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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE - High-end graphics power at a premium price!

Almost impossible to get! Nvidia replaced the 2000 generation with the RTX 3000 graphics cards a few months ago and provided a decent performance boost. The race to get a hold of the current models continues unabated, but we were able to get our hands on one of Nvidia's coveted Founders Edition models. You can find out how well the model did against the competition in this review that includes numerous benchmarks.
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The external connections of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
The external connections of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
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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. These memory sizes were previously only available in professional graphics solutions like the Quadro or Titan models. One thing is for sure: Criticism due to too little VRAM does not apply with the RTX 3090.

Nvidia clearly deviates from the reference design of the RTX 2000 cards in terms of cooling design. The cooling unit was developed from the ground up, and even three slots are occupied in the GeForce RTX 3090. In return, it finally offers a fan-stop mode, which reduces the noise level in 2D mode significantly. Nvidia also places one axial fan per side, something that we had not seen in this form before. The large 110-millimeter fans push a lot of air through the cooling fins that are distributed over the entire length of the graphics card. This provides a very large cooling surface to quickly dissipate the power loss of the 350 watts. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 weighs a good 2 kilograms. If you install the graphics card horizontally in your system, you should consider a stand. The PCI slot will thank you in the long run. Unlike with the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, Nvidia does not include a graphics card support stand with its model.

Another new feature is the 12-pin power connector. This replaces the previous 2x 8-pin connectors. However, in our opinion, its placement is not very well designed, because those who use the included adapter will always have an unsightly cable tangle in front of them in their field of vision. Various power supply manufacturers have reacted and offer suitable cables to be able to manage without the included adapter construction.

Externally, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition offers 1x HDMI 2.1 and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a connections.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE

The specs of the GeForce graphics cards in comparison

Specification RTX 3090 (FE) RTX 3080 FE RTX 3070 FE Titan RTX TITAN X Pascal RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080
Chip GA102 GA102 GA104 TU102 GP102 TU102 TU104
FinFET process 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 12 nm 16 nm 12 nm 12 nm
CUDA cores 10,496 8,704 5,888 4,608 3,584 4,352 2,944
Texture units 328 272 184 288 224 272 184
Tensor cores 328 3rd Gen 272 3rd Gen 184 3rd Gen 576 2nd Gen - 544 2nd Gen 368 2nd Gen
RT cores 82 68 46 72 - 68 46
GPU base clock 1,395 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,417 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,515 MHz
GPU boost clock 1,695 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,750 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,531 MHz 1,545 MHz 1,710 MHz
Memory bus 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 936 GB/s 760 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 480.4 GB/s 616 GB/s 448 GB/s
Video memory 24 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Power consumption 350 W 320 W 220 W 280 W 250 W 250 W 215 W

Our test system based on the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

A current AMD platform based on the Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi serves as the test system. The CPU (AMD Ryzen 9 5900X) offers good CPU performance, and we use an AIO (Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 mm) for cooling. The 32 GB of RAM comes from Corsair and clocks at 4,000 MHz. We use the Acer Predator XB321HK as a monitor. It doesn't limit us due to its UHD capability. At this point, we would like to thank AMD for providing the test platform as well as Corsair for the RAM kit.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB

For the upcoming benchmarks and tests, we use the following system:

  • Lian Li O11 Dynamic
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE (Nvidia 461.09)
  • Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi (BIOS 2402, default settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-4000)
  • Corsair RM1000X 1,000-watt power supply
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB RAM kit
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Crucial MX500 2 TB (for games)

Synthetic benchmarks

In the synthetic tests, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE shows a solid performance, although the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT makes things a bit hard for Nvidia's flagship every now and then. In high resolutions with many details, the GeForce RTX 3090 can fully show its strengths as the Unigine Superposition test very well shows. However, our test sample loses the comparison with the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X, which was to be expected as well due to the lower TDP. As a reminder, the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X can consume up to 420 watts, which is 70 watts more than the Founders Edition that we are testing. 

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
19571 Points ∼100% +5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
18685 Points ∼95%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
17604 Points ∼90% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
17603 Points ∼90% -6%
Nvidia Titan RTX
15283 Points ∼78% -18%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
13111 Points ∼67% -30%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
12626 Points ∼100% +9%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
12371 Points ∼98% +7%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
11613 Points ∼92%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
10645 Points ∼84% -8%
Nvidia Titan RTX
8649 Points ∼69% -26%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
8227 Points ∼65% -29%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
25015 Points ∼100% +13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
23114 Points ∼92% +5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
22075 Points ∼88%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
20007 Points ∼80% -9%
Nvidia Titan RTX
17176 Points ∼69% -22%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
15722 Points ∼63% -29%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
49735 Points ∼100% +20%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
42688 Points ∼86% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
41298 Points ∼83%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
37604 Points ∼76% -9%
Nvidia Titan RTX
34722 Points ∼70% -16%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
31020 Points ∼62% -25%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
7521 Points ∼100% +7%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
7002 Points ∼93%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
6346 Points ∼84% -9%
Nvidia Titan RTX
5402 Points ∼72% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5256 Points ∼70% -25%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
4639 Points ∼62% -34%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
16868 Points ∼100% +7%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
15794 Points ∼94%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
14243 Points ∼84% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
13471 Points ∼80% -15%
Nvidia Titan RTX
12186 Points ∼72% -23%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
10673 Points ∼63% -32%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
12694 Points ∼100% +8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
11806 Points ∼93%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
10822 Points ∼85% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10046 Points ∼79% -15%
Nvidia Titan RTX
9056 Points ∼71% -23%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
8365 Points ∼66% -29%
1920x1080 1080p High
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
25953 Points ∼100% +9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
23853 Points ∼92%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
22265 Points ∼86% -7%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
21912 Points ∼84% -8%
Nvidia Titan RTX
20315 Points ∼78% -15%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
17244 Points ∼66% -28%
1280x720 720p Low
Nvidia Titan RTX
40994 Points ∼100% +18%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
36452 Points ∼89% +5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
34649 Points ∼85%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
34602 Points ∼84% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
33329 Points ∼81% -4%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
32183 Points ∼79% -7%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
273.7 fps ∼100% +45%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
243.2 fps ∼89% +29%
Nvidia Titan RTX
215.1 fps ∼79% +14%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
204 fps ∼75% +8%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
192.9 fps ∼70% +2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
188.2 fps ∼69%
Extreme Preset DX11
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
283.5 fps ∼100% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
274 fps ∼97%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
252.5 fps ∼89% -8%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
247.9 fps ∼87% -10%
Nvidia Titan RTX
237.1 fps ∼84% -13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
203.2 fps ∼72% -26%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
196 fps ∼100% +2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
192.4 fps ∼98%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
190.6 fps ∼97% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
181.8 fps ∼93% -6%
Nvidia Titan RTX
180.1 fps ∼92% -6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
157 fps ∼80% -18%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
187.8 fps ∼100% +18%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
172 fps ∼92% +8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
158.8 fps ∼85%
Nvidia Titan RTX
158.5 fps ∼84% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
158.2 fps ∼84% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
142.9 fps ∼76% -10%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
Image Processing
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
6195.77 MPix/s ∼100% +42%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
4437.15 MPix/s ∼72% +1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
4372.06 MPix/s ∼71%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
3813.17 MPix/s ∼62% -13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
2567.24 MPix/s ∼41% -41%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
200.37 GB/s ∼100% +4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
192.04 GB/s ∼96%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
173.97 GB/s ∼87% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
160.76 GB/s ∼80% -16%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
117.78 GB/s ∼59% -39%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
381.78 KOPT/s ∼100% +51%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
254.45 KOPT/s ∼67% +1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
252.39 KOPT/s ∼66%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
220.9 KOPT/s ∼58% -12%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
146.46 KOPT/s ∼38% -42%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
5808 Samples/s ∼100%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
5727 Samples/s ∼99% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
5198 Samples/s ∼89% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5057 Samples/s ∼87% -13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
4284 Samples/s ∼74% -26%
Sala GPUs-only
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
28023 Samples/s ∼100% +91%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
14670 Samples/s ∼52%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
14590 Samples/s ∼52% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
12980 Samples/s ∼46% -12%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
10096 Samples/s ∼36% -31%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
17058 Points ∼100% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
16543 Points ∼97%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
15508 Points ∼91% -6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
11510 Points ∼67% -30%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
11304 Points ∼66% -32%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
11197 Points ∼100% +5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
10650 Points ∼95%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
10018 Points ∼89% -6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
9938 Points ∼89% -7%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
7042 Points ∼63% -34%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
9236 Points ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
8399 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
8341 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
7540 Points ∼82% -18%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
5364 Points ∼58% -42%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
4560 Points ∼100% +5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
4344 Points ∼95%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
4159 Points ∼91% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
3947 Points ∼87% -9%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
2666 Points ∼58% -39%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
5391 Points ∼100% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
5246 Points ∼97%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
5154 Points ∼96% -2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
4450 Points ∼83% -15%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
2749 Points ∼51% -48%
1024x600 Normal, Score
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
46547 Points ∼100% +1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
46018 Points ∼99%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
41594 Points ∼89% -10%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
38823 Points ∼83% -16%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
29330 Points ∼63% -36%

Gaming benchmarks

The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)

The GeForce RTX 3090 is an extremely fast graphics card that is perfectly suited for 4K gaming. Nevertheless, users of the Founders Edition have to make do with a slightly weaker performance. The partner cards, which often offer a higher TDP, deliver slightly higher frames per second. However, games don't run noticeably faster. If we only look at the results of the Full HD benchmarks, the duel against the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT doesn't definitely end in Nvidia's favor. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT can often place itself in front of the GeForce RTX 3090 FE. An AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT should even increase the lead here. However, we haven't had the chance to examine a sample of the Radeon RX 6900 XT so far, so that we can't provide benchmark results here. Only at higher resolutions does the GeForce RTX 3090 manage to set itself apart. AMD can no longer keep up here. Furthermore, Nvidia offers great features with DLSS and ray tracing, which are being used increasingly in many games. Meanwhile, AMD has also included RT cores in its RX 6800 GPUs, but they can't keep up with the current Ampere generation in terms of technical performance.

We use the game The Witcher 3 (Ultra preset, 1080p) to measure the frame times and frame rates. The game still scales very well with current graphics cards despite its age. We recorded a few outliers in the frame times, which are also visible in the frame rates. We could not determine a lasting impact on the game's performance.

The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
148 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
114 (106min - 122max) fps ∼77% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
110 (97min - 117max) fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
104 (97min - 112max) fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
102 (95min - 110max) fps ∼69% -31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
90.9 (84min - 101max) fps ∼61% -39%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
171.5 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
160 (138min - 179max) fps ∼93% -7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
145 (123min - 154max) fps ∼85% -15%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 (127min - 154max) fps ∼82% -18%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
138 (125min - 151max) fps ∼80% -20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
121 (112min - 134max) fps ∼71% -29%
Far Cry 5
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
105 (94min - 121max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
95 (72min - 124max) fps ∼90% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
93 (78min - 109max) fps ∼89% -11%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
81 (73min - 95max) fps ∼77% -23%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
78 (66min - 93max) fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
70 (63min - 84max) fps ∼67% -33%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161 (112min - 210max) fps ∼100% +13%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
143 (108min - 192max) fps ∼89% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
142 (102min - 199max) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
135 (97min - 188max) fps ∼84% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
130 (97min - 185max) fps ∼81% -8%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
120 (94min - 159max) fps ∼75% -15%
Far Cry New Dawn
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
97 (75min - 124max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
94 (75min - 129max) fps ∼97% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
88 (71min - 110max) fps ∼91% -9%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
84 (71min - 100max) fps ∼87% -13%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
81 (68min - 98max) fps ∼84% -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
72 (61min - 86max) fps ∼74% -26%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
131 (89min - 206max) fps ∼100% +17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
116 (77min - 187max) fps ∼89% +4%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
113 (78min - 186max) fps ∼86% +1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
112 (75min - 189max) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
108 (71min - 183max) fps ∼82% -4%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
92 (64min - 140max) fps ∼70% -18%
Anno 1800
3840x2160 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
51.3 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
45.5 (42min - 49max) fps ∼89% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
43.2 (32min - 52max) fps ∼84% -16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
35 (23min - 40max) fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
54.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
54 (38min - 82max) fps ∼99% -1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
52 (42min - 66max) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
51.2 (45min - 66max) fps ∼94% -6%
Crysis Remastered
3840x2160 Very High Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
60.5 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
54.4 (34.7min, 38.5P0.1, 45.5P1 - 74.7max) fps ∼90% -10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
49.2 (36min, 36.9P0.1, 39P1 - 61.3max) fps ∼81% -19%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
48.9 (13.3min, 35.6P0.1, 42.3P1 - 64max) fps ∼81% -19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
38.9 (21.9min, 28P0.1, 31.1P1 - 58.6max) fps ∼64% -36%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:SM
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
115 (54.4min, 61.6P0.1, 73.5P1 - 194max) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
97.1 fps ∼84%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
94.7 (36.3min, 43P0.1, 59.2P1 - 225max) fps ∼82% -2%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
75.8 (46.1min, 48.5P0.1, 54.2P1 - 148max) fps ∼66% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
62.1 (41.5min, 41.8P0.1, 44.5P1 - 113max) fps ∼54% -36%
Dirt 5
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
91.4 (14min - 106max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
83.1 (63.6min, 66.3P0.1, 74.7P1 - 97.1max) fps ∼91% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
65.7 (38.5min, 48.7P0.1, 55P1 - 86.9max) fps ∼72% -28%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
57 fps ∼62% -38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
54.7 (40.4min, 46.3P0.1, 48.8P1 - 64.6max) fps ∼60% -40%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
159.5 (110min - 186max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
159 (132.7min, 138.5P0.1, 143.7P1 - 191.8max) fps ∼100% 0%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
97 (47.5min, 70.2P0.1, 73.6P1 - 173.7max) fps ∼61% -39%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
95.9 fps ∼60% -40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
89.3 (64.9min, 71.6P0.1, 77P1 - 109.6max) fps ∼56% -44%
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
3840x2160 Highest Settings
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
74.6 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
65.6 (13.8min, 17.5P0.1, 51.4P1 - 229max) fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
64 (10.8min, 11.6P0.1, 50.8P1 - 159max) fps ∼86% -14%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
52.9 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
50.2 (16.1min, 25.6P0.1, 36.1P1 - 146max) fps ∼67% -33%
1920x1080 Highest Settings
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161.1 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
144 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
144 (58.7min, 90.7P0.1, 105P1 - 365max) fps ∼89% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
127 (21.9min, 24.4P0.1, 83.5P1 - 285max) fps ∼79% -21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
95.7 (21.6min, 37.6P0.1, 58P1 - 166max) fps ∼59% -41%
Cyberpunk 2077
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
41.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
38.9 (20.9min, 31.3P0.1, 34.3P1 - 86.6max) fps ∼94% -6%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
30.9 fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
27.9 (6.44min, 21.5P0.1, 24.6P1 - 186max) fps ∼67% -33%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
109.7 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
103 (23.3min, 60.3P0.1, 75.7P1 - 176max) fps ∼94% -6%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
82.3 fps ∼75% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
81 (8.01min, 51.5P0.1, 63P1 - 143max) fps ∼74% -26%
F1 2020
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
135 (116min - 157max) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
128 (106min - 152max) fps ∼95% -5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
114 (100min - 136max) fps ∼84% -16%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
97.4 (84min - 114max) fps ∼72% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
88.7 (76min - 101max) fps ∼66% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
279 (211min - 345max) fps ∼100% +12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
250 (214min - 304max) fps ∼90%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
194 (164min - 230max) fps ∼70% -22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
181 (145min - 211max) fps ∼65% -28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
179 (153min - 213max) fps ∼64% -28%
Death Stranding
3840x2160 Very High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
131 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
98.7 (76.9min, 81.1P0.1, 88.7P1 - 127max) fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
84.2 (42.2P1) fps ∼64% -36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
74.1 (62.4min, 64.2P0.1, 66.4P1 - 84.5max) fps ∼57% -43%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
73.7 (61.7P1) fps ∼56% -44%
1920x1080 Very High Preset
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
206 (90.1P1) fps ∼100% +10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
202 (133min, 151P0.1, 165P1 - 290max) fps ∼98% +7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
188.1 fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
170 (106min, 117P0.1, 136P1 - 255max) fps ∼83% -10%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
167 (142.9P1) fps ∼81% -11%
Mafia Definitive Edition
3840x2160 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
84.5 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
78.1 (44.8min, 50.5P0.1, 54.7P1 - 175max) fps ∼92% -8%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
63.4 fps ∼75% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
62.6 (28min, 37.6P0.1, 49.2P1 - 87.3max) fps ∼74% -26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
55.2 (19.3min, 34.2P0.1, 45.2P1 - 133max) fps ∼65% -35%
1920x1080 High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
158.8 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
144 (59.7min, 73.4P0.1, 93.2P1 - 295max) fps ∼91% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
132 (57.5min, 71.1P0.1, 88.3P1 - 259max) fps ∼83% -17%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
123.7 fps ∼78% -22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
121 (23.7min, 68P0.1, 83.3P1 - 223max) fps ∼76% -24%
Watch Dogs Legion
3840x2160 Ultra Preset (DX12)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
57.6 (24.58min, 45.93P1 - 114.36max) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
53.5 (33.98min, 42.85P1 - 79.6max) fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
49.3 (32.85min, 41.54P1 - 76.12max) fps ∼86% -14%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
43.4 (22.94min, 35.76P1 - 80.93max) fps ∼75% -25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39.2 (17.54min, 27.54P1 - 81.17max) fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
112 (75.12min, 87.97P1 - 181.69max) fps ∼100% +5%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
107 (24.35min, 77.46P1 - 174.03max) fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
99.3 (13.98min, 73.29P1 - 167.32max) fps ∼89% -7%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
86 (37.65min, 66.32P1 - 130.48max) fps ∼77% -20%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
85.5 (32.06min, 62.5P1 - 122.78max) fps ∼76% -20%
Horizon Zero Dawn
3840x2160 Ultimate Quality
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
113 (56min - 189max) fps ∼100% +27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
89 fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
82 (52min - 158max) fps ∼73% -8%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
61 (41min - 103max) fps ∼54% -31%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
54 (31min - 128max) fps ∼48% -39%
1920x1080 Ultimate Quality
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
189 (64min - 349max) fps ∼100% +19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
159 fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
144 (44min - 263max) fps ∼76% -9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
124 (68min - 221max) fps ∼66% -22%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
109 (38min - 223max) fps ∼58% -31%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
94 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
87.9 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
79.6 fps ∼85% -15%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
66.3 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
66 fps ∼70% -30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
63.5 fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
194 fps ∼100% +4%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
187 fps ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
177 fps ∼91% -5%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
166 fps ∼86% -11%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
160 fps ∼82% -14%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
120 fps ∼62% -36%
Yakuza Like a Dragon
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
78.2 fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
72.4 (37min, 40.3P0.1, 47.4P1 - 129max) fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
60.3 (38.2min, 44.3P0.1, 50.9P1 - 86.2max) fps ∼77% -23%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
55.2 fps ∼71% -29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
51.7 (26.1min, 30.1P0.1, 37.7P1 - 98.6max) fps ∼66% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
122 (47.7min, 70P0.1, 83.9P1 - 153max) fps ∼100% +6%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
115 fps ∼94%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
111 fps ∼91% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
111 (54.6min, 63.5P0.1, 78.1P1 - 140max) fps ∼91% -3%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
110 (70.4min, 70.8P0.1, 79.9P1 - 139max) fps ∼90% -4%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 180 174 168 105 100 151 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 437.6 418.7 338.6 171.5 148 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 149.1 139.2 138.4 134.3 138.6 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 391.3 283.6 269.7 253.7 128.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 211 190 153 128 81.5 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 157 137 111 92.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 186 162 155 142 139 105 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 402 342 330 315 244 150 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 206 194 199 187 159 94 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 179.4 172.3 157.6 145.8 129.5 95.8 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 144 144 144 144 144 142.3 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 148 128 123 112 110 97 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 201 168 146 124 106 70.6 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 249 210 177 152 121 72 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 179 155 103.5 54.5 53.5 51.3 fps
Control (2019) 239.2 217 172.2 115.8 61.3 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 172 142 126 119 105 68 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 129.9 129.6 129.2 127.4 124.4 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 167.9 171.7 153.2 109.9 92.3 63.5 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 239 206.5 192 184.4 112.8 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 449.3 398.6 365.8 359.9 304.5 192.6 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 379 320 316 250 207 135 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 206.1 193.2 188.6 188.1 140.9 131 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 206 191 175 159 141 89 fps
Crysis Remastered (2020) 233.3 222.4 220.6 97.1 82.6 60.5 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 175.1 130.4 121.4 115.2 113.5 97.4 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 188.4 163.6 158.8 142.3 84.5 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 448 412.3 397.8 384.2 297.2 188.3 fps
FIFA 21 (2020) 212 206.5 202.4 199.9 199.9 203.3 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 132 131 120 107 88.3 57.6 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 250.2 197 178.5 159.5 131.1 91.4 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 138 114 105 91 79 57 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020) 264 231.2 195.4 161.1 124.7 74.6 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 121.2 120 118.3 115 113.2 78.2 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 164 144 138 130 114 83 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 143.1 138.6 124.1 109.7 78.1 41.5 fps
Hitman 3 (2021) 267 224 223 223 190 115 fps

Emissions of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE in the stress test
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE in the stress test
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE in the stress test
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE in the stress test

Due to the very high power consumption, you shouldn't pay attention to every single figure when it comes to energy consumption. The manufacturer specifies a maximum of 350 watts for the Founders Edition. The recently reviewed model from MSI even had a power consumption of 420 watts according to the spec sheet. However, the system is just as energy-efficient in idle usage at 91 watts as with other modern graphics cards. Therefore, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE doesn't have a disadvantage here. Our measuring device shows considerably more when we play The Witcher 3. An average of 463 watts is reached here. A comparatively good result when we look at the RTX 3080 from Asus or the RTX 3090 from MSI. At 501 watts, our test system achieves almost the same value as the RTX 3080 from Asus in the stress test with FurMark.

The newly designed cooling system works well, and the fan-stop mode enables now a whisper-quiet 2D operation. The large 110-millimeter fans only start to rotate under load. Nevertheless, they remain surprisingly quiet under load. We measured just under 40 dB(A) in the stress test and just under 43 dB(A) while gaming. The fans of the installed AIO drive the noise up a bit, since the CPU is pushed harder during gaming. The graphics card's case heats up quickly, and the thermal imaging camera's pictures show that heat is well distributed. Nonetheless, there are hotspots on the back of the graphics card that reach 84 °C (~183 °F), which is caused by the VRAM that is installed underneath. The GPU temperature is surprisingly cool at 69 °C (~156 °F). However, the VRAM gets much hotter at around 95 °C (~203 °F).

Test system power consumption (idle)
Test system power consumption (idle)
Test system power consumption (FurMark PT 100%)
Test system power consumption (FurMark PT 100%)
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Stress test FurMark (PT 100%)
Stress test FurMark (PT 100%)
Noise level in idle usage - Fan-stop mode
Noise level in idle usage - Fan-stop mode
Noise level in the stress test
Noise level in the stress test
Noise level when gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Noise level when gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
 
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 105.9 W)
550.91 (521min - 582max) Watt * ∼100% -10%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.3 W)
504.5 (493min - 541max) Watt * ∼92% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 91.1 W)
501.5 (425min - 525max) Watt * ∼91%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 99.5 W)
447.92 (413min - 484max) Watt * ∼81% +11%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, R7 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
417.78 (399min - 446max) Watt * ∼76% +17%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), R7 2700X
402.24 (320min - 423max) Watt * ∼73% +20%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
400.8 (354min - 432max) Watt * ∼73% +20%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 95.1 W)
376.9 (369min - 433max) Watt * ∼68% +25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
376.76 (331min - 409max) Watt * ∼68% +25%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
343 (336min - 382max) Watt * ∼62% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (239 fps, Idle: 69.8 W)
326.56 (313min - 351max) Watt * ∼59% +35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (283 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
326 (315min - 348max) Watt * ∼59% +35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
295.2 (148min - 331max) Watt * ∼54% +41%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (237 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
281.4 (275min - 321max) Watt * ∼51% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), R7 2700X (207 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
280.49 (271min - 312max) Watt * ∼51% +44%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 105.9 W)
597.23 (577min - 618max) Watt * ∼100% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 99.5 W)
505.16 (389min - 543max) Watt * ∼85% -9%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 88.3 W)
505 (389min - 543max) Watt * ∼85% -9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 91.1 W)
463.69 (450min - 487max) Watt * ∼78%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
438.8 (431min - 463max) Watt * ∼73% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
RX Vega 64, R7 2700X (Idle: 74.3 W)
408 Watt * ∼68% +12%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 87.78 W)
404.67 (389min - 421max) Watt * ∼68% +13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P (Idle: 95.1 W)
394.5 (381min - 430max) Watt * ∼66% +15%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
382.79 (360min - 410max) Watt * ∼64% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 69.8 W)
348.71 (341min - 359max) Watt * ∼58% +25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (96.8 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
344.7 (335min - 370max) Watt * ∼58% +26%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
342.9 (329min - 355max) Watt * ∼57% +26%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, R7 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
339 (306min - 359max) Watt * ∼57% +27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (82.7 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
298.2 (293min - 322max) Watt * ∼50% +36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), R7 2700X (84.2 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
295.9 (284min - 304max) Watt * ∼50% +36%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
288.8 (284min - 299max) Watt * ∼48% +38%

* ... smaller is better

Pros

+ fast enough for UHD
+ modern architecture (8 nm)
+ DLSS plus ray tracing
+ 24 GB of VRAM
+ fan-stop mode

Cons

- very high energy requirement
- almost impossible to get
- inconvenient position of the power connection

Verdict - Big, quiet, and fast

In review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
In review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
In review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition

Nvidia's flagship, the GeForce RTX 3090, is undoubtedly one of the fastest graphics cards on the market. However, the Founders Edition has to admit defeat against the custom designs of some manufacturers due to the 350-watt TDP limit. Meanwhile, board partners like EVGA offer GeForce RTX 3090 models at up to 500 watts. Nevertheless, the version that we tested is suitable for gaming in very high resolutions without restrictions. The build quality is very good, although the new 12-pin power connector has been placed in a very unfavorable position. The graphics card also has a very high-quality feel, and the high weight benefits the heatsink, which finally also offers a fan-stop mode. But even under load, the graphics card doesn't draw excessive attention to itself. The large fans push a lot of air through the cooling fins and produce a low-frequency noise, which is perceived as being somewhat quieter than what our measuring device indicates.

With the GeForce RTX 3090, Nvidia offers a high-end graphics card for uncompromised 4K gaming.

The big advantage of the GeForce RTX 3090 is the VRAM that has a whopping 24 GB of capacity. This is more than twice as much than in the GeForce RTX 3080. AMD is in the midfield with its current graphics cards and equips them with 16 GB. Nevertheless, the GeForce RTX 3090 can prevail over the competition, especially in 4K gaming. The point clearly goes to the RTX 3090 here.

At this point, we can only repeat ourselves when it comes to the subject of availability. The current situation is still unchanged, and the present MSRP of 1,549 Euros (~$1,866) is still only a dream for many users who want to purchase the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. With a bit of luck, however, you can get a hold of this model directly from Nvidia. Every now and then, the model is listed there.

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Sebastian Bade, 2021-02- 6 (Update: 2021-02- 6)
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