Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3090 graphics card with a 2.0 version

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3090 graphics card with a 2.0 version

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3090 graphics card with a 2.0 version 

Gigabyte has launched a new revision of their RTX 3090 Aorus Master graphics card, offering their users access to more power for higher potential overclocks. This new model will give the RTX 3090 Aorus Master the same number of 8-pin PCIe power connectors as the graphics card’s RTX 3090 Aorus Extreme counterpart. 

This new 2.0 design for Gigabyte’s RTX 3090 Aorus Master features an additional 8-pin PCIe power connector, potentially allowing the graphics card to take in more power for higher overclocks. That said, the graphics card’s baseline specifications remain mostly the same as its original 1.0 incarnation. Clock speeds remain identical across both models, though the graphics card’s latest version now recommends an 850W power supply instead of a 750W PSU. 

The benefit of Gigabyte’s upgraded Aorus Master model could be increased overclockability, thanks to the GPU’s ability to draw more power. A dual 8-pin PCIe power connector setup can deliver 300 watts of power, which when added to PCIe power allows Gigabyte’s RTX 3080 Aorus Master to utilise up to 375 watts of power before it exceeds PCI express power standards. With three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, more than 400 watts of power can be accessed without any issues. 

With brands like EVGA already offering BIOS updates to increase the power limits of their more mainstream RTX 30 series graphics cards, like their 450W BIOS update for their RTX 3080 FTW, it makes sense for Gigabyte to offer similar options to their users. That said, Gigabyte’s original Aorus Master’s power configuration did not allow for this, creating the need for this new revision. 

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3090 graphics card with a 2.0 version  

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