Monday, September 14th 2020

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 and FTW3 Pictured in the Flesh

Here are some of the first pictures of the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 and FTW3 air-cooled graphics cards in the flesh. The XC3 forms EVGA's more affordable RTX 3090 offering, while the FTW3 will be the company's premium air-cooled product. There will be liquid-cooled products based on the same PCB as the FTW3, as well as overclocker-segment products under EVGA's Kingpin collaboration.

The EVGA RTX 3090 XC3 features a simpler dual-slot cooling solution that uses a trio of fans. The card is 11 cm of (standard full-height) tall. It draws power from no more than two 8-pin PCIe power inputs. The card is expected to tick at NVIDIA-reference clock speeds for the RTX 3090, and its non-overclocked variant could be priced close to NVIDIA's $1,499 baseline price. The FTW3, on the other hand, features a meaty triple-slot cooling solution that's at least an inch taller than full-height. The cooler makes lavish use of chrome and RGB LED elements. The PCB uses a meatier VRM solution that pulls power from three 8-pin PCIe power inputs.
Source: Jacob Freeman (Twitter)
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38 Comments on EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 XC3 and FTW3 Pictured in the Flesh

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
Is it me, or are they a lot smaller than the 3090FE?
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#2
ratirt
Mussels
Is it me, or are they a lot smaller than the 3090FE?
Huh. Got the same impression though.
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#3
Manoa
they alredy engineer the custom PCB ? how ? the original is not out yet no ?
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#4
ZoneDymo
Mussels
Is it me, or are they a lot smaller than the 3090FE?
Probably has a lot to do with the custom PCB they made for the FE, the reference PCB is traditional design and a bit more space efficient (but more boring)

on a different note, holy hell 3 x 8pin connectors….dear lordy
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#5
DemonicRyzen666
what's with all these A.I.B's using terrible fin placement for coolers?
The air has no where to go. unless your case has side faces blowing out ward.
those fans blow air outward in all directions, surely guiding them to the back of the card with the fins is logical ?
I mean even the NEW dual fan coolers do that from Nvidia.
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#6
Chomiq
Manoa
they alredy engineer the custom PCB ? how ? the original is not out yet no ?
They had months to prepare, it's not like Nvidia made a last minute call to release GPUs.
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#7
ZoneDymo
Manoa
they alredy engineer the custom PCB ? how ? the original is not out yet no ?
Its almost as if you think that manufactuers have to go to the store to buy an Nvidia card so they can use that as a template for their version :P
They got all of this months ago so they would be ready at launch.
And this is not a custom PCB really, this is probably the actual reference design, note that the FE series does not use the reference design.
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#8
Animalpak
It's just me or this 3000 series cards are expensive to produce for AIB ?

I mean look the amount of metal, plastic shorud and screws...
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#9
Chomiq
Animalpak
It's just me or this 3000 series cards are expensive to produce for AIB ?

I mean look the amount of metal, plastic shorud and screws...
And they weren't before? Seriously folks, get a grip.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
Can't see no dual bios switches. Love Evga though
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#11
watzupken
At the rate we are going, I am not surprise to see 3+ to 4 slots cooling solution soon with the TGP/ TDP increasing over the generations.
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#12
Animalpak
Chomiq
And they weren't before? Seriously folks, get a grip.
Not like this time.

Look the dimensions, the heatsink is way bigger now every millimeter is needed.

You dont have any technical view of the product thats why you are telling others: TO TAKE A GRIP ! Oh yeah man youre are a BADA... !

Im sure they are spending more resources for this 3000 series than ever before.
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#13
phill
Well, I'm not sure but I would hope that water cooled versions would be available... Sometimes I wonder with high end GPUs why they don't do them with a full cover block and then give you an option to put an AIO type cooler on them or just have the full block for a custom loop...

Water for GPUs is definitely king :)
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#14
Chomiq
Animalpak
Not like this time.

Look the dimensions, the heatsink is way bigger now every millimeter is needed.

You dont have any technical view of the product thats why you are telling others: TO TAKE A GRIP ! Oh yeah man youre are a BADA... !

Im sure they are spending more resources for this 3000 series than ever before.
Yeah we haven't seen cards as big...
cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DSC_0204-Custom.jpg
www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2018/11/24124953524l.JPG
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#15
DuxCro
Nvidia contribution to global warming. 1.9X performance per Watt. 350W TDP. It just works.
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#16
watzupken
phill
Well, I'm not sure but I would hope that water cooled versions would be available... Sometimes I wonder with high end GPUs why they don't do them with a full cover block and then give you an option to put an AIO type cooler on them or just have the full block for a custom loop...

Water for GPUs is definitely king :)
I don't deny the benefit of watercooling GPUs or even CPUs, but I generally prefer an air cooled GPU because you can't easily get a GPU cooler if the water cooler fails you one day (failed pump typically). At least for air cooler, I can slap on 1 or 2 fans by using cable ties to the chunky heatsink, which is missing for water cooled versions. Also, it may not fit in some small case where there is already an AIO used for cooling the CPU.
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#17
Animalpak
Chomiq
Yeah we haven't seen cards as big...
cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DSC_0204-Custom.jpg
www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2018/11/24124953524l.JPG
That's just the MSI Lightining its a niche card, as for the 3090 is still bigger than the Lightning you linked.

Anyway i came across the temperature performance of the 2080 Ti lightning.

As you can see those are all BS numbers. 48 c under load are custom watercooled temperatures not air cooled.

And a 1070 Ti founders edition maximum temp 60 ?? Thats a joke.


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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
Uhh, those are Delta T temps - degrees above ambient
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#19
Chomiq
Animalpak
That's just the MSI Lightining its a niche card, as for the 3090 is still bigger than the Lightning you linked.

Anyway i came across the temperature performance of the 2080 Ti lightning.

As you can see those are all BS numbers. 48 c under load are custom watercooled temperatures not air cooled.

And a 1070 Ti founders edition maximum temp 60 ?? Thats a joke.



You just dug yourself one hell of a hole to climb out of with that post. Good luck!
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#20
phill
watzupken
I don't deny the benefit of watercooling GPUs or even CPUs, but I generally prefer an air cooled GPU because you can't easily get a GPU cooler if the water cooler fails you one day (failed pump typically). At least for air cooler, I can slap on 1 or 2 fans by using cable ties to the chunky heatsink, which is missing for water cooled versions. Also, it may not fit in some small case where there is already an AIO used for cooling the CPU.
I run custom loops for that reason but even then you can have failures just the way it is.

I mean, I think it's worth the temp drop without a doubt and the noise as well.. I can't say I'd honestly go back...
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#21
AnarchoPrimitiv
watzupken
At the rate we are going, I am not surprise to see 3+ to 4 slots cooling solution soon with the TGP/ TDP increasing over the generations.
Hahaha, yeah, and here I am thinking electronics are supposed to get smaller over time
Animalpak
Not like this time.

Look the dimensions, the heatsink is way bigger now every millimeter is needed.

You dont have any technical view of the product thats why you are telling others: TO TAKE A GRIP ! Oh yeah man youre are a BADA... !

Im sure they are spending more resources for this 3000 series than ever before.
Maybe I'm not a 1337 h4x0r, but what does "BADA" mean?
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
AnarchoPrimitiv
Hahaha, yeah, and here I am thinking electronics are supposed to get smaller over time



Maybe I'm not a 1337 h4x0r, but what does "BADA" mean?
i think he censored the word 'badass'
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#23
Animalpak
Mussels
Uhh, those are Delta T temps - degrees above ambient
Ok, but i would say i prefer the TPU charts of temperatures then.
Chomiq
You just dug yourself one hell of a hole to climb out of with that post. Good luck!
Ive made a mistake.
Mussels
i think he censored the word 'badass'
So you guys tollerate bad words.
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#24
GhostRyder
Would not mind that one with the 3 8 pin, though I would be curious how much of a difference in performance that makes.
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#25
Abaidor
watzupken
I don't deny the benefit of watercooling GPUs or even CPUs, but I generally prefer an air cooled GPU because you can't easily get a GPU cooler if the water cooler fails you one day (failed pump typically). At least for air cooler, I can slap on 1 or 2 fans by using cable ties to the chunky heatsink, which is missing for water cooled versions. Also, it may not fit in some small case where there is already an AIO used for cooling the CPU.
Get a dual pump setup - no worries........if you invest some money on a proper custom loop (I did) with dual pumps it can last for years....

With that said I still have an old rig with a cheap singly pump going strong for the last 10 years! It's a Q9500 overclocked at 3.8GHZ from 2008 that simply refuse to give up! One of my kids abuses it regularly (gaming with a GTX780)!
The loop is "glued" together from overuse! I have just added water from time to time........no other maintainance.
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