Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti partner card roundup

Unlimited power! Lots of cooling. You get the idea.

Have you ordered your 1.21-gigawatt power supply, Marty? Because Nvidia’s RTX 3090 Ti reviews are out, and it is hungry!

If you haven’t yet read any reviews, spoiler alert; the beast has a big belly requiring 500W to be satiated.

Knowing power doesn’t disappear like magic, it must come out in some form, and wicking away heat is a problem faced by add-in card partners.

That is why in this digest we showcase some of the coolers used by different manufacturers, starting with the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin Hybrid, cooled using a 360mm AIO.

Only AIOs are able to keep to a dual-slot form factor, and even then, the Kingpin hybrid is much taller than the PCIe bracket.

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Galax, as usual, employs its well-known HOF white colour scheme for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti HOF OC LAB, featuring a triple-slot air-cooling system, with frequencies hitting up to 1,920MHz in performance mode at a whopping 516W TGP (Total Graphics Power).

Source: Galax

The MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X shares aspects of previous Suprim X cards, but is bigger and heavier. Averaging 1,965MHz with a peak at 2,070MHz in Techpowerup’s review, this 2kg+ beastie is a sight to behold. Notice use of the all-new 16-pin power connector?

Palit’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GameRock is also a three-slot card equipped with a diamond-looking shroud capable of displaying 90 per cent ARGB colours. It is also clocked a bit lower, at 1,890MHz.

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The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti iChill Frostbite and RTX 3090 Ti X3 OC are two leading cards from Inno3D. Where the former uses a waterblock to dissipate heat, the latter makes do with an industrial-looking triple-slot/triple-fan air cooler. TGP is north of 450W for the duo, as well.

INNO3D RTX 3090 Ti iChill Frostbite – Source: Videocardz
INNO3D RTX 3090 Ti X3 OC – Source: Videocardz

PNY’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti XLR8, on the other hand, has but simple RGB fans on top of a triple-wide heatsink. It also matches Nvidia’s reference 1,860MHz frequency. Another card with the new power connector.

Source: Videocardz

The Colorful iGame RTX 3090 Ti Vulcan is a smidge thicker at 3.5-slot, boosts up to 1,920MHz, and has the iGame display running at a 480×128 resolution. Like it or loathe it?

Source: Videocardz

Asus’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Strix LC is another AIO liquid-cooled card, employing a 240 mm radiator. If it were us, we’d opt for a liquid-cooled card as taming 500W with air is no easy task.

Source: Techpowerup

The Asus GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF has a 1,920MHz boost clock, 3.2-slot air cooler and three fans without any RGB bling. A card that puts function over form.

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To close this list, why not take a glance at Zotac’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Amp Extreme Holo, a long name for a long card (36.5cm).

Source: Techpowerup

Quite the choice we have, if you ask me. All cards are available for pre-order at around £1,800 to £2,200, putting them 50 per cent more expensive than non-Ti models.