Wednesday, October 21st 2020

EVGA Unleashes XOC BIOS for GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Graphics Card

EVGA has today published the "XOC" BIOS version for its GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 graphics cards. The XOC BIOS version is designed for "extreme overclocking" purposes, as it boosts the power limit of the card by very a few additional Watts. This allows the overclockers to use the card to its full potential so the GPU core is not limited by power. To run XOC BIOS on your GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 GPU card, you need to have an adequate cooling solution and sufficient power supply. For power, EVGA recommends that you use at least 850w+ Gold PSU, at minimum. This is a sign that shows that XOC bios will boost the system power consumption by quite a bit. The XOC BIOS is enabling the GPU to have a power limit of 500 Watts. It is important to note that EVGA does not guarantee any performance increase or overclock while using this BIOS update.

You can download the EVGA XOC BIOS for GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 graphics card here. To install it, unzip the file, run Update.exe, and after updating restart your PC. That is the complete update process for the BIOS update. EVGA uploads both the normal BIOS (so you can revert) and XOC BIOS there so be careful when choosing the right files. You can use TechPowerUp GPU-Z tool to verify the BIOS install.
Source: EVGA Forums
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10 Comments on EVGA Unleashes XOC BIOS for GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Graphics Card

#1
gamefoo21
Still not the vbios they are handing out to their chosen 'few'.

This bios will not challenge those at the top, but I guess gesture is nice despite the smoke and mirrors EVGA is engaging in.

Just remember this like the 3080 vbios aren't the ones people have been requesting. Those are 800W+ limited if at all.
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#2
P4-630
Nice for the 10 people that were able to buy it.... :p
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#3
mouacyk
P4-630
Nice for the 10 people that were able to buy it.... :p
and each has 9 in backups in case space invaders invade
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#4
HDBitdata
I hope you guys get a evga 3090 ftw ultra for a review. I'm trying to decide which card I will get once supply catches up with demand.
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#5
tigger
I'm the only one
A few additional Watts strange description, by 1, 5 ,10? Hardly seems worth flashing it.
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#6
xkm1948
Sweet. Gonna try this later.
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#7
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
xkm1948
Sweet. Gonna try this later.
Be aware that this is for the 3090 FTW3 non-Ultra.

Nevermind.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3
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#8
junglist724
tigger
A few additional Watts strange description, by 1, 5 ,10? Hardly seems worth flashing it.
Extremely high power limits are rarely worth it without extreme cooling. You gain some oc headroom, but you also lose stability with every few degrees hotter the gpu runs. I've tried 2000w power limit bios on my 1080 ti and 2080 ti and they both got me a miniscule amount of extra clock speed, which became unstable as gpu temps reached steady state. My 2080 ti was running on 5 x 360mm + 1 x 140mm rads and that still wasn't enough cooling to make it worth it.
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#9
watzupken
The GPU is already pushed really hard in the first place, so not sure how much benefit will the extra power headroom deliver. Moreover, one will need to go custom water cooling in order to tame 500W of heat, and if one can only squeeze a little more performance out of it, then its not worth the trouble.
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#10
Gmr_Chick
Oh jeez...what could go wrong here? :roll:

Aw shit, son, I dun blowed up mah video card! :laugh:
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