will find a free mouse pad measuring 24×38 cm.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

MSI is also adding a classic stand for its cards, the use of which, in the case of 2.2 kg equipment, is literally necessary if we want to install it in a classic way in our PC. A power adapter is also included since, as you may already know, graphics cards use the new 16-pin connector.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X itself, after being removed from the foil, impresses with its massiveness. Cooling takes up 3.5 PCI-E slots, but you can see that every millimeter here is actually used for cooling. The aluminum rib fills the entire length of the card (34 cm) and most of the height.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

In total, 8 heat pipes are connected to the radiator, which are adjacent to the steam chamber. It, as usual, covers not only the GPU, but also the RAM modules, which in the case of all RTX 3090 Ti are located on one side of the board.

The very fact of moving half of the vRAM elements from the back of the card to a well-cooled area of ​​​​the GPU will certainly please the miners. After all, GDDR6X memory overheating was their biggest problem in the RTX 3090 model. In the case of games, this is also a positive point, as it allows you to overclock the memory much higher.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

However, this does not mean that the rear cooling was abandoned – MSI used a metal back plate, additionally connecting it to the warmest areas of the board with thermal pads to further help heat dissipation.

Under the cooling we find a 24-phase GPU power section and a 4-phase vRAM power section – they are placed on both sides of the GPU (which again helps to better distribute heat). But contact with the radiator here is only through thermocouples.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

Memory from Micron is marked D8BZC (which theoretically means bandwidth up to 21 Gb / s). The GPU itself is similar in size to the previous A102, i.e. 628mm/sq. Made on an 8nm process and contains 28 billion transistors.

MSI has also used a BIOS switch here that allows you to select the operating mode (gaming and silent). It changes the characteristics of the fans and raises the GPU power limit by 30W to a terrifying 480W.
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X design

From the side of the connectors, there are no surprises – we have an absolutely standard set of 3 × Display Port 1.4a, accompanied by one HDMI 2.1b. The rest of the surface was used so that the card could radiate heat from the case.

Interestingly, the card has an NVLink connector to create a bridge connecting two cards. In the case of the MSI RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X, adding a second card from the bottom will leave a few millimeters for air intake (hot from the second card) – so this is an option for true enthusiasts who will replace MSI’s air cooling with a dedicated water block.

Specifications NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

Specifications NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

ModelGeForce RTX 3090GeForce RTX 3090 TiTitan RTXGeForce RTX 3080 Ti
GenerationAmpere/8 nmAmpere/8 nmTuring/12 nmAmpere/8 nm
Graphic layoutAmpere GA102-300Ampere GA102-350Turing TU102Ampere GA102-225
Shading blocks1049610752460810240
Texturing blocks328336288320
Rasterization units11211296112
Tensor cores328 (3rd generation)336 (3rd generation)576320 (3rd generation)
RT units82 (2nd generation)84 (2nd generation)7280 (2nd generation)
Basic frequencies1395/1695 MHz1560/1860 MHz1770 MHz1365/1665 MHz
Computing power35.58 teraflops40 teraflops16.31 teraflops34.10 teraflops
video memory24 GB GDDR6X 384-bit24 GB GDDR6X 384-bit24 GB GDDR6 384-bit12 GB GDDR6X 384-bit
Memory frequencies19 500 MHz21,000 MHz14,000 MHz19,000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth936.2 GB/s1008 GB/s672 GB/s912.4 GB/s
TGP (power)350 W (1×12
pin)
450W (1×16pin)280W (2×8-pin)350 W (1×12
pin)
InterfacePCIe 4.0PCIe 4.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 4.0
Price (suggested retail)$1499$2199$2499$1199

Work Culture MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X

Before we move on to discussing the performance test results, it's worth talking about culture, as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X is extremely quiet.
Work Culture MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X

In gaming mode, the fans usually don’t get over 50-60% of max RPM, which results in a very respectable 39db of noise. In practice, when playing, the loudest element of the kit was the power supply, which at 1000 W was balanced at the limit of its capabilities.

When forcing and fan speed to 100%, the sound intensity from a distance of one meter from the card (with the case open) reaches 47 dB. Still an excellent result for such power.

The RTX 3090 Ti cards are not only an improved and fully unlocked A102 core, but also very important design changes that result in better power and heat management.

In silent mode, the fans have a different target operating temperature, which allows you to reduce the generated “noise” below 37 dB, making the video card almost silent! Associated with an increase in GPU temperature from 70°C to 75°C, and a hotspot from 73°C to 80°C. This results in around 30-40 MHz clock speed drops, i.e. 2% gaming performance.

Test platform

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Currently, the system we will be using to test graphics cards and games is as follows:

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K (P-Core 5.1 GHz + boost up to 5.3 GHz on 2 cores, E-Core 4.1 GHz)
  • Cooling: NZXT Kraken Z3
  • Memory: Fury Beast 4×16 GB DDR 5 (5600 MHz, CL40)
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix 690-F
  • SSD: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB (PCI-E 4.0)
  • Power supply: Corsair RM1000x
  • Case: Cooler Master Case H500M
Tests were conducted on Windows 11 with drivers version 512.65 for NVIDIA cards and 22.3.2 for AMD cards.

Synthetic tests

Before we move on to gaming, let’s take a look at how the new graphics card king performs in 3DMark’s synthetic benchmarks.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

3D Mark – Time Spy (DX12)

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [OC]
MSI Suprim X
22 513
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
21 556
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
19 584
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
19 233
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
19 112
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
15 142
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
10 194
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
9388
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
9284
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
6827
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
6746
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
5571
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
4064

3D Mark – Time Spy (DX12)

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [OC]
MSI Suprim X
23 050
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
21 811
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
19 442
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
19 114
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
18 936
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
14 508
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
9408
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
8587
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
8485
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
6122
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
6040
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
4944
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
3562

3D Mark – Port Royale (hybrid ray tracing)

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
14 813
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
12 920
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
12 691
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
9807
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
8618
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
5062
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
4514
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
3501
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
492
An increase of about 15% is much larger than it might seem from the difference only in the number of computing units. The secret lies in a much higher and more stable boost clock.

The memory itself also runs at higher clock speeds, and taking this into account, the gain is even a little lower than one might expect. Of course, this does not justify much higher power consumption requirements, but more on that after the gaming performance tests.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti gaming performance comparison

We’ve updated our game testing process. Of course, they left some old games, but they stopped testing with RT on / off – it’s just another option in the graphics settings.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

In addition, the tables show the results of maps with active image scaling, with high quality settings (regardless of the specified DLSS/FSR method). So keep in mind that results with active FSR will have a much larger reduction in image quality than with DLSS.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – 1920×1080, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
125
95
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
122
91
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
116
88
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
113
85
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
101
76
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
88
61
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
79
59
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
76
57
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
72
54
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
56
44
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
54
39
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
34
23
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
34
26

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – 2560×1440, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
106
79
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
100
75
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
97
74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
95
72
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
82
64
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
66
47
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
61
46
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
58
46
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
57
44
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
41
34
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
39
30

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – 3840×2160, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
75
60
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
65
49
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
65
53
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
63
49
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
53
43
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
38
30
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
33
27
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
33
27
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
32
25

CS: GO – 1920×1080, high fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
437
214
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
415
199
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
409
201
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
396
143
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
348
187
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
336
90
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
298
112
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
288
101
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
280
83
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
276
76
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
268
64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
234
47
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
216
53

CS: GO – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
269
​​100
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
215
84
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
213
84
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
203
88
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
159
79
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
143
50
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OS
119
39
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
112
44
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
87
35
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
81
38
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
64
24
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
53
24
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
51
20

Control – 1920×1080, maximum fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
122
89
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
111
83
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
109
82
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
81
64
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
80
55
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
59
49
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
49
37
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
39
19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
36
29

Control – 2560×1440 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
130
96
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
118
92
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
114
85
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
89
70
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
82
63
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
74
60
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
72
58
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
54
44
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
52
39
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
52
43
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
41
34
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
32
26
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
24
18

Control – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
76
60
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
69
55
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
65
53
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
50
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
43
29
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
37
26
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
36
24
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
30
25
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
25
16

Cyberpunk 2077 – max settings 1920×1080 fps

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
75
61
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
67
53
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
64
52
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
61
47
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
51
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
48
38
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
38
29
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
38
30
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
30
22
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
28
20
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
21
16
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
18
13

Cyberpunk 2077 – 2560×1440 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
81
67
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
72
59
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
69
57
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
51
40
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
50
39
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
43
33
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
42
33
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
38
27
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
35
26
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
30
22
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
24
18

Cyberpunk 2077 – 3840×2160 max settings [fps]

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
46
37
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
39
30
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
39
31
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
31
24
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
27
12
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
25
18
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
20
15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
20
15

Dying Light 2 – max settings 1920×1080 fps

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
98
77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
88
68
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
88
67
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
74
51
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
62
47
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
62
45
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
51
34
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
43
27
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
42
32
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
38
30
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
25
15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
24
17

Dying Light 2 – max settings 2560×1440 fps

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
102
80
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
93
74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
92
72
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
68
52
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
60
46
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
60
46
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
58
44
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
49
35
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
46
37
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
37
28
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
34
23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
28
22
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
28
20

Dying Light 2 – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
60
48
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
52
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
52
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
35
27
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
33
22
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
33
25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
31
23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
30
22

Far Cry 6 – 1920×1080 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
124
111
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
119
107
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
119
106
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
118
106
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
110
100
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
79
71
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
74
43
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
60
54
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT [FSR]
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
33
9

Far Cry 6 – 2560×1440 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
113
102
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
109
100
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
106
97
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
104
96
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
90
81
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
60
54
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
59
53
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
44
39

Far Cry 6 – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [FSR]
Founders Edition
106
98
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [FSR]
ASUS TUF Gaming
103
97
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
89
77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [FSR]
Founders Edition
86
79
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
78
71
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
69
62
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
68
63
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
65
59
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [FSR]
ASUS Dual OC
61
56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
47
37
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [FSR]
ASUS Dual OC
42
38
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
39
31
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
34
30

Horizon: Zero Dawn – max settings 1920×1080 fps

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
177
 133
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
175
 130
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
172
 131
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
170
 127
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
141
 100
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
104
 80
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
103
 79
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
98
 74
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
96
 74
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
72
 55
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
65
 55
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
52
 40
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
42
 36

Horizon: Zero Dawn – max settings 2560×1440 fps

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
162
 124
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
151
 113
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
148
 114
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
141
 110
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
118
 87
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
112
 85
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte Gaming OC
106
 83
AMD Radeon RX 5700 [FSR]
ASUS TUF OC
98
 77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
94
 73
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
78
 64
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
77
 65
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
76
 61
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
75
 64
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
72
 61
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
56
 48
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
50
 43
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT [FSR]
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
44
 30

Horizon: Zero Dawn – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
132
 102
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte
121
 101
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
121
 93
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
118
 92
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
101
 82
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
94
 73
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
91
 73
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
89
 75
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
78
 64
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
69
 56
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte Gaming OC
67
 57
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT [FSR]
Gigabyte PRO OC
65
 55
AMD Radeon RX 5700 [FSR]
ASUS TUF OC
63
 54
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
59
 52
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
42
 37
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
41
 37
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
41
 37
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
39
 34
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
38
 34

Shadow of the Tomb Rider – 1920×1080, maximum fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
162
 128
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
153
 120
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
144
 117
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
128
 93
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
118
 94
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
72
 56
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
64
 42
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
55
 44
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
19
 11

Shadow of the Tomb Rider – 2560×1440 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
151
 123
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
143
 115
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
137
 111
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
118
 98
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
111
 91
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
108
 88
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
104
 85
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
90
 65
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
80
 65
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
73
 62
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
52
 43
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
49
 39
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
42
 28
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
35
 29

Shadow of the Tomb Rider – 3840×2160 max fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
100
 85
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
90
 77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
87
 75
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
68
 56
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
65
 55
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
59
 49
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
58
 47
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
49
 36
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
41
 34
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
40
 32
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
29
 24

Watch Dogs: Legion – 1920×1080, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
91
 73
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
82
 68
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
80
 67
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
79
 61
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
59
 45
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
58
 46
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
52
 45
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
38
 31
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
36
 30
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
27
 21
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
11
 6

Watch Dogs: Legion – 2560×1440, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
94
 78
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
84
 70
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
82
 68
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
69
 57
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
61
 51
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
59
 48
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
45
 39
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
42
 31
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 [DLSS]
ASUS Dual OC
39
 33
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
27
 23
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
26
 18
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 [DLSS]
Gigabyte Eagle
23
 19

Watch Dogs: Legion – 3840×2160, highest fps settings

ModelTotal score
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [DLSS]
MSI Suprim X
62
 52
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti [DLSS]
Founders Edition
55
 47
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 [DLSS]
ASUS TUF Gaming
53
 46
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
40
 34
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
34
 29
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
34
 24
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
22
 18

The new games recorded a similar 15% performance increase as the synthetic benchmarks. The fastest card from competitors (we are waiting for the RX 6950 XT for the time of testing) is noticeably behind. And when we activate ray tracing, the difference is even more noticeable, especially if we can use DLSS.

Of course, the RTX 3090 Ti is almost twice as expensive. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we were unable to test Radeons with RSR in older games, so they only had FSR if it was implemented in the game.

The new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti really takes gaming performance to the next level, it's the most powerful graphics card on the market.
Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Finally, we have a card that offers high fluidity at 4K resolution without resorting to upscaling. With scaling, in general, you can think about 8K, although we don’t see much point in this. The only infamous exception here is Cyberpunk 2077, which has become even more demanding with the latest updates and won’t run in 4K without DLSS/FSR.

However, this is definitely not a graphics card that can be recommended for playing in FHD – even an overclocked Core i9-12900K limited performance in some games. The MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X shows its full potential at resolutions ranging from 1440p to 2160p.

In the case of games, graphics memory can also be used for texture upscaling mods (Skyrim fans know what we’re talking about), which is also a significant boost.

Comparison GeForce RTX 3090 Ti vs RTX 3090

We also decided to see if we could make up for such a small difference in block count between the RTX 3090 and the new Ti model by overclocking the old card.

It turned out that the old RTX not only has no chance to catch up with the factory clocked RTX 3090 Ti, but also that the latest model has much more overclocking potential. In gaming, we actually saw another 10% increase in performance, while the RTX 3090 added just 5%.

In the new model, we were able to consistently (with a performance increase) overclock and keep the memory at 1500 MHz in games. The GPU itself did not cause problems with operation even at a frequency of 2200 MHz, while we recall that the usual RTX 3090 is conceived incapable of overclocking above 2000 MHz.

A huge merit in this state of affairs is the improvement in design, as well as the increased power limit. High voltage compatibility allows stable operation at maximum clock speeds.
Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

RTX 3090 Ti with 24GB vRAM is not just for gaming

The video card is usually associated only with games, but there is a large group of users who use the card for other purposes as well.

In particular, models with a large amount of graphics memory are good when working in professional applications, like the Unreal Engine editor or 4-8K video editing programs.

Today we don’t have a benchmark procedure for such applications, but we tested the rendering speed of individual cards in Blender (using the fastest rendering method – Optix for NVIDIA and HIP for AMD).

Render time measurement in Pavillon Barcelone

ModelTotal score (seconds)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
17.55
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
18.31
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
19.03
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
24.20
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
33.77
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
58.81
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
130.96
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
161.21
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
167.58
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
205.47
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
245.81
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
355.94
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
373.56

The new RTX 3090 Ti in this test did not give such a big increase as in games – the number of CUDA cores in this case is more important, and there are not much more of them here.

Power Consumption GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

It’s time to talk about the power consumption of NVIDIA’s latest graphics chips.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

The increased GPU power limit from 350W in the RTX 3090 to 450W already suggests that there will be no economical power consumption. This is confirmed by the tests, especially since we tested the card in the “Gaming” mode, in which MSI set a limit of 480 W for its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X.

Measuring the power consumption of the entire platform

ModelTotal score (W)
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
ASUS TUF Gaming OC
207
 94
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
Gigabyte Eagle
235
 86
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
ASUS STRIX
259
 131
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Gigabyte PRO OC
291
 102
AMD Radeon RX 5700
ASUS TUF OC
292
 96
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Ventus
295
 120
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS Dual OC
296
 95
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Gigabyte Gaming OC
371
 95
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Founders Edition
444
 166
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Gigabyte
475
 122
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Founders Edition
533
 200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
ASUS TUF Gaming
536
 209
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
MSI Suprim X
641
 216
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti [OC]
 MSI Suprim X
664
 216

Almost 650 watts of average power consumption for the new test platform is a record result. Of course, the Core i9-12900K is slightly overclocked here, although in games, it did not load much (synthetically, in this set you could get over 800 watts of power).

Since MSI does not allow raising the graphics card’s power limit beyond what is already set at the factory, consumption increased only slightly. Our 1000W PSU was no problem, though we highly recommend not using anything below that with the new RTX 3090 Ti.

For complete peace of mind and less stressful operation of the power supply, we would recommend playing it safe and installing a 1200 W power supply.

Miners will love the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

We tested how the RTX 3090 Ti handles mining. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor (RTX 3090), NVIDIA has not applied the LHR limit, so the card offers maximum performance.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

After optimizing the voltages and timings of the memory, we managed to steadily rise to 1700 MHz. This works out to 135 MHz/s at 340 W of power consumption by the card itself, which translates into a very reasonable efficiency ratio.

The changes in graphics memory have had a very positive effect on the potential for cryptocurrency mining with the RTX 3090 Ti.

The GPU charged with such a task works stably, and most importantly, it is quiet and cool, which cannot be said about the RTX 3090. The memory even after the mentioned OC does not exceed 86 ° C, and the fans rotate at a speed of 1200 rpm.

At the current BTC rate, the RTX 3090 Ti card returns investment after about 18 months of 24/7 mining. Which is purely an assumption, given the stable mining and the rate of cryptocurrencies, which is rare for this market.

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RTX 3090 Ti is a good showcase for the Ampere architecture

The tests can be summed up in short words - the RTX 3090 Ti is the absolutely fastest graphics card of the current generation.
Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

And here is the most important snag, as this generation is coming to an end. Probably this year NVIDIA will introduce new RTX 4000 graphics cards, and AMD will surprise with its RX 7000, where we hope to improve ray tracing performance even more. So is it worth considering buying a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at all?

The tested card is available for $2,200, which is about $200,000-250,000 in tax, making it a better deal than the RTX 3090.

If you’ve been planning on building a top-of-the-line 4K gaming PC, the new RTX looks very attractive. However, if it weren’t for the consequences of the shortage of cards, we would definitely complain about the high cost. Although regardless of the price, we did not really like the increase in power consumption, with which the increase in efficiency was achieved.

Of course, in this segment, few people look at the cost of running a PC, especially since the card from MSI is surprisingly good at dissipating the 500 W of heat consumed. She is also relatively quiet and cold. Though we can’t vouch for other RTX 3090 Ti card models here.

We know from anecdotal information from other sources that models with coolers often have very loud coolers on the card, and less advanced air-cooled systems can even spin the fans. Thus, this is the segment where the choice of manufacturer / model is important.

Review of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card

Is it worth buying

Of course, if you can afford it. Basically, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is the graphics card that the non-Ti model should have been from the start. It’s a pity that NVIDIA showed us the full potential of their system so late.

Benefits

  • New power connector
  • High overclocking potential
  • Advanced RGB lighting
  • Metal back panel
  • Maximum performance
  • Power limit increased to 450W
  • Best Gaming Performance
  • 24 GB fast and overclockable GDDR6X memory
  • Quiet fans with two modes (quiet and economical)
  • DLSS support and high performance with ray tracing
  • Efficient cooling allows you to use the full potential of overclocking
  • Sturdy and aesthetic stand, 12-pin adapter and mouse pad included

Disadvantages

  • It is very expensive
  • Occupies almost 4 PCI-E slots
  • Very high energy requirement
  • No LHR blocking (miners will buy)

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