Wow, people still camping out at MC for these things? Nuts! Good ol' Cbus MC though... knew from the pic before I even read your post above!This was the line when I got there at 8 am.
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20 in line. Several from 5 am. Guys comes out and says "we have 5 cards. 2 6800, 2 6800xt and one 3090. Then all but 4 in front of me leave. I asked those in front all said they wanted the AMD cards. Guys behind me wanted 3080 or 3090. I figured after 5 trips at 2 hours one way, it was time to throw down. Got a First responders discount in my scrubs and ID showing I'm a nurse.
Wow, that kid is spoiled.
There is an issue with the 3090s? Hmm I am still within my return window I can return it and get the full system with a 3070 -My RMA'd 3090 FTW3U has the same PCI-E power limit issue. I have to undervolt the shit out of it to get decent performance. Often the third 8-pin is drawing less power than the PCI-E slot. I guess I'll be selling the card when availability of the STRIX is better. I won't be buying EVGA ever again after this.
I'm definitely enjoying it.Honestly just enjoy the card. So many are probably now stuck until the foreseeable future. Also with NVIDIA allowing SAM who knows, maybe the 3090 will have better performance
Some 3090 FTW3’s are pulling too much power over the PCI-E slot (over 75w) which is causing the card to throttle itself. It might be fixable via a VBIOS update in the future but no word on that from EVGA. Only solution thus far for the affected cards is to RMA.There is an issue with the 3090s? Hmm I am still within my return window I can return it and get the full system with a 3070 -
Hmm I haven't noticed it - I do see it getting hot playing Boarderlands 3 - it was 81c when I checked -Some 3090 FTW3’s are pulling too much power over the PCI-E slot (over 75w) which is causing the card to throttle itself. It might be fixable via a VBIOS update in the future but no word on that from EVGA. Only solution thus far for the affected cards is to RMA.
How does one check for this flaw? I've got a 3090 FTW3 Ultra. Seems to be benching par for the course, but still curious.
Use GPU-Z and you’ll be able to see the value there.How does one check for this flaw? I've got a 3090 FTW3 Ultra. Seems to be benching par for the course, but still curious.
exlink made a really good summary. Check out this thread specifically. https://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-RTX-3090-FTW3-XOC-BIOS-BETA-m3124192.aspx
I ran GPU-Z and Boarderlands 3 on insane with dx12 - fans set to 79% the card stayed under80C- the pcie wattage it stayed at 70.4 -with a small MAX symbol -said the card was pulling 425 ish watts - it's aryzner 3900x build with nvme drives (2) and 64 Gb ram - the PS is a corsair 750watt. which I understand is probably the bare minimum I need - thinking about getting a good 1000watt.exlink made a really good summary. Check out this thread specifically. https://forums.evga.com/EVGA-GeForce-RTX-3090-FTW3-XOC-BIOS-BETA-m3124192.aspx
The good news is if your card gets hot it is probably working fine. Mine never goes over 60*c.
Normal. Clock speeds on a card will also vary depend on load and application. The vast majority of these 2 x 8 pin 3090s will sit between 1900-2000 MHz.Is it normal for my TUF 3090 to max out at 1965mhz for it's core clock? Whenever I'm in games, it doesn't seem to go any higher than that. I've seen some people go over 2ghz... unless those were overclocked lol
I play games on a 3440x1440 ultrawide monitor
I'm definitely enjoying it.
Haven't even messed with motherboard settings, all stock Asus 570x , Asus 3090, and Ryzen 5 5600x, 64Gb ram
Runs great out of the box, will change ram speeds later and look at other settings.
I run them on three different pcie power plugs no splitter but I ordered a 1000w Zalmam sp 80+plat since I had amazon gc stacked up - comes tomorrow and I will recable and test again.Oh, yikes. Don't pop your card. My 3950x with PBO and my GPU @ 400w hitting 800w regularly on my UPS. Sorry, not trying to be 'that' guy ... you've already recognized the issue. There are a LOT of threads on the EVGA forum of 'red light' 3090 FTW3Us that black screen and just never work again. A good number were using PCI-E splitters.
No one knows how prevalent it is because we don’t have any actual, accurate numbers to go off of.How prevalent is the 3090 FTW3 Ultra black screen issue? Are people on these forums also having that issue. I just picked up a 3090 FTW3 Ultra and am now worried about black screens. Since I don't live in USA, any form of RMA will be a bitch to manage as it costs $200 just to ship the card to EVGA. Really worried about this whole ordeal.
Apparently we are getting an official response by evga within the next couple weeks.
The prices on video cards will remain the same or higher through the end of the year.Tired out of waiting and paid through the nose a while back for a 3090 off Amazon. Kept watching the prices go up $100/week or more and decided to jump in. Would have been smart to jump a couple of months sooner! Have lived long enough to witness trends in hobbies and other things--cars, cycles, cameras, musical equipment. Once prices go up, they might not ever really come down. These hobbies just become available to those who want and can afford them.
Yup, just read an article saying through 3Q21... so yeah, by the time you hit Q4, its the holidays and then even more demand. Quite frankly, if you managed to snag a new video card, count your blessings!The prices on video cards will remain the same or higher through the end of the year.
Is it still possible to get into the queue? How long did it take?Got an EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Hybrid last week from the queue. Just waiting for my motherboard to come back to install it, which should be by end of the week (lost memory slots A2 and B2 somehow). But now I'm contemplating if I need to get a new power supply since this monster can pull up to 500W by itself. EVGA says 750W PSU minimum, but we'll see how that works out .
Your patience is admirable. I got sick of waiting after about 40 days and opted for a 3080. No regrets, 'cuz I'm more of a casual gamer, now.You can still enter the queue if you want on this one and the XC3. I entered the queue for this one on 12/10/2020 and received notification on 3/10/2021. Exactly 90 days.
Believe me, I have not just been waiting on the queue. I have been trying to get various 3090 models since it launched in September.Your patience is admirable. I got sick of waiting after about 40 days and opted for a 3080. No regrets, 'cuz I'm more of a casual gamer, now.