The start of sales of the new flagship Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, which debuted at CES 2022, was expected next week, however, according to the latest rumors, the novelty has been postponed due to hardware and BIOS problems. However, manufacturers are starting to add these video cards to their product catalogs on their official websites. This is what MSI did, which gives us the opportunity to evaluate the characteristics of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
We already knew that the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti will have 10,752 CUDA cores, but now the GPU frequency is known. In gaming and quiet modes, it is 1880 MHz, in extreme mode (it requires installed MSI Center software) – 1900 MHz. For comparison, the frequencies of the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X are 1860-1875 MHz, respectively.
21 GHz memory has already been mentioned, but another interesting point concerns the power subsystem. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti was credited with a new 16-pin connector, transmitting power up to 600 watts. But MSI decided to use three standard eight-pin connectors in the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X. Apparently, this was done for better compatibility with current power supplies in PC gamers.
Finally, another important point: the power consumption of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is 480W! That’s 30W more than the current flagship. For a couple of hours of playing, such a video card will wind up 1 kW on the energy meter. Accordingly, the power of the recommended power supply is also 1 kW. The last thing to note: the weight of the video card is 1905 grams – 10 grams more than the GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X.