Just opened my new 3090TI, holy cow ! Look at the size !

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This pic shows 4 different cards I have not currently running. A 2060, 2080TI, 3080TI and at the bottom my new 3090TI. Its over 3 slots wide !!! And it dwarfs a 3080TI above it !20220901_151544_rotated.jpg
 

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And the disgusting part is, that I got the 3080TI pictured in May of this year for $1330, but I got the 3090TI for $1200 this week !
 

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Large heatsinks for the win! Just make sure the rest of the case / surroundings have enough airflow!

Heat sink to the earth is good 😊
 

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Mark, remember how to avoid back injuries when you carry this thing.
  1. Plan your lift.
    Take a minute to think about your lift. Is your path clear? Use good judgment.
  2. Bend at the knees.
    Keep your back straight and kneel or squat down close to the 3090TI.
  3. Tighten core muscles.
    The muscles of your abdomen help stabilize the spine and skeleton during major movements.
  4. Keep load close.
    Cradling the 3090TI close to your body when lifting stabilizes it and minimizes the load on your spine.
  5. Keep back straight.
    Maintain the natural natural curve of your low back and keep your upper back straight throughout the lift.
  6. Lift with your legs.
    Your leg muscles are stronger than your back; use their strength to your advantage.
  7. Avoid fast movements.
    Fast or jerky movements can strain the muscles of your back.
  8. Turn, don't twist.
    To turn while carrying the 3090TI, keep your feet centered under you and pivot your entire body as a unit.
  9. Use equipment, if possible.
    Save your spine and let equipment make your job easier.
  10. Get help.
    Know your limits, and use a team approach when lifting heavy GPUs.
;-)
 
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And the disgusting part is, that I got the 3080TI pictured in May of this year for $1330, but I got the 3090TI for $1200 this week !
I'm sure RTX 4080 will be even more power for less money. As will the RX 7800/7900XT series.
 
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I'm sure RTX 4080 will be even more power for less money. As will the RX 7800/7900XT series.
And yesterday, it went down another $50 on the evga site, free shipping to elite members (I am elite like 3 times over, 30 cards, 10 is required for elite)
 
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Nice mini-collection! What made you get the 3090 Ti, over the 3090 of same model, for under $1000? Was it the single sided memory?
 

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Nice mini-collection! What made you get the 3090 Ti, over the 3090 of same model, for under $1000? Was it the single sided memory?
This is for my 7950x build, only the best !
 

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This is for my 7950x build, only the best !
Fair point, but would it make sense to wait for the 7000 RDNA3 series then? Aren't they still coming this year? We know the RTX 4000 are delayed.
 

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@Shmee AMD GPU's generally do not perform nearly as well as Nvidia for Folding@home too so there wouldn't be a compelling reason to put the 7000 RDNA3 in that build if that's the primary purpose.
 

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@Shmee AMD GPU's generally do not perform nearly as well as Nvidia for Folding@home too so there wouldn't be a compelling reason to put the 7000 RDNA3 in that build if that's the primary purpose.
Yeah I do seem to remember that. Though I know some DC applications prefer AMD I think? Such as Milkyway@home? Is this still true? I have ran F@H and Boinc off and on, started back in the day with a GTX 260 and 9800 GTX lol, with help from my Q6600 and i7 920.
 
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Yeah I do seem to remember that. Though I know some DC applications prefer AMD I think? Such as Milkyway@home? Is this still true? I have ran F@H and Boinc off and on, started back in the day with a GTX 260 and 9800 GTX lol, with help from my Q6600 and i7 920.
Milkyway@home uses Double Precision Floating Point, so it needs a card that does well in that. Radeon 7950/7970/280x's were the best affordable GPU for a very very long time that had a decent Single Precision to Double Precision ratio, but since then some Nvidia cards such as P100's and Titan V's have become affordable and are very good options for Milkyway@home which do significantly more work/points than a 7970 would. The Radeon VII is still competitive in Milkway though compared to the Nvidia cards. Other than Yoyo@home's beta GPU app(that may not even still exist) which only works on certain AMD GPU's, I can't really think of any projects that perform better on AMD. Einstein did for awhile but there was a newer app that improved performance.

With that said, I still have a bunch of various AMD GPU's just because I like to test out different hardware, and they perform well in games.
 
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I seem to remember my 5870s and 6950s did quite well on DC back in the day. Milkyway@home I think.
 
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Yeah they were good at Milkyway also since they had pretty good double precision FLOPs for the time. I ran a 6950 for awhile on it.
 

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Yeah I do seem to remember that. Though I know some DC applications prefer AMD I think? Such as Milkyway@home? Is this still true? I have ran F@H and Boinc off and on, started back in the day with a GTX 260 and 9800 GTX lol, with help from my Q6600 and i7 920.
MW@home loves the Titan V, the fastest card at that app. I got the last one (I now have 4) for $780 ! 2.7 million ppd per card at 175 watts.
 

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Wow that is nuts! Have you considered getting solar power for your house? In some places you get a big discount/break.
 
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Wow that is nuts! Have you considered getting solar power for your house? In some places you get a big discount/break.
As I recall Mark lives in the Pacific Northwest - not the ideal place for solar panels, but not the worst. A very quick Google search for Washington state shows some interesting rebates available if he were to install a system of 12kw or higher, as he could recoup up to half of the cost of the system based on power generated between now and 2029. It would take some serious analysis to establish the break even point - for me in the DC area, break even is at just under 6 years.
 

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I wouldn't invest in solar unless the problems have been sorted out fully. I've read that the panels get covered with dust which reduces their efficiency. They also suffer some sort of degradation over time so the energy output isn't going to be consistent with the same amount of light over time. I mean, if NASA sold the types of solar panels they install on their spacecrafts, sure, I would bite on that but not the crap that is available for general consumer use.
 

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I wouldn't invest in solar unless the problems have been sorted out fully. I've read that the panels get covered with dust which reduces their efficiency. They also suffer some sort of degradation over time so the energy output isn't going to be consistent with the same amount of light over time. I mean, if NASA sold the types of solar panels they install on their spacecrafts, sure, I would bite on that but not the crap that is available for general consumer use.
I have just short of 9kw of Panasonic 330w panels on my roof, installed in late November 2019. I’ve produced about 10MW of power annually since that time. Panels proof of concepts created in the 60s still generate power, Panels installed in the 70s are still producing approximately 30-50% of their rated output 50 years later, and the tech has come a long way since then.

Panels like mine have a decrease in efficiency about 0.3% per year. This means that after 25 years, my panels will operate at 92.5% of its original output (305.25 watts per panel instead of 330).

I wouldn’t worry about degrading panels. If you live in a place with lots of wild fires, though, it’s probably a good idea to hose off your panels between fires.
 
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