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NVIDIA RTX 3090 Review Rundown

NvidiaPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 78%
Pros**
  • Extremely fast for 4K gaming
  • 24 GB of GDDR6x memory for the first time
  • Impressive ray tracing performance
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Nvidia's new flagship goes by the name of GeForce RTX 3090 and offers a whopping 24 GB of graphics memory for the consumer sector for the first time. Nvidia clearly deviates from the reference design of the RTX 2000 cards in terms of cooling. Unlike with the MSI GeForce RT 3090 Suprim X, Nvidia does not include a graphics card support stand with its model.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Nvidia's new flagship goes by the name of GeForce RTX 3090 and offers a whopping 24 GB of graphics memory for the first time. The cooling unit was developed from the ground up, and even three slots are occupied in the GTX 3090. The large 110-millimeter fans push a lot of air through the cooling fins that are distributed over the entire length of the card.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • 24 GB of graphics memory for the first time
  • Very good cooling performance
  • Very large cooling surface
Cons[**]
  • No graphics card support stand

pcworld[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
The GeForce RTX 3090 is built using the same next-gen “Ampere” GA102 graphics processor. It's stuffed with more of everything, including more CUDA cores, more SMs, more memory, a bigger memory bus. The GTX 3090's mammoth 24GB capacity is the real draw for professionals. More VRAM helps AI and analytics pros handle larger data sets.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 24GB GDDR6X memory
  • Super-fast 4K gaming performance
  • Supports Nvidia OptiX and DLSS
Cons[**]
  • No SLI connector

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is the first graphics card that can provide playable frame rates at this high resolution. Where it really shines is in 3D Rendering and encoding, making it hugely compelling to creative professionals that need this level of performance without investing thousands of dollars in a Quadro or Tesla card. The experience here is definitely premium, even if the price-to-performance ratio won't make sense for most people.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive 3D Rendering and encoding
  • Impressive 4K gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Pricey compared to RTX 3080 Ti

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
RT 3090 comes equipped with 24GB of GDDR6X memory, this time clocked at 19.5 Gbps (compared to 19 Gbps on the 3080). This is accomplished by enabling the final two 32-bit memory controllers on GA102, and then running 24 chips in half-width 16-bit interface mode. The video ports on GeForce RTX 3090 FE are the same as on Turing.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Higher throughput per SM than the RTX 3080
  • Higher TFLOPS per SM
  • Compact design
Cons[**]
  • No VirtualLink port
  • L1 cache is larger than before

References

3. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review. techradar. 2021-02-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition Review: Heir to the Titan Throne. tomshardware. 2020-12-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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