The rtx 3090 ti is a very interesting graphics card. It is the fastest consumer card available right now, and it offers very impressive performance improvements over the previous generation. But is it really worth the price tag?
To start with let's look at the specifications of this new GPU. It features 24GB of GDDR6X memory, which is double the capacity of the original RTX 3090. It also has a higher boost clock and memory frequency. This is a nice upgrade, but it doesn't justify the hefty price hike over the original card.
Asus has also improved the thermal design on this card, which should help with cooling performance. The card has a pair of 90mm fans that are mounted on the top side of the PCB, and there is a large section of the backplate cut out for air to flow through. Asus has also managed to cram the entire PCB into a 325mm long package which is quite an accomplishment.
The RTX 3090 Ti can handle 1440p with the highest settings, and it actually outperforms last year's flagship card at this resolution. It does hit a wall with 4K, though, as higher-quality textures, tesselation, and anti-aliasing methods eat up a lot of VRAM. This is where a lower 12GB limit becomes a real problem, but it's not an issue at 1080p. In our testing at 1080p, we saw 161fps in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, 152fps in Total War: Three Kingdoms, and 126fps in Metro Exodus.