nvidia's top of the line rtx  30 90.  no no there's no time for that we've got  to talk about this thing  now if you haven't watched our rtx 3080  review  here's the background you need rtx 3000  also known as  ampere is what nvidia is calling the  biggest  generational leap in performance in the  company's history  now if you go back far enough i'ma press  x here  but he's also not joking these cards  unlike the touring based rtx 2000 series  are smoking fast right out of the gate  with our rtx 3080 reaching speeds in the  neighborhood  of 75 to 100 faster  than its predecessor depending on the  task that  combined with nvidia's super impressive  dlss 2.0 upscaling technology means  that 4k gaming went from someday  to today right now  but wait there's even more like this  message from our sponsor team group team  group's extreme  argb ddr4 gaming memory features clock  speeds up to 4 000 megahertz and a  stunning mirror design with rgb  check it out on their launch event  showing off their three brands and you  can run a 3 000  pc at the link below but the 3080 is  last week's news  in my hands right now is what jensen ceo  of nvidia  lovingly referred to as the bfgpu  and spoiler alert he's right  this is an rtx titan for scale heck  here's an rod strix oc for scale this  thing is  easily the largest not to mention  heaviest  conventional graphics card that i have  ever seen which means  that anyone who buys one needs to also  make some additional investments  first up you're gonna need a case with a  solid  gpu mount and enough clearance  being both taller and thicker than  previous flagships  it simply won't fit in most small form  factor cases  that is unless you hot rod them second  you'll need  a fat power supply rated at  350 watts of power consumption and  with nvidia's new 12-pin connector the  30-90 could  easily push your previous unit to its  limits  last but not least you're going to need  the fastest gaming cpu in the world  because quite frankly with anything else  you are  going to be leaving performance on the  table which is  something you don't want to do when  you're paying 1500 us dollars  for a graphics card yes my friends  compared to the rtx 3080  the world's first 8k gaming gpu gets you  more than  double not to mention faster video  memory 20  more cuda tensor and rt cores  and even nv link support via a new  connector that was presumably shrunk  to minimize wasted space on the  physically cut down pcb that makes  nvidia's new  flow-through cooler possible but wait  double the video memory why  well aside from giving it much better  compute capabilities  and more importantly the ability to  render much more complex 3d scenes in  software like blender  as it turns out gaming at 8k also  genuinely demands this much video memory  i mean think about it ak is 33  megapixels  at 32 bits per pixel that means to  display  just a single frame 128 megabytes of  video memory is needed  which doesn't sound so bad but add in  textures models screen space effects and  of course  rtx real time ray tracing i mean come on  and you've got yourself many times that  ideally 60 times per second or more  wolfenstein youngblood clocked in at  over  11 gigs of memory usage at 8k  sounds fun but at the end of the day it  all boils down to  performance doesn't it so by request  we built up a core i9 10 900k test bench  to minimize our cpu bottlenecks  and dug out our rtx 3080 along with a  2080 ti  and titan rtx for comparison starting  off with minecraft rtx we're seeing  about a 22  average frame rate improvement over the  rtx 3080 and a whopping  51 to 60 over the titan rtx  both with the lss on and off  not bad wolfenstein youngblood meanwhile  gives us a much more modest performance  improvement  over the 3080 at around 15 percent but  while still pulling off a respectable 50  improvement  over the titan rtx a card that costs a  thousand dollars more  so there you have it guys buy yourself  an rtx 3090  and a water bottle with all that money  you saved am i right lttstore.com cs go  and microsoft flight simulator  tell a very similar story in 4k but  interestingly the gap narrows  significantly for flight simulator at  1440p  because of cpu bottlenecks that's right  despite the op cpu and ultra graphic  settings  finally the parallel n64 emulator which  does  most of the graphics and sound emulation  on the gpu  rather than the cpu and recently added  upscaling support  shows us that the extra oomph brings us  up to 99th percentile frame times  near fps that eight times upscale by the  way works out to more pixels than 5k  emulated but then  there's the elephant in the room 8k  gaming as tom's hardware reported  nvidia's demos  only showed 8k aaa gaming with dlss 2.0  in what they're calling ultra  performance mode now before  dlss 2.0 offered performance and quality  scaling options  with performance rendering at 1080p like  the lss 1.0  and quality rendering at 1440p before  upscaling usually to 4k now  ultra performance still uses 1440p  but instead of performing a reasonable  scaling jump up to  4k it's trying to take that data and go  all the way up to 8k i mean that's  a lot of guesses to make in terms of  what are those smeary pixels  so does it look any good well on a 4k  display  there's little point in using it since  the only real effect  is similar to anti-aliasing which can be  had with less performance penalty in  other ways  but if you are one of the privileged few  with an 8k display today  here are some shots of what you can  expect to see from 4k  native versus 8k dlss ultra performance  versus 8k native you can see  clearly that 8k dlss ultra performance  delivers significantly more detail than  4k does  even if it isn't quite up to 8k native  standards  i mean check out the text and distant  details in this shop for example  ak dlss ends up much closer to 8k native  here  even if it's still not perfect and the  same deal with these grates on the floor  in this shot  they're almost completely wiped out in  4k but  dlss restores that now performance is  roughly  25 less than 4k but  that still puts us above the magic 60fps  mark on average  which is pretty sweet if you shelled out  for one of those new 8k tvs with hdmi  2.1  even better is that not every game even  aaa games necessarily needs to use dlss  we ran do maternal  at native ak with very high detail  settings  for what was honestly the most  mind-bending experience i've had with  this gpu so far  and we barely saw dips below 60 fps  also impressive during that session with  the 88-inch tv  was hdr gameplay recording with  shadowplay  now we had wanted to include a big  section about performance  and image quality but the story is sort  of already in the footage that you're  looking at  it just worked the performance hit was  reasonable  and it looks as good as you could expect  given the 100 megabit per second bit  rate  at such a massive resolution our entire  8k gaming experience video yesterday  was shot with it running in the  background without any hiccups  whatsoever  great job productivity though is where  the rtx 3090  both gets to stretch its legs and also  get a little bit dicey going up against  the titan and blender we saw anywhere  from a 50  improvement with the cpu optimized  gooseberry render  all the way up past 100 more performance  in the pavilion barcelona optics render  yes my friends gooseberry a benchmark  designed for cpus  can run on all of these cards thanks to  their ridiculous amounts of vram  other rendering benchmarks like v-ray  redshift and octane bench  all provide similar numbers across the  board with the rtx 3090 hovering around  the  15 to 20 mark over the 30 80  and 50 to 80 percent over the titan  then there's spec view perf where we can  see that the rtx 3090 is  sorry wait what no no go back to that  katia ran over 40 faster on the titan  how does that make sense okay so as it  turns out  this card while it has more raw  hutzpah than the titan rtx and  was introduced as if it were a titan-ish  it isn't a tight when we spoke to nvidia  they explained that there are  driver optimizations for the titan that  have not been enabled for the rtx 3090  and presumably won't and they confirmed  that these results are  100 expected behavior which  kind of sucks because if this thing is  mostly just a giant overgrown  3080 ti at 1500  what's the ampere titan gonna cost three  grand anyway  back to spec vue perf we did get several  wins for both the rtx 3090  and the titan rtx depending on the  workload with siemens nx  not even being in the same area code let  alone ballpark  that's kind of rough for professionals  who are looking to juice up their  workstation for  cad work by day and gaming at 8k by  night  which do they choose and there's more  bad news  remember that bit about needing a new  power supply well our test bench sure  did even a high quality 850 watt  couldn't keep up  with our rtx 3090 routinely breaking 375  watts with nvidia's pcap power meter  connected throughout our testing  with a peak power draw of over 450 watts  the titan rtx meanwhile barely broke 300  watts  the whole time thank fully the cooler  as with the rtx 3080 was well up to the  task and it didn't even break a sweat  through spec view perf with thermals  never pushing past 70 degrees  also core clocks were ridiculously  stable at around 2 gigahertz under load  so i guess all that weight and metal is  doing its job  and then some nvidia was clearly really  concerned with thermals this time around  and they just did a great job there's no  other way of putting it  and hopefully that means some  overclocking headroom as well  early reports on the rtx 3080 seem to  suggest  that the gddr 6x memory is pretty easily  bumped up  but we've also seen reports that nvidia  went for lower speed ram due to thermal  limitations  so as always stress test your overclocks  with a prolonged load before  considering them tournament ready and  speaking of overclocking we have a video  coming where we look at the differences  between  aftermarket gpus so make sure you get  subscribed so you don't miss it  for now these results leave me  i mean there's no real word for it other  than conflicted  about the rtx 3090. on the one hand it's  a  beast of a graphics card but on the  other hand  it's clear that nvidia is holding it  back so they don't eat into their titan  or quadro lineups kind of like how intel  runs things with xeon  it runs really cool with a fan that's  not nearly as loud as the rtx 2000  series  but it guzzles power and i can't help  feeling like a doofus for buying it for  workstation or cad use  knowing that there could be a titan  coming down the line  that puts the 3090 squarely in prosumer  slash enthusiast territory so like  super high-end gamers content creators  and especially 3d modelers  are gonna love it which isn't a bad  thing it's just  a niche thing and i can't help but feel  that nvidia could have done  more to make the 3090 shine  do you think that's fair  anthony do you think that's fair  yeah how about you jensen  i know you watch our videos and i also  know that you don't like it when you  think i'm  not being fair which is kind of funny to  me because  i get to sit here imagining a man who  casually buys  40 billion dollar companies and changes  computing as we know it who still gets  butt hurt when some nobody youtuber  doesn't like his gaming widget enough  but on the other hand you know what  jensen  i actually really like that about you  it's that kind of passion  that makes nvidia so great so  i've resolved to keep making you mad  because evidently when you got mad that  i didn't like your rtx 2080 ti  we got the 30 80. so i might go even  harder on you guys just to see how far  you can push pc gaming  no i'm just kidding jensen sort of since  i have your attention  please unlock the titan driver paths and  sri ov  at least for the rtx 3090 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