1,000W PSUs are recommended for overclocked RTX 3090 Ti models
Will Nvidia's next-gen GPUs be even more power hungry?
Published: 3rd January 2022 | Source: Videocardz |
High-end RTX 3090 Ti models reportedly have extremely high power requirements
Nvidia's Founders Edition RTX 3090 has a 750W PSU listed as part of the graphics card's recommended power specs, and rumour has it that their planned RTX 3090 Ti will have an even higher power requirements.
Videocardz has reported that an "RTX 3090 Ti OC model" has recommended PSU requirement of 1,000W, suggesting that high-end RTX 3090 models will require a lot more power than their predecessors. Currently, ASUS recommends that ROG Strix RTX 3090 OC users have an 850W (or larger) power supply, making the jump to 1000W seem incredibly probable. There are barely any PSUs on the PC market that deliver maximum wattages of between 850W and 1000W, making the jump to 1,000W a logical choice.
What remains to be seen is whether or not the performance offered by Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti will be enough to justify such high power requirements. Will Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti be as efficient as its predecessor, or has Nvidia pushed the power levels of its RTX 30 series silicon too far?
Note that this 1,000W PSU recommendation likely assumes that RTX 3090 OC owners will be overclocking their CPU and graphics card. This is what ASUS says on their website for their RTX 3090 Strix OC to justify their 850W PSU recommendation. "Our wattage recommendation is based on a fully overclocked GPU and CPU system configuration."
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