The Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3090 KUDAN; $5000 Before Mining Markup
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The Guru of 3D just reviewed a new Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3090 KUDAN GPU which brings new meaning to the word excessive; up to and including the suitcase it comes in. The card features a hybrid air and water cooling solution to keep the components cool under pressure and there is a small 60Hz display on the side which can display a variety of logos and animations or real time performance metrics. The card is three slots in height, not counting the 240mm radiator for the watercooling system. It also sports three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, with up to a 420W power allowance while running in OC mode.
The card has a modest 75Mhz Boost overclock out of box, however once Guru 3D fired up Afterburner they left that frequency in the dust. They set the Core Voltage up by 50 and the Power Limiter to 119%, which would push the card’s power consumption to 500W without hardware limiters. That allowed them to increase the GPU clock by 165MHz for a Dynamic GPU clock of around 2050 MHz as well as bumping up the memory a full gigahertz to 2.15GHz.
That overclock provided almost a 10% boost for in-game performance and they didn’t even need to bump up the fan speed. Still, it is hard to justify the excessive cost of this limited edition card. If you do want to own the most powerful RTX 3090 on the market, after overclocking, then move quickly as there will only ever be 1000 of them. You can stick it next to your Star Wars Titan XP GPU.
Tweaked to the max, huge power delivery, and a card that remains silent for a product in this enthusiast range., thanks to a combo of air and liquid cooling Combine that with 24 GB of the fastest GDDR6X memory your money can get you.