The Titan has arrived! In this generation of NVIDIA cards it is in the shape of RTX3090. This right here is the top of the line card from Palit, the RTX 3090 Gaming PRO OC.
In this article we will go over the specs and show what you get in the box. Also check out the next article with the full review with benchmarks and our opinion on it.
Let’s check out what’s in the box – it’s pretty straight forward – it has a user manual, anti-sag bracket with mounting accessories, power cable adapter and the card itself.
The front of the card has a powerful iron-black and silver-grey look with 2-ball bearing fan design. On the other side we see a full size backplate with a honeycomb cutouts towards the end for heat dissipation.
When we look inside we see a double U heat pipe stretching from the GPU die to both ends of the card. Palit here is actually using NVIDIA reference PCB which surprisingly makes this board very narrow. If we compare it to 3080 TUF Gaming from ASUS it is over one centimetre slimmer.
This card is still 2.7 slots in height with most of it covered in fins. On the back we have one HDMI 2.1 port and 3 Display 1.4a ports.
On the side there are two 8 pin power connections as this card is rated to draw 350W of power. It does have a slight quirk – the power connections on the reference PCB are upside down.
The fans have also been upgraded from the previous generations and are expected to have lower fan vibration and prolonged life expectancy due to a 2-ball bearing system for reinforced stability. I like that Palit includes the low temperature silent mode, so the fans will not kick in unless the GPU is above 60 degrees.
And all the RGB fans – this one is for you. The card supports addressable RGB so you can personalise it to whatever your heart desires. You can control it through Palit ThunderMaster software together with fan speeds and also overclocking.
Moving over to the main specs of the card. Here we have a whopping 10,496 cuda cores with a boost clock of 1725 and 24GB of GDDR6X memory running at 19.5 Gigabit on a 384 bit bus.
This amount of computational power and memory is pretty much all you need for gaming and even high end productivity tasks. If that is not enough, then 3090 also supports NVLink so you can install two of them at the same time. That would be one expensively powerful rig!
NVIDIA 3000 series is now running over PCIE Gen 4, other features include DLSS, Improved Ray Tracing, HDCP 2.3 and up to 8k display resolution.
For a full review, make sure to check out our next article where we compare it to 2080 Super and also 3080.
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