nVidia 3090Ti reviews thread

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$2000 "MSRP" and 400W+ power for barely any performance gain. Time to pucker up your wallet and power supply orifices, folks.

The only good news is prices are dropping overall and the next gen is close.
 
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Gamers Nexus basically said 3090/3090TI were really only 'worth it' for content creation. They at least had some workflows where the 24GB of ram came in handy.
 

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Interested in getting one if I can sell my 3090. Looks like both Microcenter stores here have 10+, but would need a water block. The wattage is basically the same as my current 3090, but seems to be much more reliable in pulling the full amount consistently.
 

Saylick

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So much for Moore's Law is Dead saying that it would be near impossible to buy one of these things... My local MC has 24 in stock.
 

jpiniero

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$2000 "MSRP" and 400W+ power for barely any performance gain. Time to pucker up your wallet and power supply orifices, folks.
You do get an extra 10-15% at 4K.That they are getting over 2 Ghz on the crappy SS8 makes me more optimistic for clock speeds on AD103.
 

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They are all over ebay for 3-$5000, so apparently scalpers do want them. I want to know when Nvidia releases the $10,000 GeForce card.
 

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Look how far Nvidia has pushed it. And it will soon be beaten by a reasonably sized 5nm chip at what? 200 to 250W? Seems too late.
 

jpiniero

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Look how far Nvidia has pushed it. And it will soon be beaten by a reasonably sized 5nm chip at what? 200 to 250W? Seems too late.
I haven't seen a timeline for anything RDNA3 yet but presumably it's still another 6 months for either N5 products. As mentioned in the other thread this is a test run for AD102 (and AD103?) in terms of board power consumption.
 

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I think maybe the "biggest" news is the higher density memory that means it can all be actively cooled on the fan side of the card.

This gets us away from the egg cooker backplates, so there is that. If these cards are going to be so darn expensive they can at least be reliable.
 
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I'm surprised to see that they are still in stock at Microcenter for the msrp. Did the scalpers screw up this time? Although they look impossible to get unless you have a Microcenter near by, so maybe ebay is the only place to buy them online. Honestly how high do you guys think the price would have to be before they stop selling? I'm thinking if it was $10,000 you'd still see them selling to a surprisingly high number of people.
 

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Like any halo product it does look like there is some value in it for edge case scenarios and the more money than sense types, but quite honestly card sizes and power draw are getting absolutely out of hand here.

"Who cares what the power draw is" would be basically anyone that doesn't want to cram an ATX case sized cooling solution into their ATX case. m-ATX and smaller simply need not apply.
 
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Saylick

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Like any halo product it does look like there is some value in it for edge case scenarios and the more money than sense types, but quite honestly card sizes and power draw are getting absolutely out of hand here.

"Who cares what the power draw is" would be basically anyone that doesn't want to cram an ATX case sized cooling solution into their ATX case. m-ATX and smaller simply need not apply.
Reviewers are going to need to change how they review GPUs if TDPs keep creeping up. It's one thing to design a cooler that can dissipate 450W+ without exceeding 80C or 40 dB, but it's another to actually enjoy gaming on said card when you're physically in the same room for >3 hours. Reviewers have test rigs with an open chassis and I suspect most don't actually remain in the room the whole time the benchmark suite is run (i.e. scripting), or in the case where they are actually recording gameplay, they aren't there for hours at a time while the graphics card is running full tilt. Said another way, I want reviewers to review these things as if they have lived with them for a few weeks but unfortunately the graphics card supplier doesn't give the reviewer the luxury of time; they get maybe a few days at best and all they can do within that time frame is run through the gamut of typical benchmarks so that their article has enough content. Yeah, the conclusion will be that the card uses a lot of power, but I didn't need a review to tell me that. I can read the spec sheet. What I also want to know from the reviewer is if I would enjoy the long-term ownership of the product, especially when it outputs so much heat or uses so much power. Other products or devices that are used on a frequent basis are often reviewed with the ownership aspect considered, e.g. cars, smartphones, other electronic goods, so why can't graphics cards fall under the same category as well?
 

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It's interesting that they are making new coolers for this card. Many of the 3090s already went past 400W. It's good that they finally put that power connector in the back though.

At this point in time it's an interesting novelty, most of us are more interested in the 4000 cards.
 

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