ZOTAC has introduced its GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity Ampere graphics card on September 24, 2020. The card blends NVIDIA’s top-notch RTX 3090 GPU with 24 GB of GDDR6X memory, the latest IceStorm 2.0 cooling solution, and Spectra 2 ARGB illumination. ZOTAC exhibits an industry-leading 5-year warranty upon product registration. ZOTAC takes a traditional approach with its IceStorm 2.0 thermal solution. All three fans are placed in expected places. The cooler being longer than the PCB, so some of the air flows from the third fan through, the backplate.
Unlike the$700 “flagship” RTX 3080 launched last week, the new ZOTAC RTX 3090, is released in the category of “halo segment” item and expansively equated with the Turing-based TITAN RTX, which launched at $3,000. The ZOTAC RTX 3090 has a very interesting market position at its $1,499 starting price, which is about 50% higher than the launch price of the RTX 2080 Ti, but exactly 50% lower than the TITAN RTX, a good price to wade its competitors. Besides supplying all except two streaming multiprocessors on the GA102 silicon, the RTX 3090 rejoices the full 384-bit wide memory band of the die—no 352-bit business this time around. NVIDIA notched the RTX 3090 with an overwhelming 24 GB of GDDR6X memory timed at 19.5 Gbps, 940 GB/s memory bandwidth.
The Zotac RTX 3090 Trinity is packaged with the company’s IceStorm 2 cooler displays a long chain of aluminum fin-stack heatsinks. They are clasped by copper heat pipes, aerated by three fans that each spin at a speed independent of the others. The dimensions of the card are 32 x 12 cm.
The ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity looks similar to the RTX 3080 Trinity. It showcases a conventional-looking card with a triple-slot, triple-fan arrangement of three 90 mm fans, breezing air onto a pair of aluminum fin-stack heatsinks transfixed by copper heat pipes that pull heat from the GPU through a vapor-chamber plate.
The display connector of the ZOTAC graphics card has three common DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1. Though, the Universal Serial Bus Clinks for VR headsets have been removed. The DisplayPort 1.4a outputs go with Display Stream Compression (DSC) 1.2a. This allows you to connect 4K displays at 120 Hz and 8K displays at 60 Hz. Ampere can drive two 8K displays at 60 Hz with only one cable per display.
Display Connectors And Plugs
ZOTAC’s Trinity Ampere is the first GPU to go with HDMI 2.1. This accelerates bandwidth to 48 Gbps to support higher resolutions, like 4K144 and 8K30, with a single cable. With DSC, this goes up to 4K240 and 8K120. NVIDIA’s new NVENC/NVDEC video engine is updated to perform video tasks with the lowest CPU load. The focus is to provide support for AV1 decode. You can decode MPEG-2, VC1, VP8, VP9, H.264, and H.265 natively, at up to [email protected] The encoder supports H.264, H.265, and lossless at up to [email protected]
The card can hold two 8-pin PCIe power connectors plugs.