Hardware

RTX 3090 Arrived! Review in Progress

After several months of searching for a new RTX 30-series graphics card, I finally bit the bullet and decided to go with the PNY GeForce RTX 3090 24GB XLR8 Gaming Revel Epic-X RGB Triple Fan model.

This impressive machine boasts the following specs, taken right from PNY’s website:

  • CUDA Cores- 10496
  • Clock Speed- 1395 MHz
  • Boost Speed- 1695 MHz
  • Memory Speed (Gbps)- 19.5
  • Memory Size- 24GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Interface- 384-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth- (GB/sec) 936
  • TDP- 350 W
  • NVLink- Supported
  • Outputs- DisplayPort 1.4 (x3), HDMI 2.1
  • Multi-Screen- 4
  • Resolution- 7680 × 4320 @60Hz (Digital)
  • Power Input- Two 8-Pin
  • Bus Type- PCI-Express 4.0 ×16
  • Card Dimensions- 11.57 x 4.41″ x 2.20″; 2.7-Slot
  • Box Dimensions- 8.35″ x 14.68″ x 3.78″
I’d call that an upgrade!

My main PC: Subie

I also made a few other upgrades to my main PC in preparation, such as adding an EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850w power supply to feed to the beast, so to speak.

Below are my current specs for my main computer.

  • PNY GeForce RTX 3090
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-0850-X1, 850w G3 PSU
  • TUF B365M-Gaming Motherboard
  • Intel i7 9700
  • DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GT BK, CPU Air Cooler (push/pull setup with dual RF120 RGB fans)
  • 6 DEEPCOOL RF120 RGB Fans (not counting the 2 on the CPU cooler)
  • 48GB DDR4 RAM (with custom heatsinks)
  • Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB – M.2 NVMe
  • WD Blue 1TB HDD
  • iBuyPower Element Case
  • (Main Monitor) Gigabyte G32QC 32″ 165Hz 1440P Curved
  • (Secondary Monitor) Acer 31.5” 1080p 60hz
  • (Third Monitor) TCL 4k 55″ TV
  • (Fourth Monitor) Old Vertically-Mounted Gateway Monitor (merely for tracking PC performance/stats)

Next on my upgrade list will be a new motherboard and CPU, as soon as either AMD’s stock settles or the new Intel CPUs are released.

Soon, I will be running some benchmarks on the RTX 3090, dabble with some overclocking, and possibly flash a different BIOS on it.

 A full review will be added later.

Size comparison: PNY RTX 3090 vs. MSI GTX 1660ti Ventus OC.

My wife’s little sister’s build inheriting my old MSI GTX 1660ti Ventus OC GPU and EVGA 500w PSU.

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