Thursday, September 10th 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Looks Huge When Installed

Here's the first picture of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition card installed in an tower case. The triple-slot card measures 31.3 cm in length, and is 13.8 cm tall. Its design is essentially an upscale of that of the RTX 3080. The card still pulls power from a single 12-pin power connector, with an adapter included for two 8-pin connectors to convert to the 12-pin. The typical board power of the card is rated at 350 W. This particular card in the leak, posted on ChipHell forums, is pre-production as VideoCardz comments, given that some parts of its metal superstructure lack the chrome finish of the card NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled on September 1. The RTX 3090 launches on September 24.
Sources: VideoCardz, ChipHell Forums
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122 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Looks Huge When Installed

#1
BoboOOZ
The only way it's not gonna look huge is when you put it next to a Hummer...
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#2
bonehead123
wHY OH Why did they put the power connector in the middle of the card, thereby creating moar visible cable clutter, especially with the adapter ?

f.A.i.L....
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#3
Rahnak
bonehead123
wHY OH Why did they put the power connector in the middle of the card, thereby creating moar visible cable clutter, especially with the adapter ?

f.A.i.L....
That’s where the PCB ends.
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#4
DuxCro
I'll probably get buried by Nvidia fanboys here, but I've been doing some thinking. If by some people on the net RTX 3090 is around 20% faster than RTX 3080, isn't this card basically an RTX 3080Ti with a bunch of VRAM slapped on it? But this time instead of charging $1200 for it, Nvidia had this clever idea to call it a Titan replacement card and charge +$300 knowing that people who were willing to spend $1200 on previous top card will spend extra $300 on this card.

So RTX 70 segment costs the same $499 aagain. RTX 80 segment costs $699 again. But the top segment is now + $300. Performance gains being as from 700 to 900 series and from 900 to 1000 series. Which used to cost considerably less. 1080Ti was $699
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#5
xkm1948
As clean as that looks, I am still going with EVGA, for the sake of better warranty.
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#6
GLeader
i like how the card is supported by the HDD cage
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#7
john_
LOL.... And yes, this is a perfect PC case for this card. The disk cage also helps to minimize the stress from the weight of the card on the PCIe slot.
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#8
windwhirl
I think the PCIE riser market is gonna get a slight boost with this...
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#9
JAB Creations
Nvidia pushing it's watt-sucking heat in to AMD CPUs? ︀

Nah, we can trust Nvidia! Right...?
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#10
Assimilator
Someone needs to design a long GPU (long enough to hang over the motherboard, like this 3090) and put the power connectors on the bottom, i.e. the same edge that the PCIe connector is on. Then you could just run the needed power cables through the cable-routing holes in the motherboard tray, and no need to worry about hiding those cables.

My MS Paint skills are woeful but this should give you an idea. Power cables come through the hole indicated by the bottom of the arrow, plug in around where the tip of the arrow indicates.

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#11
BoboOOZ
JAB Creations
Nvidia pushing it's watt-sucking heat in to AMD CPUs? ︀

Nah, we can trust Nvidia! Right...?

I actually agree with most of what's been said in that video and I remember well when many of those things happened, and I still don't like it one bit.

But in this case, I think there's no need to call out the conspiracy yet, wait for Gamer's Nexus review of how that design affects thermals of different case setups. I'm pretty sure for many cases the outcome will be positive (improving the airflow in the case, although outputting more heat).
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#12
Vayra86
Cool! For 1499 you don't even need to buy a bracket! You just use your HDD tray.
BoboOOZ
I actually agree with most of what's been said in that video and I remember well when many of those things happened, and I still don't like it one bit.

But in this case, I think there's no need to call out the conspiracy yet, wait for Gamer's Nexus review of how that design affects thermals of different case setups. I'm pretty sure for many cases the outcome will be positive (improving the airflow in the case, although outputting more heat).
Still completely the wrong time and place, if you ask me. I reported it as LQ, because its flame bait and nothing else. Do I need to post an AMD equivalent video now? What's the point?
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#13
Mr Bill
I'm just an "old" dude that just surfs the web and watches "lots" of YouTube videos, would that be overkill for my IBM 8088?
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#14
P4-630
xkm1948
As clean as that looks, I am still going with EVGA, for the sake of better warranty.
EVGA only gives a 24 month warranty in my country, while most other brands 36 months.
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#15
Ravenmaster
Probably should have removed that drive bay cage, it looks like its hoisting the end of the card upwards slightly
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#16
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Vayra86
I reported it as LQ, because its flame bait and nothing else.
Did the same. Tired of fanboys trying to turn every thread into yet another idiotic willy-waving flamewar.
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#17
Xex360
DuxCro
I'll probably get buried by Nvidia fanboys here, but I've been doing some thinking. If by some people on the net RTX 3090 is around 20% faster than RTX 3080, isn't this card basically an RTX 3080Ti with a bunch of VRAM slapped on it? But this time instead of charging $1200 for it, Nvidia had this clever idea to call it a Titan replacement card and charge +$300 knowing that people who were willing to spend $1200 on previous top card will spend extra $300 on this card.

So RTX 70 segment costs the same $499 aagain. RTX 80 segment costs $699 again. But the top segment is now + $300. Performance gains being as from 700 to 900 series and from 900 to 1000 series. Which used to cost considerably less. 1080Ti was $699
Yeah Ampere is a huge improvement compared to Turing but it's still expensive, the 1070 costs less than 400$ comprehensively beating the 980ti with more memory.
As for the 3090, I believe it's a niche product, probably the yield is low and the memory is expensive, and maybe just to retain the performance crown against AMD, because looking at the PS5/Series X a big RDNA2 could end up beating the 3080 (except maybe in RT).
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#18
Caring1
If that top fan is meant to pull the airflow up as previously shown, the blades are designed the wrong way.
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#19
midnightoil
DuxCro
I'll probably get buried by Nvidia fanboys here, but I've been doing some thinking. If by some people on the net RTX 3090 is around 20% faster than RTX 3080, isn't this card basically an RTX 3080Ti with a bunch of VRAM slapped on it? But this time instead of charging $1200 for it, Nvidia had this clever idea to call it a Titan replacement card and charge +$300 knowing that people who were willing to spend $1200 on previous top card will spend extra $300 on this card.

So RTX 70 segment costs the same $499 aagain. RTX 80 segment costs $699 again. But the top segment is now + $300. Performance gains being as from 700 to 900 series and from 900 to 1000 series. Which used to cost considerably less. 1080Ti was $699
They're going to be virtually unobtainum. Huge die, ultra low yields, limited wafers initially. Tbh if they didn't charge it this high, the extra margin would just go to gougers.

The only reason you're seeing the 3090 is because NVIDIA are very worried about RDNA2. The 3080 die would have been the 3080Ti / 3090 if they thought RDNA2 was going to be average / a wet blanket, and the 3090 would not have existed. It's why the whole thing reeks of Frankenstein.
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#20
Vya Domus
Caring1
If that top fan is meant to pull the airflow up as previously shown, the blades are designed the wrong way.
Or it just spins the other way around maybe ?

It's a nonsensical design from the get-go anyway, it's meant to be visually striking. Form over function. You can tell that's the case because despite only dissipating around 20% more power than the 3080, for some reason the heatsink needs to have something like 50% more surface area, which means the airflow through it must be horrid.
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#21
TheLostSwede
P4-630
EVGA only gives a 24 month warranty in my country, while most other brands 36 months.
EVGA isn't worth buying outside of the US, as none of their offers apply outside of the US. They offered their L-shaped power adapter for free if you bought one of their cards. Turns out, if you live outside the US, you have to pay for the postage... Turns out they only accepted Paypal, which at the time was impossible to use here. I offered to go to their office here to collect mine, but apparently that wasn't even an option. That's what you call top notch support. Also, they screwed up the thermal pads on the card I had, so they sent out a replacement kit that you had to swap yourself... :rolleyes:
I will not be buying any more of their products based on my experience with them.
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#22
bug
bonehead123
wHY OH Why did they put the power connector in the middle of the card, thereby creating moar visible cable clutter, especially with the adapter ?

f.A.i.L....
Because that's where the PCB ends, maybe?
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#23
EarthDog
In other news... water is wet.

Silly news article, this... lol
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#25
PerfectWave
bonehead123
wHY OH Why did they put the power connector in the middle of the card, thereby creating moar visible cable clutter, especially with the adapter ?

f.A.i.L....
IT'S UGLY AS FU .... CK
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