With the launch of NVIDIA RTX 40 series graphics cards, this time ASUS also launched the first wave of TUF Gaming series RTX 4090 OC graphics cards. In order to meet the performance and heat dissipation requirements of RTX 4090, this time, in addition to using a 10+4 phase power supply, it is convenient for heat dissipation. A major upgrade has also been made, with a larger radiator and a new fan, which has brought the new TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC to a higher level.
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
CUDA Core: 16384
Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Core Clock: Boost – 2595 MHz (Overclock Mode)
Memory Clock: 21 Gbps
PCI Express: 4.0 x16
Output Ports: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a, 2 x HDMI 2.1
HDCP Support: 2.3
Power Port: 1 x 16-pin
Recommended Power Supply: 850W
Dimensions: 348.2 x 160 x 72.6 mm
TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC Out of the Box
This time NVIDIA launched the RTX 40 series graphics card, which adopts a new generation of Ada Lovelace architecture, which includes the fourth-generation Tensor core and the third-generation RT core. Compared with the 84 SM units of the previous generation RTX 3090, the RTX 4090 core has 128 Group SM unit, which contains 512 Tensor cores and 176 RT cores. From the specification point of view, this generation of RTX 4090 has a big gap in performance with the previous generation.
The new TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC graphics card is larger than the previous generation’s largest RTX 3090 Ti in size. The larger size also means a larger radiator, and the fan is also enlarged this time. Improve performance and make the entire graphics card more domineering in appearance.
This time, because the power supply part uses a 16-pin (12VHPWR) connector, a 16-pin to 4 8-pin connector adapter cable is given in the accessories, allowing players to use a non-ATX 3.0 standard power supply. It can also meet the power supply requirements of this graphics card, but perhaps it is because players are afraid that changing the power cord from 1 to 4 will cause trouble in routing the cables, so the whole line of the devil felt is also given to players to facilitate The whole line is beautiful.
In addition, as the graphics card gets bigger and bigger, this time you can see that a mini graphics card support bracket is directly given in the accessories. Since the thickness of the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC graphics card this time comes directly to about 3.65 Slots, the length of the graphics card bracket is not Long, generally, the mainstream chassis is installed more than enough.
104 mm enlarged fan, 3.65 slots, 8 heat pipes
First of all, I saw the appearance of the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC graphics card. This time the overall size has become larger. In addition to the enlarged radiator, the front three axial fans are this time. The size is increased, the diameter part is increased by approximately 104 mm, and the fan blade part is changed to a 7-blade design. Compared with the fan on the previous generation RTX 3090 Ti, it can have better air volume and air volume at a relatively low speed. Wind pressure, and this time the three fans are arranged in forward and reverse directions.
On the side of the graphics card, due to the thickness of 3.65 Slots this time, it can be seen in the design that there is more space on the side to allow the radiator to vent. Although the size of the graphics card is very long, the PCB is actually shorter, so 16 -The pin power connector will be in the middle position on the side.
In the lighting effect part, only the Logo and a small section of the light bar are on the side near the tail end. The upper surface of the design has a layer of electroplating, which can have a good visual effect even if it does not emit light, and the lighting part is dynamic ARGB. The lighting effect can be controlled by the player through the Armoury Crate software.
The backplane part is also made of metal material this time, which has complete coverage in the PCB area, and the tail section has a large area of openings so that the airflow of the tail section radiator can be directly discharged upwards, increasing the heat dissipation efficiency of the radiator.
This generation also has a dual Bios mode. Players can find the toggle switch for “P mode” and “Q mode” under the word GEFORCE on the metal back panel. The main difference between the two is the adjustment of the fan. In the same environment, P mode can give better heat dissipation performance, and Q mode can have lower noise performance.
In the display output part, this time TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC has given 3 Display Port 1.4a and 2 HDMI 2.1a, but it should be noted that although it has 5 output interfaces, it still supports at most 4 simultaneous outputs.
After the radiator part is disassembled, it can be found that this design directly fixes the fan to the upper cover through the bracket, and the official statement of the middle heat dissipation fin is 35% larger than the previous generation. In addition, the heat pipe part has also increased to 8, of which 3 are 6mm in size and 5 are 8 mm in size.
In the center of the PCB, you can see the RTX 4090 core chip codenamed AD102-300-A1, and on the side are 12 2GB Micron memory chips codenamed D8BZC. The power supply part uses a 10+4-phase power supply design, the same as the previous generation. Super Alloy Power II top aluminum alloy inductors are used.
GPU Tweak III Software
GPU Tweak III is ASUS’ graphics card monitoring and overclocking software. In addition, to quickly switch between three different performance modes in the software, players can also perform manual overclocking. In addition, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC is preset to turn on the fan Automatically stop, and this time ASUS also optimized fan tuning for RTX 40 series graphics cards.
Basic Performance Test
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard: ROG STRIX Z690-E GAMING WIFI
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 16GBx2
Graphics Card: TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC
Operating system: Windows 11 Pro
TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC In GPU-Z, you can see that the core part adopts an AD102 core chip with Ada Lovelace architecture, the process is 4 nm and has 16384 Cuda cores, and the memory is Micron GDDR6X 384-Bit 24576 MB (24GB), the core clock is 2265 MHz, the boost clock is 2565 MHz, and the memory clock is 1313 MHz (21Gps). In this test, the overclocking mode is turned on in GPU Tweak III, so the actual Boost is tested during the test. The clock is 2595 MHz.
3DMark is a performance test software that simulates 3A-level game graphics operations. The Fire Strike series simulates the operation of DX11 games. In the Fire Strike test with FHD resolution, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC scored 51,741 points; in 2K resolution, It scored 40,620 points in the 4K Fire Strike Extreme test and 24,995 points in the 4K Fire Strike Ultra test.
Among them, it can be found that the score of the graphics card in the Fire Strike test exceeded 80,000 points. Compared with the RTX 3090 Ti with only 50,000 initial scores, it is expected to have a 50% performance improvement in performance.
The DX12 API test also uses 3DMark, while the Time Spy series mainly tests the game performance under DX12. The default resolution is 2K. The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC scored 32,620 points, while the 4K image quality Extreme test scored 16,824 points.
In the ray tracing part, Port Royal is a game simulation test that adds ray tracing technology. The default test resolution is 1440p. TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC passed the test and got 26,062 points. In addition, in the NVIDIA DLSS feature test project, this time using the Beta test The version includes a new DLSS 3 test and this time the new DLSS 3 uses the Optical Multi Frame Generation (Optical Multi Frame Generation) technology, which can calculate an additional frame that does not exist under the technology based on DLSS 2, which is equivalent to It is DLSS 3 that can directly generate 87.5% of the pictures through AI operations. In the test, it can be found that DLSS 3 can indeed perform better than DLSS 2. In addition, it can be found that the higher the resolution, the higher the number of frames in DLSS 3. The more obvious the improvement.
Game performance test
In the game test section, select “Electric Rider 2077”, “Watch Dogs: Freedom Legion”, “Polar Howl 6”, “Thriller: Exile”, “Assassin’s Creed: Viking Age”, ” Rainbow Six: Escape from the Restricted Area” and “Forza Motorsport: Horizon 5” were tested, and the test resolution used 1440p and 2160p for players’ reference.
First of all, the AAA game test was performed with full 1440p special effects. Since the RTX 4090 has greatly improved in performance this time, it has been able to meet the needs of playing AAA masterpieces with full 2160p special effects. Of course, it is like games with lower performance requirements such as “Rainbow Six” No.: Evacuate the restricted area”, even breaking through 200 frames.
The light chasing test part is tested with 4 games, “Electric Rider 2077”, “Watch Dogs: Freedom Legion”, “Polar Cry 6”, and “Thriller: Exile”.
After turning on ray tracing, it can be found that “Electric Driver 2077”, which has high hardware requirements, cannot reach 60 frames at 2160p, but an average of 45 frames can still be played with G-Sync turned on.
Then turn on DLSS and FSR for testing, which can basically bring the number of frames up to 100 frames, and this time “Dianyu Renke 2077” provides the function of DLSS 3 in the Beta version. It can be found in the actual measurement that it can be about 2160p. 3.25x frame rate improvement.
Creation software test
Productivity test selects Blender, a cross-platform 3D creation software for testing. Under Blender Benchmark 3.3, the monster scene results are 6479 samples per minute, the junkshop is 2980, and the classroom is 3006, which is similar to RTX 3090 Ti. That’s about a 2x performance improvement.
The V-Ray 5 ray tracing rendering software developed by Chaos Group has launched the V-Ray 5 Benchmark to allow players to test the performance of their CPU and GPU in ray tracing rendering. Under the V-Ray GPU CUDA test, they obtained 4277 vpath, V -Ray GPU RTX test got 5936 vrays, which is also about 2 times the performance improvement compared to RTX 3090 Ti.
Temperature and power consumption
The temperature and power consumption test is mainly based on the highest value of the entire platform. It is equipped with an i9-12900k processor. Through FurMark, Time Spy Stress Test, and GPU-Z, it simulates high load, DX12 games, and standby conditions. temperature and power consumption. The temperature of TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC on standby is 45 degrees, and the power consumption of the whole platform is 108 W; the temperature when Time Spy Stress Test is running is 63 degrees, and the power consumption of the whole platform is 545 W; the temperature when FurMark 4xMSAA is running is 65 degrees, the power consumption of the whole platform is 543 W.
In terms of temperature, it only performs well at 65 degrees under full load, and the official recommends that the configuration of the power supply is at least 850W. It is also recommended that if the processor is intel i7, i9 or AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9, you can consider a 1000W power supply It is more suitable, and if using the HEDT platform, it is necessary to select a power supply above 1200W according to the actually installed hardware.
TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC Summary
This generation of NVIDIA RTX40 is really strong in terms of performance. Even without the support of DLSS technology, it can still meet the 2160p 60FPS gaming experience, and this new DLSS 3 can also greatly increase the game FPS, so racing simulator players, can finally have a high-definition and smooth gaming experience.
This time, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC adopts a new design of a huge heat sink, which has been upgraded compared with the previous generation. It can meet the cooling requirements of the RTX 4090 core, power supply, and other components, but the huge size and weight of more than 2 kg, or the part that players need to pay attention to when installing.
The TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC is priced at 59,990 TWD. Players can buy a performance close to the flagship model without breaking 60,000. It is a good choice for the price.
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Title: 3.65 Slot military flagship! ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4090 OC Graphics Card