News Nvidia Declines to Disclose More Details About Illusive RTX 3090 Ti

jp7189

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THE EVGA 3090 FTW3 will happily eat 500W and according to gpuz is still power limited in most scenarios. I wonder how much more performance can be had in the Ti version without bumping power to supply melting levels.
 

watzupken

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I feel this product was never meant to gamers to begin with. With mining demand quite low (which is why we see better supply of GPUs), there is little reason for Nvidia to release a card that is thermally impossible to tame with air cooling, unless of course miners don't need to run the GPU at high core clockspeed. Miners will mostly prefer the memory to run fast, so it will still be feasible to cool on air with the core downclocked.
 

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I feel this product was never meant to gamers to begin with. With mining demand quite low (which is why we see better supply of GPUs), there is little reason for Nvidia to release a card that is thermally impossible to tame with air cooling, unless of course miners don't need to run the GPU at high core clockspeed. Miners will mostly prefer the memory to run fast, so it will still be feasible to cool on air with the core downclocked.
By far the biggest obstacle for mining with GDDR6X cards is keeping the memory at acceptable temperatures. The GPU itself is a nonissue, especially when you consider it gets significantly downclocked for ethereum mining. It was pretty much a requirement to change the heat pads on a 3090 FE to safely mine with it near its capabilities. With leaked reports that the 21Gbps GDDR6X is having problems running regular applications, it doesn't sound like it's going to be good for mining unless it gets water cooled. That would be fine for the gamer who was planning on water cooling their one card anyway, but that would not make it a very good option for massive mining farms. However, I don't think there are more than a handful of gamers willing to spend $3000-4000 on this card plus a water block.
 

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Yet miners prefer the Nvidia RTX over ASIC rigs because of resale value despite how wornout they get after years of use.
 

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