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is this Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 is fastest GPU for extreme gaming?

Introduction:

Well, NVidia made a huge upgrade from the last gen Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080, likewise, there was no upgraded variant from Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080. So this time NVidia released the new upgraded version from the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti. This GPU is also considered to be one of the fastest GPU on this planet right now. Besides Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 Ti. So today I’m going to give you my honest review of this GPU.

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090




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Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090

Pros:

  • Large Cuda cores
  • capable cooler
  • Low noise
  • Extreme raytracing
  • awesome build

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • power hungry
  • huge space
  • less memory speeds

Name and Architecture:

Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Model: GeForce RTX 3090
Architecture: Ampere
Fabrication process: 8 nm
Transistors: 28 billion
Bus interface: PCI-E 4.0 x 16
Launch date: September 2020
Price at launch: $1499

So, Nvidia launched this GPU back in September 2020, there was huge GPU shortage back in Covid-19, so the MSRP of this GPU was so high. The starting price of this GPU is $1499 which by this time clearly lower than back in 2020. There are 28 Billion transistors which is by this time far more than the other GPUs, like AMD 6900XT, RTX 3080Ti, etc. this GPU is also PCI-E gen 4. That means the latest motherboard which supports PCI-E gen 4 slots will get the full potential performance of this GPU. This GPU is based on Ampere architecture which is far more faster than the last-gen Turing architecture. Also the performance gap is so much between these two GPUs.



Frequency:

Base clock: 1395 MHz
Boost clock: 1695 MHz

Most new GPUs these days have faster base clock and even faster memory clock. Like the new series of AMD 6000, has the fastest speeds. This time NVidia hasn’t given faster speeds, but they’ve given more Cuda cores with more shaders and more textures units. So with 10456 Cuda cores the base clock is 1395 MHz which is by this time more than every GPU, from AMD and from Nvidia except NVidia RTX 3090Ti. The boost clock is 1695 which isn’t that much but giving the fact that it has 10456 Cuda cores than its so much than others.

Memory specifications:

Memory size: 24 GB
Memory type: GDDR6X
Memory clock: 1219 MHz
Memory clock (effective): 19.5 GHz
Memory interface width: 384-bit
Memory bandwidth: 936.19 GB/s
L1 cache: 128 KB per SM
L2 cache: 6 MB

One of the key components of the GPUs is memory. This time Nvidia got even further with 24GB of new GDDR6X memory. This memory size is better for long-term heavy gaming like Elden ring and more efficient for Video Editing and for Video animations like Blender, Adobe After effects, Adobe premiere pro, and for Unreal Engine 5. Memory speeds are also a key factor in GPU performance. 24GB of GDDR6X has a memory speed of 1219 MHz which is going to help in getting this GPU memory faster and more efficiently. This GPU interface width is 384-Bit which is going to help with getting more faster connection with the GPU to the motherboard to access the full potential of this GPU. So with the memory interface width of 384-bit, the memory bandwidth getting faster than ever sending and receiving almost 936.19 GB/s. which is awesome. Nvidia RTX 3090 have also 6MB L2 cache memory, which will help to execute instructions faster.



Cores & Texture:

CUDA: 8.5
CUDA cores: 10496
RT cores: 82
Tensor cores: 328
ROPs: 112
SM count: 82
Texture units: 328

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has so many Cuda cores like so many. There are so many Cuda cores on a larger scale, which are 10496 Cuda cores. The Cuda cores are more than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080. There are 82 RT cores that help in rotating, resizing, and scaling the image. There are also 328 tensor cores which will help in Ray tracing. There are 112 ROPs, 82 SM Counts, and 328 Texture units. These ROPs, SM counts and textures units are helping in games for Ray tracing. For those who don’t know Ray tracing, well it means to get an actual real life environment in games, for example, clear reflections, sharp textures, etc.

Electric characteristics:

Maximum power draw: 350 W

These days GPU performances are getting faster, while it’s getting more power-hungry. If you take a 2018 GPU from Nvidia or AMD, the maximum power draw will be below 300W. But NVidia latest GPUs are getting power draw of almost 500W. this GPU will consume 350+ W. to run powerful games on full extreme graphics you need to get better power supply, because this GPU itself gets 350W of power,




Video features:

Multi-monitor: Up to 4 displays
Maximum digital resolution: 7680 x 4320 @60 Hz
Maximum DP resolution: 7680 x 4320 @120 Hz
Maximum HDMI resolution: 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
HDMI: Yes
HDMI version: 2.1

The Bigger the memory bandwidth of the GPU the more monitors will it run smoothly. This GPU can supports not 1 or 2, but 4 monitors, and fun fact this can support 4 monitors at 8K. There will be 4 inputs at this GPU, most will be changed because of the variants by different companies. But there will be at least 3 Display ports and 1 HDMI 2.1 which is the faster version from HDMI 2.0. The Display port can support higher bandwidth than the HDMI 2.1. So the DP will be best for gaming let’s say if you have a bigger monitor with high refresh rate.

Performance:

Pixel fill rate: 189.84 Gigapixels/s
Texture fill rate: 555.96 Gigatexels/s
Single precision compute power: 35.58 TFLOPS
Double precision computes power: 1111.92 GFLOPS

The pixel fill rate is 189.84 GP/s which is faster than last gen RTX 2080, it’s even faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. The texture fill rate is also faster than some of the most latest and power full GPUs form AMD, its 555.96 GP/s.



External connectors:

Standard display connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI
Power connectors: 2 x 8-pin
Audio input for HDMI: Yes

As I mentioned earlier, this GPU has 3 DP ports and 1 HDMI 2.1 port. You know that this GPU is so power-hungry. Well, the dual 8-pin connectors are going to be sending that much power to this GPU.  The founder edition of this GPU is also going to be different from other variants, there are some variants that need triple 8-pin connectors. So for that, you will at least need 1000W to 1200W of Power supply.

Dimensions:

Size (length x height): 12.3 inches (313 mm) x 5.4 inches (138 mm)
Width: Triple Slot

This GPU is huge, I mean we are talking about triple slot GPU. This GPU will not fit in many cases like, these days many of us are buying small cases and this GPU itself is 12.3 inches. So in order to fix this problem you’ll need a bigger case.



Features & Support:

Other features: 3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
HDCP 2.3
PhysX
Open CL support: 2.0
OpenGL support: 4.6
DirectX support: 12 Ultimate
Vulkan support: 1.2
Shader model: 6.5

There are a lot of new features in this GPU, and they are updated over time. The most amazing new features about this GPU are Ray tracing, 3D Vision, PhysX, etc. this GPU is so rich in features. This Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has Open CL support 2.0 which is a lot efficient than the last gen Open CL 1.0. This will help in boost in performance. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 also has Open GL 4.6 support which is also faster than the Open GL 4.5. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 also has DirectX 12 ultimate support. The Vulkan support is also 1.2 which makes the drivers experience more up-to-date. The Shader model makes the texture experience more accurate and more efficient and fast. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has the Shader model 6.5.

Gaming Experience:

The gaming experience of this GPU is on another level. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has the fastest memories, fast clock speeds, faster memory clock speeds, more Cuda cores, newest architecture, and higher bandwidth. Which makes the gaming experience more powerful. The more the Cuda cores the faster the performance of a GPU will be. So this GPU is like on steroids when it comes to the Cuda cores. Running GTA 5 on this GPU will give you around 330+ FPS. And in almost every game this GPU shows the best performance.  Video editing, game engines, and video animations are also going to be smoother with this GPU.



Summary:

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 desktop GPU, which was released in 2020. The card is based on Ampere architecture. It is manufactured using 8 nm technological process. The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 graphics card runs at 1395 MHz, and can be boosted as 1695 MHz Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090  has 10496 CUDA cores, 96 ROPs, and 272 texture units. The Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has 24 GB of GDDR6X memory. And clocked at 1219 MHz it has a 384-Bit wide memory Bandwidth, which gives 936.19 GB/s memory bandwidth. The GPU has PCI Express 4.0 interface. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 requires 2 motherboard slots. Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 has a maximum power draw of 350 watts.

So, this was my full review of the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3090 if you want to check out more articles like this then check the reviews in the menu. Also, do check out my YouTube channel. Thanks.

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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