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Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC Review: Truly Massive

of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 It launched last week and set a new bar height for clearing the competition. With the RTX 4090 on top, GPU Benchmark Hierarchy Ranked as fastest best graphics card, the problem remains that you need to buy a specific 4090 model. In addition to the Founders Edition, cards from a number of third-party Add-in Board (AIB) partners are in the works.Start a third party review Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC (opens in new tab)is an absolutely massive card that overwhelms the already chunky 4090 Founders Edition.

The short answer to which card to buy is “any RTX 4090 in stock”. Despite extreme pricing, the performance boost was large enough that all 4090 cards sold out on launch.Certainly part of it can be attributed to RTX 4090 ScalperHowever No cryptocurrency GPU mining — No, the RTX 4090 is not profitable for mining. Also, I don’t have any other GPUs so far.

That, of course, depends on whether Nvidia can supply enough RTX 4090 GPUs to the market.I know the cards are sold out, but I don’t know how many actually soldThe number is in the thousands, and in some cases tens of thousands. However, Halo GPU launches don’t usually come with a lot of supply. Still, the RTX 4090 is incredibly fast, and Nvidia probably isn’t in a rush to push other of his 40-series models out. Independently endorsed by Nvidia (opens in new tab) We anticipate an oversupply situation at least through the end of the year.

However, Nvidia cannot delay forever. AMD announces RDNA 3 on November 3rdWe fully expect AMD to offer a card (possibly the Radeon RX 7900 XT) at a much lower price point than the RTX 4090. The RX 7950 XT, RX 7900 XT and RX 7800 XT. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

We’ve currently tested three different RTX 4090 cards: the Founders Edition, this Asus ROG Strix, and (to be reviewed) the MSI Suprim Liquid X. This review will show the results of all three cards, but knowledgeable gamers would know that. Performance rarely varies significantly between cards that use the same core GPU. Aesthetics and other factors become more important. Click here for 3 types of specs

graphics card Asus RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC MSI RTX 4090 Suprim Liquid X RTX 4090 Founders Edition
architecture AD102 AD102 AD102
SMS 128 128 128
GPU shader 16384 16384 16384
Boost Clock (MHz) 2610 (gaming), 2640 (OC mode) 2625 2520
VRAM Speed ​​(Gbps) twenty one twenty one twenty one
VRAM (GB) twenty four twenty four twenty four
TFLOPS FP32 (Boost) 85.5 86 82.6
TFLOPS FP16 (FP8) 684 (1368) 688 (1376) 661 (1321)
Bandwidth (GBps) 1008 1008 1008
TDP (Watts) 450 480 450
Release date October 2022 October 2022 October 2022
launch price $1,999 $1,749 $1,599

All three cards have the same underlying hardware, so I’ve removed most of the redundant lines from the specs list above. The only real difference in specs is due to potential differences in boost clocks and power ratings.

Asus doesn’t specify a TBP, but it’s supposed to be 450W, the same as the Founders Edition. With Asus GPU Tweak installed, you can also choose an OC mode that applies an extra 30 MHz to your GPU core clock and raises your power limit by a few percent. We’ll skip that and explore manual overclocking instead.

On paper, the Asus card has a factory overclock of 3.6% and the MSI card has a factory overclock of 4.2%. In reality, the GPU clocks we measured during testing are much closer than that. The Founders Edition averaged 2738 MHz in the Metro Exodus test, the MSI card at 2783 MHz (1.6% higher) and the Asus card at 2791 MHz (1.9% higher). As usual, Nvidia’s real-world GPU clocks tend to easily top their spec sheets.

Read more about how the RTX 4090 works here Nvidia Ada Lovelace Architecture DetailsWe also ran quite a few additional tests on the RTX 4090 Founders Edition, including professional content creation workloads and DLSS 3 tests. Our review of AIB cards will focus on card design and aesthetics, as well as other additional features, as the differences we see in performance are relatively limited.

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