If you’re looking at this right now, you may treat this review as a resource both as an informational guide on the gaming performance the Palit RTX 3090 GamingPRO both for either interest of the GPU market or a buying decision.
That said, to preface this review, given that we are under tough times, buying a GPU is now a larger investment and thus buyers need to educate themselves as much as possible before making their purchase in a short period of time, lest they want to miss their window. Anyway, if you have further questions I am very much willing to offer information to the best of my knowledge so just leave a comment.
With that out of the way, we proceed with our review: The Palit RTX 3090 GamingPRO will be the first RTX 3090 we review that is reference. Both MSI Gaming Trio and ROG Strix RTX 3090 have proven darlings of the market and have had plenty of demand but one is literally hard to find and another is an alternative for those looking for the other. With that being said, there is still an area of the GPU market wherein they seek an RTX 3090 for high-end gaming as well as professional workloads.
We have a couple of active readers in Back2Gaming who are very explicit on their purchasing decision being fueled solely by the larger frame buffer for 3D and other usage. That said, outside of work these people still game so an RTX 3090 provides the more cost-effective option especially for those that need it but don’t want to strap themselves to a Quadro especially when working at home.
About the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
The RTX 3090 is referred to as the BFGPU: big, ferocious GPU from Doom and gaming parlance and it is the most powerful gaming graphics card upon release on September 2020 and still is as of this writing. NVIDIA has made sure they covered all their bases from both a gaming standpoint and a semi-professional usecase as well with the RTX 3090.
Featuring 24GB GDDR6X of memory as its primary defining characteristic as well as 10496 CUDA cores, this monstrosity more than doubles the RTX 2080 Ti’s CUDA cores and still has plenty of other tricks including 2nd-generation RT cores and 3rd-gen Tensor cores. Later updates also sees this card utilize resizable BAR which will be incredibly beneficial to its gigantic VRAM and upcoming features will see RTX IO amongst others furthering the capabilities of this card.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 reference design has a boost clock of 1.7Ghz and a base of 1.4Ghz. Memory is configured with a 384-bit bus with a total of 24GB of GDDR6X memory.
About the Palit RTX 3090 GamingPRO
The Palit RTX 3090 GamingPRO is part of Palit’s GamingPRO series of cards aimed as their secondary gaming model just a notch below their GameRock line. You heard that right, the GamingPRO is the secondary card line after the flagship GameRock line and the vintage JetStream sits below the GamingPRO. The mainstream models from Palit are then presented as the DUAL line of cards.
The Palit RTX 3090 GamingPRO is a reference RTX 3090 featuring two PCIe 8-pin power connector and is rated for 350W power. A minimum of 750W power supply is recommended.
Just like NVIDIA’s reference card, the exact clock speeds are 1395Mhz GPU clock and a boost clock of 1695Mhz.