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The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti offers a lot of customization options thanks to its triple BIOS that lets you pick between Normal, OC, and Performance. The massive quad-slot cooler keeps the card at good thermal levels, and the backplate is one of the best we've ever encountered.

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When I see these MSRPs, I think back to being blown away by the $299 MSRP on the original TNT2 Ultra. Thinking that video cards couldn't possibly get much more expensive than that. Wow, how things have changed. The funny thing is back then I really couldn't afford $300 video cards but I found a way to buy them. Now I can afford $2000 video cards and there is no way I will spend that much on one. No way in hell.
 

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I looked at the computerbase results, where they compare a 3090 strix with a 3090TI. 5% at 4k and 7% when oc'ing the TI Even the 10-12% you get from the highest performing 90TI vs a FE90, thats an insignificant amount. You wont feel it in games. Having 87 frames with a 3090 and 97 with a TI nets the exact same gaming experience. I would call it significant at around the 30% mark and above. Thats when you start to feel the gaming experience being different
 
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It's kinda disappointing that EVGA slightly fumbled on the cooling; that's historically one of their strong suits. Think there's a chance for upated firmware with revised fan curves? And holy #3!!, four slots? Bananas. I remember choosing a 9800 GT back in the day due in part to thinking dual-slot GPUs were ridiculous. But I also thought that about 1GB VRAM at the time.

In light of the massive cooling requirements, I know that manufacturers have released LC versions of certain cards. Have there ever been an LC-ready version of something? Seems like with how much some of these ginormous coolers must cost, you'd think there'd be an opportunity to offer a card without, yet still be able to sell at a slight discount and maintain/increase margin.
 
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  • Significantly faster than RTX 3090 non-Ti

Significant does not mean 5%

I guess you picked the 1080p number? that's not the right resolution for this card, it's too cpu limited.

Look at 4K, and also check individual games
It is a case of technically true when comparing to the reference 3090. When you compare the these 3090 Ti against its non-Ti counter parts there is barely any difference.
Since most of it came from the increased power limit which the non-reference card already had.
For exmaple both the 3090 Amp Holo and 3090 Ti Amp Holo.
 
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That power draw!! Love people screaming next gen wont draw 600w when we are almost there already. I'm lucky enough to be able to live off grid and not have to pay for power but damn is my 750w* psu not going to cut it when I get a new card. My 3080 10g isn't cutting it in some new games in 4k. Far Cry 6 and Deathloop for example run out of vram after a while and run like absolute shite, even using DLSS. My kids have 6900s and both games run fine at like for like settings

Edit. lol my psu is actually 750, not 650 but still, my 750 gold wouldn't be able to power this
 
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Fail. I wonder why nvidia bothered, I guess they want the last easy money from idiots before they release the 4xxx series. I see no point buying this gpu and look the price and power, insane.
 

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+22% faster than 6900XT in 4K but with that kind of power draw is irrelevant, I really don't like this product at all. 6950XT is probably going to be faster than 3090 in 4K rasterization (and the rumor is that the TDP is going to be 350W), so I guess Nvidia had to keep the performance crown somehow.
 
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  • Significantly faster than RTX 3090 non-Ti <----- You lost me there.
 
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Fail. I wonder why nvidia bothered, I guess they want the last easy money from idiots before they release the 4xxx series. I see no point buying this gpu and look the price and power, insane.

Probably to show that these high power draw cards be cooled and can be viable, if the 40x0 series follows suit and has high power draw.

This EVGA 3090Ti is about an inch shorter than the 980Ti AMP! Omega I had, but weighs about the same - nearly 5 pounds! Holy crap. Anyone that's looking to get one of these, be sure to get a support bracket to prevent GPU sag.
 
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Imagine managing to beat the 6500 XT in irrelevant hardware releases...
 

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pffft, not reassuringly expensive enough! I could still just about afford this, so it's no good. It must be unaffordable to be worth anything. :p
 

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When I see these MSRPs, I think back to being blown away by the $299 MSRP on the original TNT2 Ultra. Thinking that video cards couldn't possibly get much more expensive than that. Wow, how things have changed. The funny thing is back then I really couldn't afford $300 video cards but I found a way to buy them. Now I can afford $2000 video cards and there is no way I will spend that much on one. No way in hell.
I couldn’t agree more. I’m surprised that it’s not even more reassuringly unaffordable.

I remember paying around £550 for my 780 Ti and thinking how outrageous that price was then, but it’s now quadrupled. Ridiculous.
 

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Fail. I wonder why nvidia bothered, I guess they want the last easy money from idiots before they release the 4xxx series. I see no point buying this gpu and look the price and power, insane.
I agree, the closest to noticeable thing is some of the ray tracing performance and even then not every game supports it so what are you really even paying for,
 
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I couldn’t agree more. I’m surprised that it’s not even more reassuringly unaffordable.

I remember paying around £550 for my 780 Ti and thinking how outrageous that price was then, but it’s now quadrupled. Ridiculous.

Looked at slightly differently, the 780 ti and 3080 launched at the "same" (conveniently ignoring that street pricing went all whack-job) RRP, but you would get almost 4X the performance for your hypothetical USD699, albeit at ~1.25X the power draw. Even now, that GBP550 is enough for a 3060 ti or 6700 XT, which is 2.5X the 780 ti with less power in both cases. They're just pushing the limits because they can, and people will pay. The 3090 ti is already sold out everywhere.

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I guess you picked the 1080p number? that's not the right resolution for this card, it's too cpu limited.

Look at 4K, and also check individual games

A real reviewer would of downclocked the 3090ti to the same speed as the 3090 which would of given people a better idea if the ti is Significantly faster than OC models of a base card......
 

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Looked at slightly differently, the 780 ti and 3080 launched at the "same" (conveniently ignoring that street pricing went all whack-job) RRP, but you would get almost 4X the performance for your hypothetical USD699, albeit at ~1.25X the power draw. Even now, that GBP550 is enough for a 3060 ti or 6700 XT, which is 2.5X the 780 ti with less power in both cases. They're just pushing the limits because they can, and people will pay. The 3090 ti is already sold out everywhere.

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Thing is, technology progresses, so with the market working "normally", one would expect the next gen card in the same relative position in the product stack, eg 2080 > 3080, to be about the same price as the old version. Going by this logic, the 3090 or 3090 Ti shouldn't cost much more than the 780 Ti, adjusting for inflation and perhaps manufacturing costs. Alas, it doesn't work like this as we know to our cost, leading to a card costing an insane $2200. It probably is rather more expensive to make than that old 780 Ti, but I'm sure that it shouldn't cost more than about a grand tops to still make a decent profit. As you say, "because they can". Sigh.

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Oh dear, bit of a facepalm this one. Be glad that W1z is a chill dude who lets you get away with an insult like this. His reviews are some of the best around, so make a polite suggestion which would be appreciated, don't throw an insult.
 
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Probably to show that these high power draw cards be cooled and can be viable, if the 40x0 series follows suit and has high power draw.

This EVGA 3090Ti is about an inch shorter than the 980Ti AMP! Omega I had, but weighs about the same - nearly 5 pounds! Holy crap. Anyone that's looking to get one of these, be sure to get a support bracket to prevent GPU sag.
Atleast EVGA has included a leash to tie GPU from top of Case("refined" version of fishing line people have been using for ages.
 
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Atleast EVGA has included a leash to tie GPU from top of Case("refined" version of fishing line people have been using for ages.
Yeah, I've been using a small piece of solid wire, probably 2 cents worth, to do this for over a decade.

A real reviewer would of downclocked the 3090ti to the same speed as the 3090 which would of given people a better idea if the ti is Significantly faster than OC models of a base card......
Your comment comes across to us as condescending dick. Was that your intent?
 
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