Friday, October 23rd 2020

Puget Systems Test Quad NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Card Workstation

Puget Systems have recently released performance and testing data from their quad NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 workstation. Puget Systems has paired the four Gigabyte RTX 3090 TURBO 24G cards with a 10 core Intel Xeon W-2255, 128 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory, and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W P2 power supply. The power draw hit 1717 W being drawn from the wall when running DaVinci Resolve, this prompted the installation of a second EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W P2 power supply.

The performance of this system is extremely impressive for enterprise applications that natively support multiple GPUs as NVIDIA has limited SLI support to two cards with the RTX 3090 ruling out running any of the few games which still support the feature. Puget Systems noted that they had very few issues getting the four blower-style cards working in a desktop workstation with temperatures staying below 80°C even under full load.
Performance

Puget Systems has provided performance data for a variety of professional applications including OctaneBench, V-Ray Next, RedShift, and DaVinci Resolve with total system performance and relative performance to a single RTX 3090.
Power Draw
Temperatures
Noise Comparison

Source: Puget Systems
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20 Comments on Puget Systems Test Quad NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Card Workstation

#1
Verpal
Maximum of 80 degree is actually not bad, I bet if the cards are individually undervolted the system would be a lot more tolerable to be in same room with.
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#2
nguyen
sounds like a jet about to take off there
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#3
lexluthermiester
Wait, 4 RTX3090's benchmarking 4x faster than a single card? Who could have possibly seen that coming?!?....(note sarcasm)
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#4
Vya Domus
lexluthermiester
Wait, 4 RTX3090's benchmarking 4x faster than a single card? Who could have possibly seen that coming?!?....(note sarcasm)
Anyone ? As you can see the scaling isn't always 4 times.
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#5
lexluthermiester
Vya Domus
Anyone ? As you can see the scaling isn't always 4 times.
True. However most of those tests show a linear scaling of performance. With well coded & optimized software that should be expected.
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#6
Chrispy_
As horrendous as that sounds, I'm still impressed that each card can actually dissipate 300W with such a tiny slit to breathe through.

I have been in datacenters quieter than that though.
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#7
lexluthermiester
Chrispy_
I have been in datacenters quieter than that though.
I haven't. Been to many datacenters and anything less quiet than that would not qualify as a "datacenter". Full stop.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I mean in a real world situation, you would never run the cards like that. They would be all watercooled.
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#9
lexluthermiester
FreedomEclipse
I mean in a real world situation, you would never run the cards like that. They would be all watercooled.
Watercooling is an option, but as Puget Systems showed, it's not required.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lexluthermiester
Watercooling is an option, but as Puget Systems showed, it's not required.
Yeah.... So long as your hearing isnt required.
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#11
TheDeeGee
I'm surprised by the temps, i was expecting something in the 90s :P
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#12
Chrispy_
TheDeeGee
I'm surprised by the temps, i was expecting something in the 90s :p
Nvidia cards throttle at about 80C. There's a good chance that three of those four cards are thermal throttling. 83C. So actually these may all be running without throttling.
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#13
wheresmycar
wow the noise. Is it just me or did you think of "fastening your seat belts" too?
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#14
ypsylon
OK, I had to actually change diapers few times because that's wet dream for CUDA rendering. :respect:

So far outside my league, but maybe if stocks come back to normal I'll manage to grab one. :fingerscrossed:
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#15
The Foldinator
ypsylon
OK, I had to actually change diapers few times because that's wet dream for CUDA rendering. :respect:
I have the same shittie result :peace:
i only need it for a year :p
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#16
EarthDog
Thats... a beast. Wowzas.

What i took away from this is 627W MAX draw (at the wall, so ~570W actual) with a 165W CPU. 750W psu seems to be plenty for one. Maybe 850W if you're overclocking the snot out of the cpu.
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#17
dinmaster
could we get game benchmarks? just want to see mgpu dx12 games and scaling
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#18
Caring1
Chrispy_
As horrendous as that sounds, I'm still impressed that each card can actually dissipate 300W with such a tiny slit to breathe through.
I'm guessing if the gap between cards was larger the sound might be reduced as that sounds like a sucking noise as they try to draw air in.
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#19
Max(IT)
Does it run Crisys ? :ohwell:
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#20
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Max(IT)
Does it run Crisys ? :ohwell:
no
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