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The RTX 3090 is finally here... did it meet the world's expectations? Let's find out
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Today, the official embargo for reviews of the highly anticipated, “titan GPU for 8K gaming” – the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card – has lifted. It’s time to see if NVIDIA’s most powerful graphics card in the company’s history chalks up, and we’re expecting a lot.
Ultimately, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 has delivered on all counts. In terms of power and performance, the 3090 is being lauded as the most powerful GPU…ever.
Still, the bottom line for most reviews suggest that, if you’re not a professional creator, or someone with the means to access an 8K gaming experience, you might be better off saving your money. For the price difference between the 3090 and 3080, casual gamers are likely better off going for the 3080, or even waiting for the 3070.
Guru3D said: “For gaming, we do not feel the 3090 makes a substantial enough difference over the RTX 3080 with 10 to 15% differentials, and that’s mainly due to system bottlenecks really. You need to game at Ultra HD and beyond for this card to make a bit of sense.” PC Gamer drew the same conclusion, stating, “there are very few people who I would recommend the $1,500 RTX 3090 to. And none of them are gamers.” Despite this, the overwhelming verdict is that the 3090 is a beast – albeit one that caters to a niche market – and, if you have a way to reap its full potential, you’ll be onto a winner.
If it sounds up your street, there are a number of places you can purchase this GPU, given NVIDIA are on top of this launch.
Linus Tech Tips – Positive
Gamers Nexus – Positive
JayzTwoCents – Positive
Hardware Unboxed – Positive
Hardware Canucks – Positive
Gear Seekers – Positive
Eurogamer – Positive
‘RTX 3090 delivers the Titan experience for the new generation of graphics hardware…For my use cases, the extra money is obviously worth it.’
Richard Leadbetter – Eurogamer
PC Gamer – Positive
‘This is every inch the Titan card Jen-Hsun said it would be.’
Dave James – PC Gamer
Tech Radar – Positive
‘Best GPU performance on the market.’
Bill Thomas – Tech Radar
WCCFTech – Positive
‘The GeForce RTX 3090 is an amazing product for the right consumer who knows what to do with this beast of a card.’
Keith May – Wccftech
Tweaktown – Positive
‘You might not be able to afford it, you might never buy it — but if you’ve got the money and want the very best there is, there is no question on whether you’ll buy the GeForce RTX 3090. This review is just underlining how f***ing incredible it is. From the moment you have the RTX 3090 Founders Edition in your hands, to when it’s installed into your machine with its huge triple-slot design… you are in love.’
Anthony Garreffa – Tweektown
Guru3D – Positive
‘I like this chunk of hardware sitting inside a PC though as, no matter how you look at it, it is a majestic product.’
Hilbert Hagedoorn – Guru3D
Hot Hardware – Positive
‘Summarizing the GeForce RTX 3090’s performance is simple — it’s the single fastest GPU on the market currently, bar none.’
Tom’s Hardware – Positive
‘The bottom line is that the RTX 3090 is the new high-end gaming champion, delivering truly next-gen performance without a massive price increase.’
Jarred Walton – Tom’s Hardware