Performance analysis and summary analysis
Marginal output disappears
The Geforce RTX 3090 video card is a bit of a hard puzzle to crack for those who have known the video card world for many years. This is a product that carries a fairly popular branding for Gamers And is a GeForce, but every muscle in its body belongs to hardware that used to be branded as TITAN or Quadro, graphic cards Who turn net to the world of productivity and production.
NVIDIA has decided that this time it is creating a cheaper TITAN card and branding it as a gaming card first and foremost, and not just one but one that is suitable for gaming at a resolution 8K. Specifically, we would love to know in the comments which of you have screens 8K And just eagerly waiting for a suitable video card.
When it comes to video card performance - from tests we conducted on three popular gaming resolutions today in the world of desktops, the actual difference in performance between the RTX 3090 and the RTX 3080 was an average of about 10%. This figure is not particularly surprising, given that it has been circulating on the net for several days now thanks to such and such leaks. In practice, what a gamer gets is a product that costs $ 1,500 and is about 10% higher performance than another product that costs about $ 700. We have until recently seen video cards that are capable of performing faster than that. When it comes to gaming performance, we just can not find ourselves recommending the RTX 3090 to any gamer who wants serious performance even in resolution 4k 3840X2160 that is still looking for its place, and screens with a high refresh frequency with it are still considered a real premium, with 2560X1440 high-frequency screens dominating the market.
It's not that it's a "bad" video card or that it has obvious drawbacks when one does not think about its price. This is a pretty amazing piece of hardware, with a relatively low power consumption over the RTX 3080 and the TUF model of Asus Is one we find ourselves surprised by its cooling capabilities and low noise level.
Technically, the cooling performance and noise level we saw in the RTX 3090 TUF are almost identical to those That we saw in the RTX 3080 TUF OC, Which is not a bad achievement at all.
When it comes to the crazy price of $ 1,500 which becomes an absolutely alarming number in the local market, enough users will find themselves saving and also having a hard time reaching the less glittering premium that RTX 3080 presents. So dynamic that every two years Technology Fresh looks like old news in it. Therefore, it is our moral duty to present to you the results of the performance tests as we have received them, and to clarify when buying is not worthwhile.
Here are the performance differences between RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090. Our average is less than 9%, when when we ignore the two tests with the small differences, we reach about 11% difference in their average.
There is a law of marginal output declining in electrical products and technology, and it is not a new law in this world. Admittedly, a 10% performance difference between a $ 700 product and a $ 1,500 product is not a difference that can be covered with nice words or explanations that maybe in the future and in some cases the difference is going to widen.
On the other side of the coin there are users who want a particularly powerful graphic core and lots זיכרון A graphic for them $ 1,500 for such a product is nothing short of a gift. These are not gamers, but people from the world of machine learning and the world of modeling and 1,500D. These users received a product for $ 2,500 that is significantly stronger than a product that has cost them $ XNUMX so far, such as theTITAN RTX.
It was possible to understand if there was a version of RTX 3090 with half the amount of memory (meaning 12GB) for a cost of $ 999. In such a situation, the price difference would still be relatively large, but not monstrous between RTX 3080-to-RTX 3090, and many users may be willing to make that leap for another 10% performance. Something tells us that there is a great chance that such a product will exist in the not too distant future.
In addition to everything that is happening here, more and more different sources on the net are confirming the existence of RTX 3080 has 20GB of graphics memory, Which should significantly reduce the value of the RTX 3090 even in this situation. In such a situation, it is impossible not to wonder whether NVIDIA Still think about rebuilding prices for its super-premium cards.
If we have to summarize the RTX 3090 in a nutshell - this is a video card that is marketed to gamers first and foremost, but it is better to find itself in workstations that can harness the great graphic power combined with its huge memory volume. In case you find yourself thinking of a model of one such, the TUF of Asus Is a very solid choice.